“Paint It Purple” Fundraising Ambassadors

Starting in 2012, The Pixel Project has begun building our worldwide corps of “Paint It Purple” Fundraising Ambassadors who will:

  • Work on the ground with local anti-VAW nonprofits to set up “Paint It Purple” parties and bake sales jointly hosted by the local nonprofit and The Pixel Project.
  • Work on the ground with local independent cupcakeries/bakeries to set up bake sales.
  • Handle the necessary event admin and paperwork on the Pixel Project’s behalf.
  • Represent The Pixel Project at all local “Paint It Purple” events.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to their area community members who wish to volunteer for “Paint It Purple”.

Our “Paint It Purple” Fundraising Ambassadors come from all walks of life – many are survivors of gender-based violence, some are women’s rights activists, others are people who want to actively help prevent and reduce violence against women in their own communities and are looking for a positive way to do so.

If you are interested in becoming a Paint It Purple Fundraising Ambassador, please contact us using our contact form.

In the meantime, please meet our first “Paint it Purple” Fundraising Ambassadors:


Raeanne Furfaro (North American Paint It Purple Coordinator) – Anchorage, AK, United States of America

In her own words, Raeanne says: “I am a survivor. In being a survivor I have become stronger than I ever thought possible. I am pleased to be associated with The Pixel Project. I am passionate about this work and I know I am saving lives. We can do this, one life at a time. We need to speak up when needed always.:


Kathleen Milliken – Seattle, WA, United States of America

Author-Close-up-Kathleen-M-Schmidt-Escaping-The-Glass-CageKathleen Schmidt survived a childhood and brutal first marriage full of abuse to go on to a happy second marriage and a full life dedicated to helping others. Kathleen tells her story in the book, Escaping The Glass Cage as a way of sharing her strength and experience with others to show them that there is hope. She is also the founder of Project Empowermenta weekly Blogtalkradio show where she interviews experts, survivors and leaders in the movement to end violence against women and domestic violence about their work and solutions to this seemingly intractable problem.

Sam Black – Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Sam Black lives in Leamington Spa, UK. After studying Psychology in Bristol she worked for Save The Children in Cuba. She currently works in a secondary school with children who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Sam worked as a helpline volunteer on a rape helpline for three years. She wants to help raise money for The Pixel Project and CRASAC because both charities tirelessly do incredible work to reduce violence against women.