Taylor Swift's 'Generous' Donation To This Organization Comes At The Perfect Time

She continues to support survivors.

Taylor Swift continues to make good on her promise to support survivors of sexual assault, after winning her own case last year. Her latest donation happens to come at the perfect time, as April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.


On Thursday, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) shared on Twitter that Swift had made a "generous" donation to the organization, thanking the singer "for always standing with survivors," and adding that her contribution "ensures that survivors and their loved ones get the help they need and deserve."

Although neither RAINN nor Swift has revealed the specific amount of the donation, Teen Vogue points out that any amount can make a difference, as 93 cents on the dollar goes toward the organization's programs and services, with the rest allotted for management and fundraising. 

According to the website, an average of 558 survivors are helped through RAINN's crisis hotline every day, while the organization educates 130 million people a year about prevention and recovery. Swift's support also raises awareness and encourages other survivors to speak up, as shown by the 35 percent increase in calls to RAINN's hotline around the time of her trial last year.

"My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard," Swift said in a statement following her court victory against Mueller, whom she accused of groping her. "Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves."

Billboard points out that Swift previously donated to the Joyful Heart Foundation, which was founded by Law & Order: SVU actress Mariska Hargitay to stand up for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.

Swift appeared in Time magazine's Person of the Year issue last December for speaking out about the issue. She told survivors, "My advice is that you not blame yourself and do not accept the blame others will try to place on you. You should not be blamed for waiting 15 minutes or 15 days or 15 years to report sexual assault or harassment, or for the outcome of what happens to a person after he or she makes the choice to sexually harass or assault you."

You can learn more about Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month on RAINN's website. You can also sign the RAINN Pledge to do your part. The National Sexual Assault hotline, meanwhile, is available by phone (800-656-HOPE) or online 24/7.


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