The Sexual Violence Center (SVC) is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit that is in need of general operating funds to continue our work. We can’t do this without you – can you help? Giving now can help us create a future for our community without sexual violence.
Your donation allows SVC to continue to provide youth and adults with 24-hour crisis phone service, individual counseling, support groups, hospital emergency room advocacy, and legal clinics, all at no cost.
There are many ways to support the Sexual Violence Center and our work with victim/survivors. Beyond financial support, there are even ways to help our agency that do not cost anything!
We accept (and even prefer) checks! This is the only way for SVC to receive 100% of your intended donation because it bypasses credit card processing fees. Checks made out to “Sexual Violence Center” can be sent to the following address:
Sexual Violence Center
Attention: Ashley Taylor-Gougé
2021 East Hennepin Avenue, Suite 418
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Donations by credit card or direct deposit can be made online through Paypal. Just click the link to the right on the Donate page of our website. You can use Paypal to make a one-time donation or to set up automatic, recurring donations. Any questions? Please call Ashley at (612) 871-5100 ext. 11.
Another way to support SVC is by donating goods or services to help keep our center a welcoming and safe place for survivors. When you gift SVC with goods or services, we can provide you with a receipt of your donation for tax purposes.
What do we need?
Food donations for volunteer trainings (prepared meals, ingredients to prepare large meals, or snacks)
Gift cards for grocery stores, Target, Staples, & restaurants
Office supplies (pens, post-it notes, markers, etc.)
Desktop and laptop computers (less than 2 years old in good working condition)
Cleaning supplies (non-toxic and non-scented if possible!)
Please contact Ashley at email@example.com or (612) 871-5100 ext. 11 for more information
Shop at The Wedge Using the Sexual Violence Center Membership
The Sexual Violence Center maintains a membership at the Wedge Community Co-op in Minneapolis. If you tell the cashier to use our membership (which is listed under the full name of "Sexual Violence Center") at check-out, a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will come to SVC at the end of the year to help support our work.
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You can raise money for SVC by simply searching the web, shopping online, playing games, or dining out. DailyGood gives a portion of the money raised by advertising to non-profits around the world. The funds come from socially responsible companies who want to support important causes. All you need to do is pick the organization you would like to receive the funds your activity generates.
Sexual Violence Center's profile page on Goodsearch
Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SVC when you shop through smile.amazon.com. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you already shop with; it has the same products and the same prices, but Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the charity of your choice. To get set up, visit smile.amazon.com and pick the charitable organization you want to support.
Visit SVC's smile page and start supporting our mission today — http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3346890
Memorial to SVC
If you are looking for a way to pay tribute to a departed loved one, consider suggesting a memorial donation to SVC en lieu of flowers. Memorial donations help us keep our services going 24-hours a day and at no cost to survivors of sexual violence, and are a great way to honor the person you have lost. For more information, please contact Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 871-5100 x 16.
Our agency also had need for items, materials and services to help keep our office going. Do you have any of the following? Consider making an in-kind donation of items in good condition to SVC to help support our office...to keep it clean, safe and welcoming for victims/survivors!
- Art supplies (that we can use for support groups and for our outreach)
- Office furniture (please contact us to find out what we need now!)
- Water filters (Brita)
- Tea (in bags)
- Cleaning supplies (ideally non-toxic and un-scented or lightly scented)