Tampa Bay Domestic Violence Centers Unite

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on February 2, 2021

Three Tampa Bay Domestic Violence Centers – CASA of Pinellas County, Sunrise of Pasco, and The Spring of Tampa Bay – announce partnership with Express Feedback for Good for a “Donations without Dollars” fundraising campaign and collaboration. 

Tampa Bay Domestic Violence Centers Unite to Reach More Survivors and Recoup Donations Lost Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic 

The COVID-19 pandemic has left Tampa Bay’s Domestic Violence Centers to answer an uncomfortable question: How do you handle an increase in the need for domestic violence services while experiencing an overall decrease in cash donations? The answer for CASA, The Spring, and Sunrise was simple: get creative and collaborate! 

When HundredX, a technology company that provides feedback on the country’s top businesses and brands, approached Sunrise of Pasco CEO Kelly Sinn to participate in their Express Feedback for Good Program, she immediately brought the opportunity to her peers at CASA and The Spring. 

“Express Feedback for Good is a simple way for volunteers to help survivors from the comfort and safety of their home,” said Kelly Sinn, CEO, Sunrise of Pasco. “Our three centers often partner to serve survivors of domestic violence, so sharing this virtual fundraising opportunity is just another way for us to broaden our impact during a time when we could all use the extra support.” 

The Express Feedback for Good program allows the Domestic Violence Centers to turn survey feedback into cash to support their services. February 1 through March 2, each time you share a brand opinion, $2 will go to one of the three centers. Each volunteer can create up to $150 in cash donations by filling out up to 75 surveys. 

To fill out a survey text “4survivors” to 31996 or go to http://bit.ly/DV-EFG-SignUp 

“Since the onset of COVID-19, our frontline team members have continued to work tirelessly to handle the significant increase in requests for our domestic violence services,” said Lariana Forsythe, CASA’s CEO. “In December alone, CASA saw a 59% increase in calls to our 24-hour hotline. ” 

“Through the brilliant simplicity of HundredX’s Express Feedback for Good program, we plan to raise – in the heart of Tampa Bay – over $100,000 to provide life-saving and life-changing services to survivors of domestic violence and their children,” said Mindy Murphy, CEO, The Spring of Tampa Bay. “The partnership between The Spring, CASA, and Sunrise to virtually mobilize our communities to do collective good is another example of our innovative and collaborative approach to ending domestic violence – one survivor at a time, and one supporter at a time.” 

The three centers are also partnering in the month of February for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month by hosting a series of trainings. More information can be found on their websites. 

To fill out a survey text “4survivors” to 31996 or go to http://bit.ly/DV-EFG-SignUp 

About CASA: 

Founded in 1977, CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) is the official 501c3 domestic violence center based in Pinellas County, FL. CASA’s Mission: Challenging the Societal Acceptance of all Forms of Domestic Violence, CASA Stands up to Silence through Advocacy, Prevention, Intervention, and Support Services. To learn more visit www.casa-stpete.org.  

CASA’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (727) 895-4912 | TTY: (727) 828-1269 | www.casa-stpete.org/chat 

About Sunrise of Pasco: 

Sunrise of Pasco Domestic and Sexual Violence Center is an equal opportunity, non-profit services provider that serves Pasco County. Since 1982, Sunrise of Pasco has been providing free victim services to people in the community who are hurting. Sunrise maintains a 40-bed emergency shelter to provide protection for women and children in crisis, provides free counseling services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and fosters a culture of non-violence through various community engagement efforts. The agency serves hundreds of women, men, and children annually, when – in a better world – this kind of work would not even be necessary. To learn more, visit www.sunrisepasco.org or contact our 24-hour hotline at (352) 521-3120. 

About The Spring of Tampa Bay: 

The mission of The Spring of Tampa Bay is to prevent domestic violence, protect victims, and promote change in lives, families, and communities. The Spring is the certified domestic violence center for Hillsborough County, and provides comprehensive services like safe shelter and legal assistance to almost 4,000 women, children, and men annually. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call The Spring’s 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 813-247-7233 (SAFE). 


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