Why doesn't she just leave?

Watch the video to learn #WhySheStays.

September 19 marks the eleventh annual North Texas Giving Day, the largest community-wide giving event in the nation. Nearly $250 million dollars have been raised through Giving Day, strengthening nonprofits to build safer, more vibrant neighborhoods in the North Texas community. Genesis Women’s Shelter relies on Giving Day to raise critical funds for women and children who have experienced domestic violence. Genesis was created to give women in abusive situations a way out, and for more than 30 years, has been her first step in finding safety, shelter and support. Today, we ask you to join us in our mission!


At Genesis, one of the most commonly asked questions we hear is, “Why doesn’t she just leave?” Watch our newest video to learn why, and donate today to give her the safety, shelter and support she needs. This year, thanks to the generosity of our partner RSM US LLP, your support will go even further. To challenge and inspire others to give, RSM is our Giving Day matching funds donor! So don’t wait – schedule your gift today to give her the safety, shelter and support she needs.


To help nonprofits raise even more money and easily utilize networks, FUNdraising pages are one of the newer Giving Day features. You help us by creating a FUNdraising page to leverage your network to raise money for Genesis!

How it works:

  1. Create a page
    Visit the Genesis Giving Day page, scroll down and click on the blue + button that says “Create a Fundraiser!”
  2. Create a page, or log in
    Click the green button “Create Profile” and fill out the appropriate information. If you already have a donor account from a previous North Texas Giving Day, skip the “Create Profile” step and simply log in.
  3. Fill out your page
    Fill out your FUNdraiser details! Select Genesis as the organization, type in your page title, and create a unique URL link.
  4. Submit
    Once you are satisfied with your FUNdraiser details, click the box at the bottom of the page, “Save & Publish FUNdraiser.” If you would like to link to the Genesis Giving Day video, copy the following URL and paste it into the “FUNdraiser Video (URL)” field: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-6RdiQtVC4
  5. Share!
    Share your page with your network! Scheduled giving has already started, so go ahead and share your custom URL with your networks. Write emails, create social media posts… get creative! Just make sure to submit your FUNdraising page before the deadline of Wednesday, September 18.


Watch our newest video to learn why she stays, and then share with your networks. Send emails, share on social media… get creative!

Need help?

Sometimes you just want a human to help you. If you have any questions about setting up a FUNdraising page or anything else related to Giving Day, please contact Amy Ridings at aridings@genesisshelter.orgor 214.389.7702.

Written by Amy Ridings, director of communications at Genesis Women’s Shelter