Recently one of the most fantastic (smart, beautiful, giving) woman I know asked me to help promote an event that is near and dear to her. Being a site that helps woman get what they want out of life we jumped at the chance to help raise awareness for something that could make a big differene in other women’s lives.
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline is a great charity that is always looking to raise awareness, and this year to mark the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8th, they are launching a cool online love-in celebration-of-friends extravaganza.
It’s called “Who Would You Call?” and the idea is to celebrate and pay tribute to the awesome, awesome friend or friends in our life that we can call no matter what at 4am (in contrast for 49,000+ woman in Ontario each year who aren’t so lucky, it’s the Helpline that is there to listen 24/7). The Assaulted Women’s Helpline is inviting people to write a story or letter or blog post or video or haiku or whatever to honour an amazing friend.
The campaign runs from March 8th – April 15th, and your support in any way that you can give it are very much appreciated.
Here are the details …
site url = http://www.whowouldyoucall.ca
youtube video about it = http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FBXDKsTI-3c
Twitter hashtag = #whowouldyoucall
Assaulted Women’s Helpline Twitter: @AWHL
AWHL is a charity so they are also inviting people who make tributes to consider a donation of any amount in honour of their friend and then they mail a sweet card to your friend. They’ll be thrilled to receive donations (and it’s a charity that reallllly needs the help and uses its funds so so wisely) but it isn’t required to participate. The main goal is to get people talking and thinking – by celebrating your uber-fantastic friends and recognizing that we’re pretty lucky to have friends like that to celebrate – not everyone is in the same boat and thank goodness AWHL exists.