Home Shouldn't Be A Scary Place!
This Halloween, know what’s really scary? Not feeling safe in your own home. Spending every waking moment frightened, humiliated, and vulnerable. Countless members of our community here in Dutchess County are besieged not by storybook monsters, but by the very real danger of domestic violence. Grace Smith House receives calls every week from our neighbors, coworkers and friends terrified of their intimate partner. They are in need of a safe place to run, an escape from the nightmare.
WE can offer them that refuge, by fundraising to support the mission of Grace Smith House during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
$100 We ensure GSH can answer their crisis hotline for another five victims calling for help. They'll offer them emotional support, safety planning for escaping a situation, and the ability to creak open that door to a new life. REWARD: Trick or Treating bags with candy!
$200 We can help GSH get an additional four families to shelter, providing them with a safe place to stay while they take their next steps towards a future without violence. REWARD: GSH will post our story and a photo of us in costume on their website!
$500 We can help GSH provide counseling sessions, a trauma-informed support group, and real healing for both adults and children. Help chase away the monsters of fear and anxiety, so that survivors can have peace of mind as well as physical safety. REWARD: A 10 minute LIVE on-air interview on BOO92 October 19th!
$1,000 We will help GSH provide survivors of abuse with legal aid in getting back their personal possessions, their pets, their children, their homes, and their lives. This is the most amazing gift we could ever give another person! REWARD: Ride on the Pumpkin Parade float and help design the float for the next year!
$2,000 We could be the premier pumpkin in the entire pumpkin patch! With $2,000, GSH can reach hundreds more middle school and high school students in the Hudson Valley, teaching them about healthy relationships, the warning signs of dating violence, and how to be an upstander in defense of others. The more kids we teach about healthy relationships, the fewer girls and boys will one day become victims of domestic violence. That changed the world for the better, and it's all because of US! REWARD: Scream passes for 6 people to the Headless Horseman! That's 6 VIP passes to the spookiest event in the Hudson Valley!
Visit www.gshpumpkinparade.org to learn more about the parade, or www.gracesmithhouse.org to learn about the work of Grace Smith House!
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