Sunday, May 1, 2011

Please VOTE JOY to Make a Difference!

Hello all,
The Joyful Heart Foundation needs your help and it only takes a moment!  They are in the running for an amazing $500,000 grant from Chase Community Giving.   
The mission of the Joyful Heart Foundation is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.

Are you a survivor?  Perhaps a close family member, friend, classmate, co-worker, etc. With the statistics as disturbing as they are, chances are we have each been touched in some way by family or sexual violence.

From founder/president, Mariska Hargitay  "...In creating programs for our participants, we quickly realized that everyone heals differently. We choose treatments that engage the mind, body and spirit for healing purposes and try to discover the strategies that work for each individual. We provide an extensive network of resources and our own groundbreaking retreats that complement traditional counseling and therapy.

When people are abused and assaulted, it is like the doors to their souls slam shut. The goal of Joyful Heart is to let the light, and the life, back in--to banish the darkness and let the healing begin."

Currently, Joyful Heart is in 5th place.  An image showing the official standings as of the morning of May 1, 2011 can be seen below.   PLEASE take a moment to vote.   You are allowed to vote ONE TIME for up to 10 different charities if you'd like.  You'll be making a difference in the lives of so many women who take part in their wonderful wellness retreats where they provide support and encouragement.

To learn more about the Chase Community Giving Grants and how you can help, please visit the link below.

Thank you for your time and consideration.  A few moments of your time could provide an amazing amount of support to survivors who are on their road to recovery.