Safe Horizon invites you to join us in our first ever Virtual Race to Healing! Unlike a traditional race, the Safe Horizon Virtual 5K takes place where you are and when you want, anytime between October 11th and October 31st!
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, domestic violence survivors have been exposed to heightened risks of violence. Thankfully, our staff are highly trained and have found ways to continue to provide much needed services to both parents and children in our eight New York City domestic violence shelters.
Since March 2020, Safe Horizon shelters engaged with 1,910 people living in their shelters, 1,111 of which were children.
We hope you can participate in raising crucial funds so we can continue to empower victims and survivors to find safety, connection, and hope, because #SafetyIsEssential.
Here is what you should do today:
REGISTER as an individual or create and/or join a team. Once registered, set up your fundraising page with your custom fitness and fundraising goals you plan to achieve by October 31, 2021.
(You can change these goals at any time under "Edit Fundraiser". Our suggested individual fundraising goal is $300, but we love overachievers)
TRACK your steps and miles from October 11th to October 31st! All activities count! Be sure to check out activity conversion chart.
- Download the free Charity Footprints App for iOS or Android.
- Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava) or use the health app on your Smartphone
- Manually enter your miles on your event page
BRAG! Post online that you have your spot, you are in training/activity mode, and ready to make a difference for the thousands of New Yorkers Safe Horizon helps every year! Share your personal fundraiser page link with your network of friends, family, and colleagues to encourage them to donate to your efforts!
We encourage you to post pictures to the Community Scrapbook! Show off your activities and progress towards your goal & spreading awareness.
Be sure to share your experiences and post to social media using the hashtag #SafetyIsEssential, and tag @SafeHorizon.
Don't want to participate by completing an activity but still want to give back to the campaign? That’s okay. Click our donation button to make a contribution!
Don’t forget about matching gift opportunities. Encourage your supporters to explore their employer’s matching gift programs. Many corporations will match their employee’s donations to an accredited charitable organization. It's an easy way to double or even triple the impact of a personal contribution. If you're unsure about your employers matching program, contact the specific HR department.
Awards and Prizes
You and your team members will work towards achieving the overall fundraising and fitness goal while competing against the other teams! At the end of the campaign, there will be prizes for the individual and team winners that raise the most funds by October 31st!
How Your Participation Helps
By supporting Safe Horizon, we’re able to make a difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors – our hotlines are the front door to services that include our network of domestic violence shelters across the 5 boroughs, counseling centers, and more. We’re able to continue to help DV survivors navigate the legal system and secure orders of protection, even as the courts closed during the pandemic.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR:
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