Light it Orange, 3rd-9th March, 2019

Light it Orange, 3rd-9th March, 2019

 

For too many Kiwis, home is not a place of safety. It’s a place of fear and shame, hidden behind closed doors. You can help change this by shining a light on domestic violence during Shine’s Light it Orange week in March.

Together let’s light New Zealand orange and show victims we really care.

You can help families get safe and stay safe by signing up to Light it Orange.

Create your own Light it Orange event to help raise funds so Shine can reach more victims with the support and resources they so desperately need.

Many domestic violence victims Shine works with are in imminent danger of being seriously injured or killed. Shine advocates help get them and their children safe.

Every $250 you raise can cover the cost of an advocate’s urgent callout to a family after an arrest, plus a follow-up first home visit by a KIDshine specialist who supports children exposed to domestic abuse.

Your Light it Orange fundraiser can be as simple as an orange-themed morning tea at your workplace, church or home or an orange mufti day at school for a gold coin donation. You can run a bingo or quiz night. For more fun and simple ways to fundraise, get inspired by these Light it Orange fundraising ideas.

You can also join ‘Team Shine’ for Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2019 on 3rd March, which marks the start of Light it Orange week. If you are outside of Auckland, you can still join Team Shine by finding a local event you can get involved with.

Have fun with your colleagues, friends and family to help create safer homes in New Zealand and sign up to fundraise or donate directly here.

“I’m the safest I’ve ever felt. I’m now sleeping through the night. I walk freely without fear. He knows there’s a whole lot of support for me and he can’t do it anymore.” a Shine client