To all of our wonderful and loyal supporters, this is honestly the hardest post we have ever had to write. Sadly, and not for lack of trying our hearts out, we are facing closure. We have tried everything imaginable to get some urgent funding and we have come up empty again and again.Even the news report during prime time got us only a handful of donations.
We just can not sustain the charity any more and our founder Simone has put her entire life saving into the sanctuary to help save the lives of at risk women and children in domestic violence situations. Since January 1st this year 67 women and 18 children have been killed due to domestic violence and I truly believe with all of my heart that the figure would be higher if it wasn’t for shelters and sanctuaries just like ours.
If only I could show you what I have seen of the condition some of our ladies arrive in and to see them gain their lives back, their freedom and to become safe and independent is the most rewarding and liberating experience life could offer. I cant even imagine what would have become of them without us. We save so many women from a life of abuse and even if we save one a year from losing her life completely then all of the work is worth all of the struggle we go through to provide a safe environment - a sanctuary for their children and also their pets. But we are struggling, we are 100% run by volunteers and we are all suffering compassion fatigue and finally we have absolutely run out of options. We have one lovely lady working on a sponsorship program but we need your urgent help to get us out of the red financially. All we need is 4,000 AMAZING people to donate just $5 each.
It doesn’t sound like a lot, but trust me when I say your $5 will make all the difference to the lives of women needing s safe haven. $5 is less than a cup of coffee, its less than a bottle of water at the movies this weekend and less than 2 x ATM transactions at a non-bank ATM machine. So many of us spend $5 without batting a eye-lid so please please please consider just a small $5 donation.. I also ask one more thing, please share this with your friends but don’t just hit share, please write on your post about the amazing work we do and please help us reach our goal of $20,000 to keep our sanctuary open and saving lives.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. We can not do any of this without you and without your support we just cant carry on saving the lives of these beautiful women who find themselves in our care