This year, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, CALCASA is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. While many have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a counter narrative which promotes giving and collaborative action in the collective spirit of giving on one day – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
This 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 to help get out and give this November 29. This year CALCASA has set a goal of $45,000, what we ask is for at least 1,000 supporters to donate $45.
As we gear up for Nov. 29 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 $45,000? In California, the General Fund only allocates $45,000 to the rape crisis centers that serve survivors in your communities With 31,781 survivors served in 2014 that equals to a total measly $1.42 per survivor. As the professional association for the 84 rape crisis centers that serve California, we hope to raise $45,000 to continue to support rape crisis centers with the training and technical assistance they need to serve ALL survivors and promote a path to healing and justice.
CALCASA would like to show we can collectively double that support this #GivingTuesday. We would like to challenge our 4,087 FaceBook audience and our 4,738 Twitter followers to take part in #GivingTuesday. Let’s all join the collective spirit of giving, and show support for the movement to end sexual violence. Now more than ever an engaged community, support, and collaboration are what will keep our work against sexual violence moving forward, and our organization ready to mobilize and take action.