How you can do your part to end the violence
It’s up to you! It’s up to me! It’s up to us! Queensland says NO to domestic, family and sexual violence! Ending domestic and family violence is the responsibility of all of us. There are many ways you can help do your part, these include, but are not limited to the following.
Help a friend or family member who may be experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence by learning the signs that they may be experiencing or using violence. Learn more
Challenge stereotypes and call out sexist attitudes like ‘jokes’ that are derogatory towards females.
Speak out if you hear excuses for violence or victim blaming.
Spread the word that violence is never an option or a solution and that there is No Excuse! You may want to put up a poster at your school, university, workplace, sports club so more Queenslanders know how to get help for themselves, or a family or friend if ever they need it. Learn more.
Donate to help us continue to help Queenslanders find pathways to safety, away from domestic, family and sexual violence.
Workplace giving programs are popular amongst most workplaces. They are a great way to donate from your pre-tax income, reducing your taxable income whilst helping DVConnect. Learn more
Support our partners QSuper, Mirvac Residential, Halcyon, Maurice Blackburn, Impact Office Solutions, RSPCA Queensland, Queensland Rail and the Country Women’s Association of Queensland. These amazing organisations are walking the walk and doing their part to help end domestic and family violence. Learn more
Recycle plastic containers and bottles through Containers for Change and use our Scheme ID: C10028088 on your next deposit. Every container you recycle through the Containers for Change charity program will mean 10c is donated to DVConnect to help Queenslanders escape domestic and family violence. Learn more
Hold a Facebook Fundraiser instead of Birthday presents this year. you could ask your family and friends to donate to us. You can create a Facebook Fundraiser on your Facebook Page and select us ‘DVConnect Limited’ as your charity. Then email/message your family and friends asking them to donate to your page instead of giving you a Birthday gift this year. Learn More
Get baking and hold a Bake Sale at your school, university, workplace or club. Get your bake on to help those experiencing domestic violence. You could hold a Bake Sale at your workplace,. Whip up your favourite cupcakes, cakes, slices and sell them. You could encourage your workmates, or family and friends to do the same. Don’t forget to get permission from the location you want to sell them. If you’re looking for cupcake recipes, check out Taste.
Fire up the BBQ and hold a Sausage Sizzle and raise funds for DVConnect the ‘old fashioned way’. A good old fashioned sausage sizzle is a perfect way to raise funds for DVConnect. Get permission from the location you want to hold the fundraiser, then either purchase, or ask local businesses to donate the items you need to make your sage sizzle. Most importantly, have fun and remember that this good deed will literally help change the lives of Queenslanders experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence.
Host a Purple Morning tea and declare a day ‘Purple Day’ and encourage workmates to wear something purple and make a donation at a morning tea you host. Invite your workmates and encourage them all to wear purple. Perhaps send out funny pictures of not-so-stylish ideas for purple items. Ideas for purple items are endless, they include a purple tie, purple socks, purple dresses, purple nails, purple earrings, or even purple hair. You could go one step further and supply (or ask workmates to prepare, purple morning tea food and drinks.)
Give the gift of giving and buy a digital Entertainment Book and help us while entertaining yourself with an e-Entertainment Book. You can help us and give an awesome gift at the same time. with the New Digital Gift Membership which is instantly available, valid for 12 months from activation & helps us help Queenslanders escape violence. Learn more
Go on a shopping spree, online of course, through Shopnate and DVConnect will receive a percentage of your sale as a donation. Please help support DVConnect by shopping online. Now you can shop through Shopnate – a shopping website that turns a percentage of every purchase you make at over 680 leading retailers into a free donation to DVConnect. Learn more