They Chose Tahirih as their Social Conscience Project Charity
At Northridge Academy High School, Micah, Ariane, and Celeste raised $150 to support Tahirih’s work by educating their peers and a decision-making panel on the issues faced by Tahirih’s clients. “I admired their entire mission and all the commitment dedicated by numerous volunteers to helping women and girls who are suffering,” Celeste remarked. “The thought of anyone having to live in fear because of threats by nearby violence, illegal organizations, and even close relatives made me feel something unexplainable. Knowing that there are hundreds of young girls and women around the world who go through this vicious cycle everyday of their lives made me feel even worse. It isn’t fair for anyone to have to go through that, and the fact that there’s such little awareness on such a topic is appalling. This is happening in our neighboring countries, yet little is done to help these people. Human rights aren’t being met even on the most basic levels. This torture needs to stop.”
Ariane noted, “The reason that I chose the Tahirih Justice Center was because in my home, Philippines, there are many girls that are exploited to become domestic help and are exposed to sexual assault and abuse. There are also many cases of human trafficking. Although there are laws aimed at inhibiting such actions, many women still have to endure abuse and sexual exploitation for the need of their families and survival. If I could just help one woman, it would mean I am changing someone’s life. As one of Tahirih’s speakers once said, ‘If you are not changing or inspiring someone else’s life, it is a life not fulfilled.’ As a woman myself, I couldn’t live knowing that there are women who are suffering, but I know I can live with the fact that I have helped organizations get them out of their suffering and into a life deserved. That is why I chose an organization that addresses all of my concerns and with that, I am thankful for their work.”
They Gathered Under the Sun
A group of friends came to together and hosted a fundraiser in Miami on a sunny afternoon. First, they asked corporations to sponsor their fundraiser. Then, they asked event guests to donate in lieu of an entrance fee. A singer entertained and a presentation provided information about Tahirih’s lifesaving mission. Together, they raised more than $30,000!
She Had an “Un-Birthday”
Homa dedicated her birthday to women and girls in need. She threw a party for herself with lots of friends and delicious food. In lieu of gifts to her, she asked her friends and family to make a donation to Tahirih Justice Center.
Homa told her birthday guests about the epidemic of violence against women and girls and Tahirih’s efficient, effective, and innovative approach to protecting those most at risk of violence in the United States.
She raised more than $15,000!
She Hit the Pavement
Sarah knew she wanted to make a difference for women in need. So, she searched for a charity online and found Tahirih Justice Center. The non-profit’s unique focus on vulnerable women whose lives could be transformed through legal services resonated with her, and Sarah decided to run a half-marathon to raise $1,300 for Tahirih. Sarah started a fundraising web page and reached out to her friends and family for donations. “I am running hard and am excited to reach both my fundraising and running goals,” Sarah told Tahirih.
They Rallied Their Co-Workers
Anesthesia Business Consultants is one of the largest companies in the world that specializes in the practice of anesthesia and pain management. Now, it’s also a contributor in the fight to end the most pressing global rights issue of our time — violence against women. It all started with the dedication of one employee, Susan. She rallied her co-workers to raise vital funds for Tahirih, and she asked her CEO, Tony, to make a matching corporate donation. Anesthesia employees independently raised $10,288.77. The company matched their hard work, cent-for-cent, raising a total of $20,577.54 for courageous women and girls!