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Rape Victim Advocates Takes the Challenge and Says NO MORE

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Help RVA Overcome the Budget Freeze with the No More Challenge!
February 11, 2016

Hi friends and family, As many of you know, Illinois' budget has been frozen for months. Many of our sister centers have had to lay off advocates,  See more
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THE STORY:

Rape Victim Advocates wrote -

For over 40 years, our supporters have made it possible for thousands of survivors of sexual violence to transform their lives. Last year, Rape Victim Advocates provided services to over 20,000 survivors, loved ones, students ranging in age from 5 to 21, parents, teachers, law enforcement, hospital personnel, other professionals and community members. Thanks to our donors, RVA ensured that no survivor was ever alone and that every survivor was treated with dignity,  compassion and respect.

Today Rape Victim Advocates faces a difficult future

The unprecedented State of Illinois budget crisis has threatened significant funding that enables us to be there when survivors of sexual violence need us most. Our ability to provide services is impacted. Yet we are trying to do everything possible to maintain our current level of service to sexual assault survivors. RVA is now at a critical juncture and needs your support today.

$   50   Travel for one volunteer to and from an emergency room where they will provide essential information, advocacy and emotional support at any time, day or night.                               

$  110  One ticket to RVA’s annual fundraiser, Soirée in the City, on  June 9th at Morgan Manufactuing. Funds raised support survivors.

$  250  One police training session to ensure that law enforcement treat survivors with dignity, respect and compassion.                 

$  500   Age-appropriate Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education books on safe and unsafe touch.                       

$1,000  Facilitation of five support group sessions for survivors so they can break the isolation and heal together.                               

$2,000  One 56-hour training for 30 new volunteer who commit to being on call 24 hours/month to support sexual assault survivors and their loved ones in an emergency room.                           

$2,500  One year’s worth of new clothing for survivors in the emergency room to wear home if their clothing was taken as evidence as part of the rape kit.  

We want you to hear a survivor’s words about how RVA has impacted her life-

RVA helped me find meaning in life. RVA helped me to believe in myself. And RVA helped me start living. I received an amazing gift from RVA – they believed my story and they believed in ME. I felt respected; I felt worthy – for the first time in my life.  I am so grateful to my RVA counselor for guiding me on my healing journey. And I am so grateful to RVA for offering their services at no charge to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. ~Martha

We hope that Martha's words will resonate with your heart. RVA’s goal is to ensure that no survivor is ever alone. Survivors like Martha. Survivors who could be your family, your neighbors, your friends or your colleagues. Your support of Rape Victim Advocates will enable us to weather the state budget crisis and provide the effective, dependable, quality services all survivors deserve.                                   

Join RVA as we say NO MORE and stand against sexual violence. Join RVA as we try to raise $100,000. Join RVA so we can be here tomorrow for Martha and other survivors.

$370

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nora Palombella

     

  • Michael Fleischer

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mary Beth Cantwell

    $250

  • Monique Lassere

    $20

  • Natalie Busath

    $25

  • Adebajo Amusa

    $25

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The Team: $47,592 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rape Victim Advocates

Amount Raised

$12,976

 

13% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Courtney Revis

Amount Raised

$7,675

 

512% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sharmili Majmudar

Amount Raised

$5,655

 

377% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bill Kral

Amount Raised

$2,200

Fundraiser Title

Jane Flotte

Amount Raised

$1,585

Fundraiser Title

Tirzah Blanche

Amount Raised

$1,475

 

98% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kat Stuehrk

Amount Raised

$1,295

 

86% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Blomquist

Amount Raised

$1,215

 

122% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Adebajo Amusa

Adebajo Amusa

DONATION: $25

Keep up the good work. Keep up the good fight! 2 years ago

Natalie Busath

Natalie Busath

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Monique Lassere

Monique Lassere

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Mary Beth Cantwell

Mary Beth Cantwell

DONATION: $250

Thank you for all your hard work......please don't stop! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

Justice for all! 3 years ago

Michael Fleischer

Michael Fleischer

DONATION: $25

Lelah A. Fleischer 3 years ago

Nora Palombella

Nora Palombella

3 years ago