Allies for Ally is a fund I've created in remembrance of my sister, Allyson, who was taken from us all too soon because of domestic violence. Something too many women, children and men are familiar with.
She was a bright and beautiful soul. When she tried leaving she succeeded for 21 days before having to go back to get clothes for her daughter that she had to leave behind in a hurry. Unfortunately, he found out and was waiting for her. This is what makes it so hard for individuals to leave. For 21 days my sister was able to be free of him and enjoy life again with her daughter.
Because of her strength. Because of her love. Because of her courage... her daughter is safe and with me now. I will always remember her and try to help those that have to endure what she had to.
All shirts from the RISE UP section will have a 10% portion taken from profits and donated to domestic violence charities. I will post to social media as I make the donations and be very clear about where these are going. I am hoping this will really blossom from the community because I intend on creating a scholarship as well in her honor as time goes on.
If you care to donate to the Allies for Ally fund directly, you can do that by clicking on the button here: