Clemson Students need YOUR Help to Raise $25K for Safe Harbor

November 1, 2010

We are excited to announce that a class of Clemson public relations students has partnered with Safe Harbor to help domestic violence victims in the Upstate. The class has entered us into the national Pepsi Refresh grant competition.  We now need everyone’s help to vote online for our project to win $25,000.  The top 10 projects (out of 1,000) with the most online votes in November will win the grant money.

The $25,000 grant will help purchase 30 new twin bed mattresses, install new carpet, and renovate the playground equipment at one of our shelters. These shelters house over 500 women and children each year who need temporary housing as they escape violent situations at home. After 15 years of housing families in crisis, our shelters need these renovations to better serve future families.

 Here’s how you can help Safe Harbor win $25,000:
• Go to to vote now!
• Click the “Vote for this idea” and create an account with your email. It takes less than a minute to sign up, and you will not receive spam.
• Once you have voted, you do not have to register again, so vote every  day through Nov. 30!
• Help us spread the word – get everyone you know to vote!

We are thrilled to have the support of this class, but we need everyone to vote daily to win this grant. Please pass the link to our project on to your friends and family to encourage as many votes as possible. Together, we can win the money to refurbish our shelter!

I am a survivor of domestic abuse.

“I didn’t know that I was being abused because...

I am a survivor of domestic abuse.

“I didn’t know that I was being abused because my definition of abuse looked different. My husband pushed me, but most of my suffering was verbal and psychological. I left my husband to protect our young daughter. Almost immediately I felt the weight of his oppression begin to lift. I could see a difference in my daughter as well. Then he broke into my home and assaulted me in-front of her.

I sought help and was led to Safe Harbor. My daughter and I are in counseling now. I am sorting out the mess that abuse has caused. I am finding my voice and seeking opportunities to grow and better my life as well as my daughter's. She will gauge her self-worth from my own self-worth. I must show her that she deserves the best, by expecting the best for myself.

Many years I suffered in silence. By telling my story and being honest with friends and family, I am taking control of my life again.”

- Beth



When you give to Safe Harbor, 82 cents of every dollar goes directly to our intervention services and prevention initiatives to break the cycle of domestic abuse in the Upstate of South Carolina. 

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We are available to provide domestic abuse education and information about Safe Harbor’s services through speaking engagements, trainings, workshops and awareness campaigns.





Safe Harbor Resale Shop operates solely on donations from our generous community. Donations are tax deductible and make a difference in the lives of our clients.  



Your donated furniture can support our clients as they transition out of our programs and start a new life, and can also raise money for Safe Harbor by going to our Resale Shop to be re-sold.



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