Pledges to advocate student safety and promote peaceful and safe living environments in college communities.
Elmsford, New York (November 5,2015) - PEACE OUTside Campus, The Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season. It is with hope that #GivingTuesday will inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the causes they support.
PEACE OUTside Campus’ #GivingTuesday campaign celebrates “A Season of Giving.” Our wish is to #GivePeace and continue our mission of advocating for student safety and promoting peaceful and safe living environments in college communities. “We are pleased that leaders like Governor Cuomo are declaring that ‘Enough is Enough’ in regards to sexual assault, but more needs to be done,” states Kathleen Cooney Bonistall, co-founder of PEACE OUTside Campus. “Sexual assault is just one of many safety issues like hazing, unsafe living conditions, drug and alcohol abuse, and dating violence that are robbing our students of the safety they deserve,” continued Bonistall.
For this New Year, it is our goal to reach thirty high schools in the Spring of 2016 through our Teens ‘N Transition (TNT) and Identify The Risk (ITR) programs. Since 2005, PEACE OUTside Campus has forever impacted the lives of over 10,000 students and their families with our message of student safety. It is our hope that we can continue to #GivePeace and impact the lives of even more students as they prepare to go off to college.
So after your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, join the movement and bring about real change in our local community. Help PEACE OUTside Campus #GivePeace on December 1st!