What is Light It Orange?
We want to shine some light onto the dark subject of family violence - so we’ve come up with a special way to do just that. We call it Light It Orange! It’s our special week to raise awareness and much needed funds to help victims of family violence to get safe and stay safe. Family violence is not an easy subject, especially because our statistics here in NZ are shocking. Did you know that the NZ Police answer a family violence callout every 5 minutes? Or that 1 child is killed every 5 1/2 weeks by a family member? Or even that 1 in 3 Kiwi women will be physically or sexually abused by a partner in their lifetime? It’s awful to know that we have such a huge problem with family violence in our beautiful country. The good news is that now you can do something that will actually help victims to get free from violence and abuse. So come on and join us to Light It Orange!
When is the next Light It Orange?
All over New Zealand, Kiwis will next Light It Orange the week of 4-10 March 2017, to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help victims of domestic abuse to get safe and stay safe.
Why should you take part in Light It Orange?
You can create, or be part of, a local Light It Orange event or fundraiser that brings together your group of friends, or the people in your workplace, school, club, etc.
Together, you can turn your average work or school week into a time of orange fun - go crazy with orange dress ups, orange games and eating a weird assortment of orange treats.
You feel great, knowing that you’re doing something to help victims of abuse.