As Giving Tuesday approaches, we are reaching out to you with a heartfelt appeal that resonates with the core values of care, collaboration, and courage. This year, we invite you to be a part of something truly transformative – an opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of women and children experiencing domestic violence right here in Calgary.
1. Giving Safety, Shelter, Community, Education, and Hope
Giving Tuesday is your opportunity to make a significant impact by providing safety, shelter, community, education, and hope to those who need it most. This is your chance to stand up for the most vulnerable among us.
2. Double Your Impact
What’s even more incredible is that all donations made to Radiance on Giving Tuesday will be matched up to $5,000, thanks to the generosity of The Radiance Board of Directors. Your gift, no matter the size, will have an even bigger impact in the community, thanks to this generous matching offer.
3. Our 40-Year Commitment to Transformation
For over four decades, Radiance (formerly Sonshine) has been dedicated to helping women and children transform their lives in four key ways:
- Apartment Style Shelter: We provide refuge for women and children fleeing family violence, where we care for them for a year and continue supporting them in the community for six months.
- Children’s Centre: Our one-of-a-kind facility interrupts the impact of domestic violence, allowing children to flourish and heal from the trauma they’ve experienced.
- Community Counseling Program: We actively work to prevent domestic violence and foster healthy relationships within families.
- Trauma-Informed Family Day Homes: We offer 65 family Day Homes with a trauma-informed approach to support families in need.
4. Safety and Security for All
We believe that everyone deserves to feel safe in their families, relationships, communities, and homes. This fundamental belief drives our work every day, and we invite you to join us in making this a reality.
5. The Urgent Need
Sadly, the need for our services remains critical. Women and children in Calgary continue to experience domestic violence and abuse at alarming rates. Shockingly, one in four Canadian women reports experiencing domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this issue, leading to increased reports of abuse within homes.