NZ Schools - YOU can help shine a light on the dark subject of family violence andLight It Orange!
Our family violence statistics here in NZ are shocking. Did you know that the NZ Police respond to a family violence episode every 5 minutes? Or that a child is killed every 5 1/2 weeks by their family member? Or that 1 in 3 NZ women will be physically abused by a partner in their lifetime? It’s awful to know that we have such a huge and ugly problem in our beautiful country.
The good news is that your school can do something that will really help more victims become free from fear, control and abuse. And your students can have fun doing it and learn a bit about this important topic at the same time!
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What does Light It Orange support?
All funds raised through Light It Orange will support Shine’s life-saving services, especially our free-to-call national Helpline (0508-744-633), answered 7 days a week, 9am to 11pm.
$28 means 4 victims of family violence can get free and confidential support from anywhere in NZ, any day of the year, through Shine’s Helpline
$75 will pay for an urgent callout to a victim at home or hospital, following a family violence arrest and police referral
$175 funds one KIDshine visit to provide support and safety planning for children of one family who’ve been exposed to family violence
$1500 can provide three months of intensive support and advocacy for a victim and her children at risk of serious injury