Support legal aid this #GivingTuesday

“I’m here, I didn’t forget you.”

For a domestic violence survivor Lucy Parker,* these words from her legal aid attorney brought comfort in the midst of trauma.

The mother of three young children, Lucy came to legal aid just days after she was released from the hospital. Although her husband had been abusing her for years, the most recent assault required emergency surgery to save her life. She was ready to escape her relationship and file for divorce, and her legal aid lawyer had the right tools to help.

Legal aid got her a divorce, helped her obtain full custody of her children, and secured child support. All along, her legal aid lawyer offered comfort and support, setting Lucy on the path to self-sufficiency and a new life free of fear.

This #GivingTuesday, supporters of Ohio’s legal aids can amplify donations to legal aid through The Columbus Foundation’s “Give Two on #GivingTuesday.”

Here’s how:

  • On Nov. 27, donate $20 or more to two nonprofits listed in The Columbus Foundation’s The Giving Store.
  • Select the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, or Advocates for Basic Legal Equality.
  • Receive a $20 Columbus Foundation Charitable Gift Card, redeemable at any of the 1,000+ organizations listed in The Giving Store.

“#GivingTuesday is a holiday tradition that really matters,” said Angie Lloyd, executive director of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation. “By donating through The Columbus Foundation, together we can give the gift of justice for all this holiday season.”