Light it Orange, 8-14 March 2020

Light it Orange, 8-14 March 2020

Shine a light on domestic violence during Shine’s Light it Orange week in March.

You can help victims of domestic violence get safe and stay safe by signing up to Light it Orange

Create your own Light it Orange event to help raise funds. With your help, we 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. Funds raised in the regions will ensure more people learn about our vital free and confidential helpline so that they can get the help they need.

This year, you can find even more great resources to support your fundraising events, including digital infographics and content to share. 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 2020 on 8th 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.

Shine works with:

  • victims and their children to get them safe and keep them safe
  • people who use abuse to support changing their behaviour
  • frontline professionals such as police and nursing staff to help them identify and support victims
  • businesses who want to offer effective support to staff experiencing domestic abuse 
  • secondary school children who want to understand the difference between healthy relationships and domestic abuse

You can support Shine's work and have fun with your colleagues, friends and family to help create safer homes in New Zealand and  sign up to fundraise.

“I am blessed and grateful to be here (at Shine's refuge) cause I wouldn‘t know where to go or how I’d even cope stuck in the circle of being hurt and abused. Shine has saved my daughter and me.” a Shine refuge client