Celebrate with generosity
You Gave – for Survivors, for Their Children, for the Future.
#GivingTuesday is a day celebrated around the world dedicated to giving back. This year’s day of giving took place on November 29, 2022. Thanks to a generous matching grant from Michele and Todd Dominick, the first $10,000 in online gifts were matched dollar for dollar!
Together, 381 of you donated $78,665. Thank you for changing lives.
Every survivor of domestic violence has a unique story to tell. For nearly 50 years, WC&S has been helping survivors to overcome their fear, trauma, and despair to find their voices once again. As domestic violence continues to increase in frequency, severity, and complexity, we are grateful for our amazing community of supporters for giving comfort and hope to survivors like Aubrey:
Every year, more than 7,500 survivors and their children come to WC&S for the safety, comfort, and support they need to heal from the violence and abuse that has silenced them for too long. Our survivor-centered advocacy, programs, and services put the needs of each individual first, no matter their race, nationality, religion, sexuality, gender identity, or experience. It’s this intricate work that saves and changes thousands of lives, and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of the community around us.
“WC&S helped me stand up after being beaten down emotionally, physically, and psychologically. The part of me that longed to be heard — not isolated, not controlled, and not constantly put down — was given a voice. I learned I didn’t deserve the abuse
that I received.”
Thanks to your generosity, we will continue to respond to the changing needs of those affected by DV. Perhaps the best way to describe the impact of your gift is through the words of survivors:
“I left an abusive marriage during COVID. I essentially rebuilt my life during a time when isolation and quarantine were mandatory. The WC&S support group provided me with an outlet for a voice I forgot I had. So many conversations, every single week, reminded me I have dignity and I have a purpose.“
Thank you for making a life-changing difference in the journeys of survivors of domestic violence and their children! Please donate for #GivingTuesday on November 29.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.