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My Sisters’ Place Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

White Plains, NY (November 25, 2015) – My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is on a mission to raise $10,000 this #GivingTuesday (December 1st), a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. MSP supporters and friends are encouraged to make a donation online at www.mspny.org/donate on or before Tuesday, December 1st and help inspire others to give back in an impactful way.

Countless headlines have been spotlighting issues of domestic violence and human trafficking, commanding the attention of lawmakers and the general public and creating the opportunity for meaningful progress. For more than 38 years, MSP has been a leader in this regard, working in the trenches to assist survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking and their children as well as serving as a catalyst for change. In the past year alone, more than 5,500 youth have been reached through our Domestic Violence Education and Prevention (DVEP) program.

“Each year, we touch the lives of over 10,000 individuals and families in need,” said MSP CEO Karen Cheeks-Lomax, Esq. “Our fundraising needs are greater now more than ever before, considering the funding cuts proposed by County Executive Rob Astorino in his 2016 budget plan. Your participation in events like this will help to ensure that we can continue to raise the awareness and funds needed to support this critical work.”

To spread support for MSP on #GivingTuesday, join the social media conversations on LinkedIn, Twitter @MSPNY and Facebook/mysistersplaceny. Watch for and share the following hashtags to spread the word about the day of philanthropy: #GivingTuesday, #MSPNYGiving and #MSPImpact. Inspire your network to give and tell the world why MSP’s critical services and programs are important to you when you post.

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About My Sisters’ Place
Since 1976, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) has worked to change the way our community thinks about violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking. Holistic services include:  a 24/7 crisis hotline, two emergency residential shelters, one-on-one and group counseling for adults and children, a Center for Legal Services, professional outreach and a vibrant tween/teen education and prevention program. MSP strives to engage each member of society in their work so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness. For information about MSP’s resources, visit www.mspny.org or call 800-298-7233 (SAFE).

About #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2015 iteration will be held on December 1, 2015. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.