//Giving Tuesday – to your local sexual assault centre

Giving Tuesday – to your local sexual assault centre

This #GivingTuesday please consider making a donation to your local sexual assault centre. Giving to your local centre ensures survivors of sexualized violence and childhood sexual abuse have the tools and support they need to heal. Your donations also support sexual violence prevention programs in your community.

What is GivingTuesday?

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support charities and non profits. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word, GivingTuesday is a movement for everyone who wants to give something back.

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre

This is our local centre. They have been incredibly supportive of us and our family. Find yours and give.

The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is a non-profit organization that provides services for those affected by sexualized violence, with primary emphasis on support, education, counselling, and leadership/advocacy. We hope you’ll choose to support the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre and here’s why:

  • Nova Scotia has one of the highest rates of sexual assault per capita in Canada.
  • Avalon is the only sexual assault centre in HRM.
  • Women and trans* individuals are waiting up to 5 months for therapeutic counselling.
  • There is a need to expand the time frame for response and services provided by the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program after immediate sexual assault/abuse.
  • Avalon Centre is unable to meet the growing demand for public education/professional training that many workplaces, communities, and schools are requiring.

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is asking for your support  Our goal is to raise $5,000 on Dec. 1 ‘Giving Tuesday’. You can become a Friend of Avalon by:

  • Providing a personal ‘Giving Tuesday’ donation on Dec. 1,
  • Coordinating a workplace donation or fundraiser on Dec. 1,
  • Committing your organization to supporting Avalon in the future.

When you financially support Avalon Sexual Assault Centre you are supporting victims/survivors who access and benefit from our services, programs, and resources.  You are sending the message that you Start By Believing.

Donations can be made at https://www.canadahelps.org/giv3/27934.

2016-10-21T21:42:55+00:00November 27th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Giving Tuesday – to your local sexual assault centre