Donate toys and gifts to benefit moms and kids finding safety in SafeHaven shelters.
Women escaping domestic violence often leave everything behind to find safety at SafeHaven of Tarrant County. SafeHaven’s annual Santa’s Sack gift drive collects donations of gifts for kids and moms from December 12-20.
and lemonade into caring
When I was six, my mom was the director of children’s programs for SafeHaven. She took me to the shelter and I came home wishing I could do something to help the kids there have more fun. I started a lemonade stand and raised $22 -not even enough to send one kid to SafeHaven’s CampHeart.
Over eight years, the lemonade stand has become the LemonAID Stand Fundraiser, bringing in about $1,200 a year. Now we use the money to buy gift cards to the movies or bowling alley -things that will turn into fun field trips for kids in the shelter.
What started small has grown every year and now I have my own nonprofit called CarsonCares. We do big volunteer projects and fundraisers throughout the year. It’s a different way for kids and adults to help others.
Think YOU have what it talks to walk a mile in her shoes?
The “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Men’s March”, hosted by SafeHaven of Tarrant County, asks men to literally walk a mile in women’s high-heeled shoes to raise awareness of an issue that is often kept quiet: violence against women.
Are you in an abusive relationship?
If you are in immediate danger, call 911
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological.
We create safety for women and children: immediate safety for now, permanent safety for the future.
- Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
- December 13, 2014