Tax Check off LogoToday, CALCASA announced a campaign to raise funds to support California rape crisis centers (RCCs). This new funding stream will be directed to RCCs via the California Sexual Violence Victim Services Fund that is included on the 2014 California State Tax Return as a voluntary contribution line item (Form 540, Side 4, Line 26, Code 429).

We need to mobilize in order to raise $250,000 for California rape crisis centers – and we are asking for your help to raise awareness! Ask your friends, partners, funders, to make a voluntary contribution to the California Sexual Violence Victim Services Fund. Don’t forget to ask your tax preparer to make this contribution, if applicable.

The funds generated will be managed by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and directed, as grants, to California rape crisis centers to support a variety of activities including emergency fund resources for travel or hotel vouchers for victims escaping dangerous situations or for community educations programs like self-defense workshops.

CALCASA has developed tools to help you get the word out! From sample press releases to images for a Facebook banner, we’ve got you covered. Please distribute widely!

Let’s look at the bright side of tax season – together we can end sexual violence and easily support California’s rape crisis centers!Tax Check-off Facebook Cover