giving tuesday 2019 video campaign - violence against homeless teen girls

Homeless girls experience higher rates of sexual violence and exploitation than those with stable housing. Our Giving Tuesday 2019 campaign supported violence prevention programs from our Peer Prevention Project to youth living in shelters.

Donations raised through our video allowed our Peer Prevention Project to provide gender-based violence prevention workshops and GIFT PACKS with warm socks, soap, shampoo and menstrual hygiene items to 120+ youth across Toronto. A hot lunch was also provided by Aura Freedom in the shelters so that youth could share a Holiday meal with our youth staff.

A very special thanks to Lush Cosmetics North America for their generous donation of soap and shampoo for the gift packs and thanks to all those who donated for Giving Tuesday!

Click here to see Aura Freedom staff, Board members and volunteers in our Giving Tuesday commercial!