*The Good Shepherd Shelter for Battered Women with Children is using gospel music to help reach its goal of raising $1 million by Mother’s Day.
The Los Angeles-based organization has linked arms with family gospel group “Martin’s Favor,” fellow Angelenos who have contributed their song “Help Your Children” to the cause.
Each download through May 10 (Mother’s Day), at $1.57 a pop, will go toward the shelter’s $1 million goal. In turn, the boost in funds benefits the women and families who are rebuilding their lives after surviving domestic violence at Good Shepherd Shelter.
“This is an example of where God given abilities meet purpose,” said Francine Martin, who together with siblings Janine, Elaine and Eric Martin make up Martin’s Favor. Francine had met Kathleen Buczko before she became the Senior Director of Development for GSS.
“After many conversations, Kathleen was looking for fundraising opportunities and an idea was born,” Francine tells EURweb exclusively. “Martin’s Favor has wanted to use our music to help others. This is just an awesome project for us to work with.”
The stats are sobering. One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and a child who’s exposed to it is 1000 times more likely to become an abuser.
The hashtag for this movement is #HelpUsHelpThem. Watch the promo below, and download the single for $1.57 here.