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Meet Increased Demand for Domestic Violence Victims & Food Insecurity
Because of Covid-19 and the subsequent stay at home order, there are been 440,000 unemployment claims filed in CT since March. The Center for Family Justice is experiencing a 22% increase in Domestic Violence since this crisis began. Operation Hope is experiencing nearly a 50% increase in Foodbank needs. This increase in demand for these services for our most vulnerable community members is only expected to continue to grow as this health crisis persists and our economy continues to slow.
Front Lines Lawn Signs - Proceeds to Center for Family Justice & Operation Hope
In an effort to spread gratitude to those who are serving us as essential workers and on the frontlines of combating this novel virus, I partnered with a local artist to create "thank you" lawn signs. The signs feature a healthcare worker, law enforcement officer, grocer, and postal worker. Their efforts are what allow for the majority of us to stay safely at home and I want to make sure they feel our community's gratitude and appreciation.
All the proceeds of these signs will be split between The Center for Family Justice and Operation Hope. The money will go toward employing counselors for more hours to offer services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims, staffing the 24/7 emergency hotline, providing meals and staple goods for families, paying for shelter for families experiencing homelessness and supplies for the Safehouse that is at maximum capacity.
By donating $25, you can purchase a sign, spread gratitude and provide 100 meals
Your donation will keep the Safehouse, which is at maximum capacity, stocked with toiletries and personal hygiene products for the survivors of domestic violence. It will help afford the attorneys working with the Center's clients who are divorcing their abuser or seeking child custody. Your donation allows the 24/7 domestic violence hotline staffed and available to all who need it. A donation of $100 to Operation Hope feeds a family of 5 for a month.
66%-Donations to Organizations
28%-Cost of Signs
2%-Cost of stands
This displays the maximum incremental additional funding the campaign could receive (Maximum Funding Amount (MFA) less Minimum Funding Goal)). For example, if the MFA is $100,000 and the MFG $10,000, it would show the difference of $90,000 here.
70%-Donations to Organizations
23%-Cost of signs
3%-Cost of Stands