Your fundraising and donations make an impact on the lives of survivors, their families, and the community. Every. Single. Day.
Your Fundraising Impact
When you raise over $10,000, you are a champion for survivors. Creating a community where survivors feel safe. Supported in their healing. And empowered to speak out.
When you raise $7,500, you are a trailblazer in the movement to end sexual violence. You join a community dedicated to creating a path toward BARCC’s vision of a society free of sexual violence.
When you raise $5,000, you become an activist against sexual violence. Like our Youth Leadership Corps (YLC), a group in which young leaders develop skills to become change agents and activists in their communities.
When you raise $2,500, you are a change agent in the movement to prevent sexual violence. You create a community of people trained to step in and stop sexual violence before it happens.
When you raise $1,000, you become an advocate for survivors, making sure they have the resources and support they need to get the help they deserve. Like our medical advocates do when they meet survivors in 18 area hospital emergency rooms 24-7.
When you raise $500, you become a friend to survivors. A listening ear, like the hotline counselors answering calls from survivors in need 24-7.
Raising $250 makes you a supporter of survivors and BARCC’s mission to end sexual violence.
By raising $100, you are a contributor to the healing of survivors like Ali, Emily, Kevin, and so many others.
When you fundraise for BARCC, you make healing and prevention possible!
Ali was supported by a BARCC medical advocate in a local emergency room following an assault. In the days and weeks after the assault, she found comfort knowing BARCC’s trained and caring hotline counselors are there for her no matter when she needs them.
“If I didn’t have a medical advocate with me, the hospital would’ve been a scarier experience. If I didn’t get to squeeze her hand when I was in pain, then I wouldn’t have had any hand at all. Afterwards, I called the hotline a lot . . . BARCC was always there on my speed dial, and just knowing that was enough to get me through a lot of nights.”
Kevin, a survivor of childhood abuse, found his voice and a supportive community when he participated in one of BARCC’s counseling groups for men.
“Through BARCC, I learned that I am not alone and never will be again. I learned to speak for that 10-year-old boy inside me.”
Meredith* is a single mom living paycheck to paycheck. After being assaulted in her apartment, she needed to move. Her case manager at BARCC helped her find a safe place for her and her daughter to live. She also received financial assistance to help with the move, allowing her to focus on her healing and safety, not how she was going to pay for it.
Emily spoke with a BARCC legal advocate for help with next steps after being assaulted on her campus.
“What you gave me was more important than services. It was the unquestioned sentiment of ‘I believe you’ and that left a lasting impact.”
After attending a BARCC training, Rob felt prepared to step in when he saw a fellow rider being harassed on public transportation, ultimately protecting her from further harm.
“A woman was being verbally assaulted on a bus. I told the person to leave her alone. Then I stayed with her until the person got off the bus. It was so simple, but it’s something I wouldn’t have thought of doing before taking the bystander training.”
*Meredith is a pseudonym
How far does your donation go?
- $25 provides transportation for survivors to their medical appointments.
- $45 allows a survivor to receive crisis support on our 24-hour hotline.
- $60 provides legal support for a survivor seeking justice.
- $300 provides medical advocacy coverage for survivors each day in the ER.
- $650 covers the security deposit on a new apartment for a survivor fleeing for safety.
- $3,000 provides 40 hours of rape crisis training to prepare 20 BARCC volunteers to support survivors.
Why are you asking me to fundraise? Doesn’t my registration fee support BARCC?
While fundraising is not a requirement to participate in the Walk for Change, we do ask you and all participants to consider raising money in support of your walk.
Despite in-kind donations and a frugal expense budget, producing an event for 1,500 people is costly. Your registration fees cover these costs, but do not go very far in directly supporting survivors who seek BARCC’s free and confidential services. The grassroots fundraising of participants for the Walk for Change provides critical funds that allow us to continue offering these programs at no cost to survivors and their families.
Every person who shares their fundraising page is spreading the word about BARCC, our comprehensive free services, and our mission to end sexual violence further than we ever could on our own!
Not only that, you’re telling the survivors in your life—known and unknown—that you believe them and are there for them.
Have questions about how to start? Check out our fundraising tips here, or email us at events [at] barcc.org. We’d love to help you get started or talk to you more about the programs you support with your fundraising. Thank you!