Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped with our recent fundraiser to help a mom and child escape the clutches of an abusive man. It makes my heart happy to see such a generous group of people donating and shopping for a cause. Thank you again!
That being said, I have left the PayPal Donation button up for those that expressed interest in donating but have not had a chance to do it yet. Donations will be accepted until March 27 @ 11:59 PM PT. The current amount donated (excluding money raised via Shop Suey’s shopping fundraiser) is $857. I think we can get it up to $1200 by Sunday night!
If we do receive donations equal to or exceeding $1200, I will randomly select one winner who donated via PayPal to win a handbag of choice from our partners in this fundraiser, Shop Suey Boutique. We’ve had donations from $7- $150 so please do what you can to help! Every dollar counts!!
We can do this! Dig deep, skip fast food for a day and donate today!
[DONATIONS CLOSED. THANK YOU!]
Facts about abuse:
- Of all prison inmates, 84% were abused as children.
- A fourth of all girls and a sixth of boys are sexually abused by an adult before the age of 17.
- For every incident of child abuse or neglect that gets reported, it’s estimated that two others go unreported.
- One in three girls and one in five boys are sexually abused by an adult at some time during childhood. (Most sexual abusers are someone in the family or someone the child knows, not the proverbial stranger with a lollipop.)
- More than 80 percent of abusers are a parent or someone close to a child. Child abuse is far more likely to occur in the child’s home than in a day care center.
- At least 1.8 million women are battered each year in the U.S.
- 60% of all married women experience physical violence by their husbands at some time during their marriage.
- 50 to 80% of the women treated at hospital emergency rooms are there for injuries inflicted by their domestic partners.
- Battering is the single major cause of death to women, exceeding rapes, mugging and auto accidents.
- Between 2,000 and 4,000 women are beaten to death each year in the U.S.