Support CALCASA on #GivingTuesday

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On November 28, 2017, CALCASA is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Many have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday sets itself apart.#GivingTuesday promotes giving and collective action in the spirit of giving on one day – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

For the second consecutive year CALCASA will join more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries to celebrate #GivingTuesday.  Since it began in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and give this November 28. There are plenty of organizations and movements to choose from, and we hope you choose CALCASA. This year has seen more conversations about sexual violence including sexual harassment and the need for support and prevention cannot go unmet.

This year CALCASA has set a goal of raising $22,500 if 1000 supporters were to just give $23 we could easily meet this goal.

As we gear up for Nov. 28 we encourage everyone to:

  • Spread the word about #GivingTuesday
  • Join CALCASA’s campaign this year and contribute to our goal
  • Share why you give, and why #GivingTuesday is important to you

Why $22,500? In California, the General Fund only allocates $45,000 to the rape crisis centers that serve survivors in your communities With 33,629 survivors served in 2015, that equals to a measly $1.34 per survivor. As the professional association for the 84 rape crisis centers in California, we hope to raise at least half of that $45,000 to continue to support and advocate for survivors, to promote a path to healing and justice, and champion prevention efforts.

CALCASA would like to show we can rally support for the movement to end sexual violence this #GivingTuesday. We would like to challenge our Facebook audience of 4,351 people and our 5,329 Twitter followers to take part in #GivingTuesday. Let’s all join the collective spirit of giving for the movement to end sexual violence.

Lorena Campos

Communications Associate Lorena Campos is a Chicana and Stockton, CA native. She began her work with CALCASA as an intern in the spring of 2015. Since then Lorena has graduated from the University of the Pacific with a B.A. in Political Science, and Minor in Ethnic Studies. Many of her experiences and efforts include: creating inclusive and outreach programming as an Inclusion Coordinator with the University of the Pacific Multicultural Center, facilitating workshops and trainings as a Student to Student Healthy Relationships Peer Educator with the University of the Pacific Women’s Resource Center, and Providing Safe Zone Trainings as an Ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. After working at the University post-graduation, she is excited to return to social justice and advocacy work as the Communications Associate for CALCASA.

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