Drum roll please...we're 40% of the way to our goal for The Emergency Fund! It won't be long now! Please chip in with what you can.
Just want you to know that I'm not withdrawing a penny from this account until we reach our goal. Remember that gofundme.com takes a percentage of each donation - that's why there's not exactly $365 in the account. For example, I donated $5 just now. Gofundme took some change in fees, leaving the amount pending for withdrawal at $4.31.
We're 36% of the way to $1002! Wow! Let's keep the momentum going. Please donate $5 today!
Hey all! The Emergency Fund is $20 closer to our goal! Woop Woop! Could you donate a dollar to help?
Let's see how many $1 donations we can raise for survivors of domestic abuse today...ready, set, give!
Payday's almost here! Would you please send a dollar to The Emergency Fund for domestic violence survivors?
Slow day today...will you donate a dollar to DV survivors thru The Emergency Fund please?
We can help survivors of domestic violence pay for therapy and living expenses their first months free...please SHARE this so we can meet our $1002 goal! http://goo.gl/5acRd
Over 25% of the way to $1002! I am so grateful to everyone - donors and well-wishers. Thank you!
22% of the way to our goal! You guys are so big-hearted and I thank you for your donations and encouragement. If you haven't sent your dollar yet, please do - it will go toward helping survivors receive therapy and financial support after leaving their abusive partner.
We're up to 16% of $1002! Can you push us higher? Please support survivors of domestic abuse today.
I sent two books out today! Who's our next $50 donor? Not you? That's okay! ONE dollar would help! Please help me set up The Emergency Fund, Inc. as a charity so it can fund survivors of abuse who need access to therapy and financial support. Thank you!
13% of the way to our goal of $1002! Thank you for your support and sharing! Together we can get the paperwork DONE for The Emergency Fund, Inc.: Therapeutic and Financial Help for Survivors of Domestic Abuse. Please contribute a dollar if you haven't already :)
Got a dollar? Would you help start a charity for #DV survivors? Will provide for living expenses and therapy. Please help!
Yesterday, we collected over $100! Wow! Would you please contribute? Even a dollar would help.
The Emergency Fund, Inc. : I will form a charity that allows domestic abuse victims to leave their relationships
...without suffering from lack of proper therapeutic support
...without experiencing massive credit card debt and financial ruin.
To get started, I want to raise $1002 - the cost to do all the paperwork through legalzoom.com. Please help! (more information on the gofundme page)
11.98% to reaching the goal of $1002! I know so many phenomenal, generous people.
$70 raised?! Oh my goodness! Almost 10% of the way there! <3 You guys are amazing!
I have 11,591 people in my social networks, so if everyone donated $0.09...I'd surpass the goal. But everyone will not donate 9 cents, so....please help with what you can! Thank you!
I will create a charity that financially aids domestic abuse survivors who left their abusers. The charity will support payments
- to counselors specializing in post-abuse therapy and
- to cost of living expenses for up to 6 months after leaving the abuser (i.e. rent/deposit, utilities, vehicle expenses related to attending therapy and domestic violence groups, etc.)
By supporting survivors, the charity will prevent the survivor from returning to the abusive relationship due to financial reasons or lack of emotional support. Without therapy and money, many domestic abuse victims will return to their abusers.
I am Kellie Jo Holly, creator of verbalabusejournals.com and author of My Abusive Marriage...and what i'm doing in it. When I left my abuse-ridden marriage, I had no money, no job, and no insurance. By the grace of God, I found people to help me solve all three problems...eventually.
Victims who become survivors need financial support network as well as an emotional support network. Emotional support networks should include one-on-one counseling and group meetings with other domestic abuse survivors.
Therapy goes a long way toward proving the survivor is capable of being the primary custodian of their children. Such counseling is needed because abusive partners often use the victim's mental health issues of Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder against them in court, and the court often overlooks the fact that the abusive partner's behavior contributed to or caused those disorders.
Survivors also need a place to live and care for their children as they look for work. Without proper housing, a victim of domestic abuse jeopardizes their ability to retain custody of their children. Along those same lines, survivors need reliable transportation to take their children (and themselves) to doctor appointments and other necessary travels.
Either situation, lack of therapy or money, negatively affects abuse victims without children too. Many people do not have supportive families and who no longer have friends because their abuser effectively isolated them from anyone who would care to help.
Cost Breakdown: $10 shipping, $159 Name LegalZoom As Registered Agent, $495 501(c)3 Application Preparation, $79 Tax ID Obtainment, $20 Texas State Filing Fee, $239 LegalZoom Non-Profit Corp. Fee. Please Donate!