#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to the unprecedented challenges and needs caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and non-profits around the world.
Like so many individuals and organizations across the globe, Gillian’s Place is facing unprecedented pressures due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In order to sustain our free and confidential services,we rely greatly on the generosity of our community members and partners.
Now, more than ever, it is imperative that Gillian’s Place is there for women and children who are in crisis and are seeking a life free from abuse. #GivingTuesdayNow is just five days before Mother’s Day, and we invite you to send messages of encouragement and hope to our brave mothers who are facing dangerous and heartbreaking circumstances.
Imagine being a mother trying to protect yourself and your children from the frightening and unknown world outside, as well as the terrifying and violent threat within your home. While it is widely known that health and economic pressures can further escalate violence and abuse, COVID-19 is presenting even more dangerous scenarios for those surviving domestic violence. We are bracing for a surge in demand for our services like nothing we have ever imagined. We need the support of our community now more than ever.
BONUS! Your donation today will have double the impact. Every gift made to Gillian's Place on #GivingTuesdayNow will be matched dollar for dollar by Alexandria Professional - Canada.