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Newman’s Own Foundation $500K Holiday Challenge

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Donate to SafeNet (ERIE) through Newman’s Own Foundation $500,000 Holiday Challenge. Paul Newman’s charity is celebrating 35 years of giving by helping nonprofits fundraise with a contest to earn half a million dollars of grant money. Go to and make a gift. It’s simple.  As Paul Newman would say, “giving back is just the right thing to do”.  Gifts start at just $10.  Make sure you choose SafeNet in Erie, PA.


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SafeNet has joined the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge is a friendly fundraising campaign for eligible US-based 501(c)3 charities. Participating organizations will compete for half of one million dollars in prize money. SafeNet has joined the challenge on CrowdRise in hopes of raising money to support services for victims of Domestic Violence.

Donations will help SafeNet continue the lifesaving work of providing comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and helping them become self-sufficient.

The Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge launched on CrowdRise on November 21, 2017 at 12pm ET and runs through January 3, 2018 at 1:59:59pm ET. There are 10 grand prizes up for grabs with the team that raises the most online winning $150,000 and 10th place winning $2,500. On #GivingTuesday an additional $85,000 will be awarded to the top 3 charities. Plus, weekly Bonus Challenges enable charities to win up to another $115,000. CrowdRise Challenges are innovative fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create massive engagement and leverage, and use the power of the crowd to provide new meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector.  To help SafeNet win the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge go to



 Since 1974, SafeNet has been offering comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence. SafeNet provides free and confidential housing, counseling, services for children, legal services, and a medical program which provides a 24-hour response to victims arriving at local hospitals.

SafeNet is committed to ending domestic violence, affirming human dignity and delivering comprehensive direct services to victims of domestic violence.   SafeNet provides sanctuary, support, education, advocacy, and promotes changes in legislation and social policies. We believe every individual has the right to be respected and to live a life free from abuse.

Donations to SafeNet means that someone is available 24/7. There is someone there to listen, someone to help when help is needed most. Not only is emergency shelter available, but SafeNet also offers all the comprehensive services needed to help victims reclaim their lives.

In addition, children also often accompany their mother to SafeNet for services. Whether it’s housing, counseling, or both that’s needed, SafeNet’s program for children addresses their needs.

Experts agree that children are significantly affected by witnessing domestic violence. The emotional damage for a child who witnesses the abuse of their mother is the same as if the child was abused themselves.

“Data shows that children growing up in abusive homes are 75% more likely to become an abuser or end up involved with an abuser. Children are the key to stopping this generational cycle of abuse” stated Linda Lyons King, SafeNet’s Executive Director.   “There’s never been a time when SafeNet’s services for children have been more needed.”

Thank you for your support.



Newman’s Own Foundation is celebrating 35 years of giving and $500 million to thousands of charities, helping millions of people. As Paul Newman would say, “giving back is just the right thing to do.” Newman’s Own foundation was founded by the late actor Paul Newman to continue his philanthropic legacy and help make the world a better place. The Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products into charitable donations. For more information, visit



CrowdRise is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. Used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world, CrowdRise enables people to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd to support positive social missions and create massive impact. Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to date. For more information visit In January 2017, CrowdRise merged with GoFundMe to offer both people and organizations the best fundraising tools for any cause they care passionately about.

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