Pioneering Non-profit Partners with #GivingTuesday to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
11/24/2012

The Let Go Let Peace Come In Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization has partnered with #GivingTuesday to raise awareness about charitable giving and the cause of preventing child sexual abuse. #GivingTuesday is a campaign creating a national day of giving.

Online PR News – 24-November-2012 – Plymouth Meeting, PA – Each year consumers line up in droves to catch the best holiday deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They fill their carts with bargains for friends, family members and co-workers. For some it has become an annual tradition to try and score the best price on the most coveted items on these key retail days. New York's 92nd Street Y wants to make giving back at the holidays just as much of a tradition as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Partnered with the United Nations Foundation, 92Y has created a campaign to encourage charitable giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday aims to mobilize and connect donors and nonprofits to raise awareness about giving back during a season when people take stock about things they are most thankful for.

The Let Go... Let Peace Come In Foundation has partnered with #GivingTuesday on its website www.givingtuesday.org. Through #GivingTuesday the LGLPCI Foundation is honing its focus on raising capital to fund pioneering research at the number one public health school in the world to address the global pandemic problem of child sexual abuse. The effects of child sexual abuse do not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, nor socio-economic status. For decades survivors of child sexual abuse have carried a burden of shame in silence believing that what happened to them as a child was their fault.

The long-term emotional and psychological damage that sexual abuse causes can be devastating to not only the survivor, but those who are closest to them. The people at the Let Go... Let Peace Come In Foundation understand firsthand how child sexual abuse affects the lives of adults and families.
"I'm here today to tell the world there is hope," says Peter S. Pelullo, Chairman and Founder of the LGLPCI Foundation, "This groundbreaking research will bring healing to millions of survivors and their families in every corner of the globe."

Through its efforts the Let Go... Let Peace Come In Foundation increases access to therapy for adult survivors who do not have the means to seek treatment on their own, provides a safe online community to bring survivors together while heightening public awareness through information contained on its website, www.letgoletpeacecomein.org, and supports evidence based prevention research to alleviate the tragedy of child sexual abuse.

In honor of #GivingTuesday the LGLPCI Foundation is asking its supporters to contribute donations of $10 or more either directly to the foundation (www.letgoletpeacecomein.org), through its Indiegogo campaign (www.indiegogo.com/lglpci-helps-survivors), or via text message through PayPal (729725). It also hopes to raise awareness by having supporters change their social media profile pictures to a tailor-made logo that it has shared on Facebook and Twitter with its friends and followers. Pelullo stresses "While donations are vital to the support that our foundation provides, equally important is the awareness that an increased dialogue about child sexual abuse can bring. Talking about what happened to us as children helps us heal and it takes the power away from abusers."

Statistics indicate that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 4 boys will be sexually violated before the age of 18. With more than 60 million adult survivors of child sexual abuse in the US today, it's likely that you know at least one person who has endured such a perpetration. "Even if it only happened to someone one time, child sexual abuse can cause such nervous ticks and addictions to affect a person well into adulthood, altering every relationship they forge with others," warns Pelullo.

About the Let Go... Let Peace Come In Foundation
The LGLPCI Foundation, founded in 2008, is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that brings healing, recovery, and scientific knowledge to the problem of child sexual abuse. It does this by funding initiatives at the number one public health school in the world and subsidizing trauma treatment sessions for adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Its website is www.letgoletpeacecomein.org