Teen Ambassadors of Hope raising critical funds to support survivors during the crisis
My name is Finn Cooley. I'm a senior at Vandegrift High School, and I'm a 2020 Teen Ambassador of Hope! I am selling custom VHS masks to raise money to support TAOH. Masks are 1 for $15 or 2 for $25. The masks are made of grey jersey fabric with adjustable ear loops and the VHS logo. (To see a picture of the VHS mask, swipe right on your mobile device).
As a Teen Ambassador, I am educating my peers on how to recognize signs of unhealthy relationships and how to cope/respond, as well as encourage a positive social media presence.
I believe everyone deserves a healthy relationship. TAOH provides training on how to achieve just that, along with creating awareness on teen dating violence and promoting online safety.
As part of the Ambassador program, TAOH also taught me how to develop a business plan and think of a creative way to raise money for this important cause. As a senior, I wanted to honor my high school. I thought a mask with our school logo was appropriate to market during these times.
My goal is to raise $1,500 in 3 weeks. The giving window closes on June 26th. If you too believe that everyone deserves healthy relationships, please help me with my goal. Additional donations are accepted!
You will receive a thank you email after donating, and I will personally ask where I can deliver the masks to you.
TAOH is part of a non-profit called Texas Advocacy Project (TAP), that provides free legal services to survivors of domestic violence. Last year, TAP served 4,738 clients, impacting the lives of nearly 10,659 survivors and their children.
The current COVID-19 pandemic and eventual fall out has significantly increased the risk of violence in the home. Isolation is often the dangerous first ingredient for domestic violence.
About Texas Advocacy Project: Our mission is to prevent domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking throughout Texas through FREE legal services, access to the justice system, and education. Details at www.TexasAdvocacyProject.org. If you need help, call 1-800-374-HOPE.