Our community supporters make it possible for Safe Horizon to provide help and hope to individuals and families facing crisis. They give in many ways - from organizing fundraising on behalf of our programs to providing gifts to families during the holidays, to helping improve our locations so visitors will feel safe and welcome.
See how our community partners are helping us make a difference in the lives of those we help.
2011 Holidays: Kim Dowdy Helps Families for Thanksgiving
Kim Dowdy decided to do something different for Thanksgiving this year: She decided to raise funds so that families staying in Safe Horizon's domestic violence shelters would be able to enjoy holiday meals in safety. Through Safe Horizon's personal fundraising pages, Kim was able to raise donations that not only met, but exceeded her goal. Why did Kim choose Safe Horizon?
"A few years ago, I saw firsthand how Safe Horizon helped victims when I began delivering Thanksgiving dinners to domestic violence survivors," Kim explains. "This year, I learned about Lotus House [shelter] and knew that my colleagues would jump right in to join me in making Thanksgiving a meaningful one to families and staff there. To us, this is what Thanksgiving is all about and this has been more meaningful to us than you know."
2010 Holidays: Women of the Channel Winter Workshop
On December 9, Everything Channel hosted their second “Women of the Channel Winter Workshop” at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The IT professionals attending the conference played Santa on behalf of Safe Horizon’s children and families, donating toys for the holidays. Along with the toy donation, Everything Channel presented Safe Horizon with a $500 check, with an additional donation of $300 collected from event attendees that will go to help victims of violence and abuse.
Soles4Souls, a Nashville, TN-based charity, brought shoes and smiles to young people at our Streetwork program when they visited the program’s lower Manhattan location in early October 2010. Soles4Souls has provided nearly 10 million pairs of new and gently-worn shoes to help children and families since 2005, and continue their mission to "change the world, one pair at a time."
Read about their visit here.
Lotus House Project
In July 2010, nearly 60 volunteers from LP77 decided to leave a "legacy of hope" for families staying at Safe Horizon's Lotus House shelter. Learn more about this special project by following LP77's progress on our Facebook page or on LP77's blog.