In calendar year 2008, the Clinton County Women's Center (CCWC) assisted 866 women, men, and children who were victims of domestic and/or sexual violence with options and empowerment advocacy and services. Further, the shelter afforded 61 people a total of 597 days of shelter as they needed to leave their homes for safety from a violent situation. That is why the services of the CCWC are so very vital to this small, rural county with limited resources.
Our cause just entered in America's Giving Challenge, which gives us a chance to win $50,000! To win, between now and November 7th we have to get the most donations to our cause (every person can donate once per day and have it count as a unique donation). We can also win daily awards of $1,000 and $500 if we can get the most people to donate in any 24-hour period. The great thing about this Challenge is that it doesn't matter how much you give, but instead how much you do to encourage friends and family to get involved in our cause. We all need to come together and start promoting the cause if we want to win.
Each of us has tons of friends on Facebook who we can ask to donate to our cause. But let's think big too—can you put our cause in your email signature, can you throw a party and get people to donate through the cause when they enter, can you organize other people to go out and fundraise from all of their friends? As you reach out to your friends be sure to tell them why this cause matters to you. The possibilities are endless so let's talk about what we can do to win on the Wall of the cause or by replying to this bulletin.
I think we can do it! But it's going to take all of us. Check out the Giving Challenge (www.causes.com), then visit our cause to see how we're doing so far and get involved.
Let's win $50,00 for our cause!
Cindy Love, Executive Director
Clinton County Women's Center
34 West Main Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745