Kick Off the Holiday Giving Season and Make a Difference in Your Community!
In this season of thankfulness, Someplace Safe would like to thank YOU for helping over 3,600 individuals find safety, options, and hope this past year!
For nearly 40 years, victims, survivors, families, and community members have turned to Someplace Safe for services, support, and help in their most critical time of need. We simply could not do this without you! We invite you to take a look at what we accomplished together this past year through our community Advocacy Offices, Parenting Time Centers, Thrift Stores, and Safe Harbor programming:
- Over 420 nights of safety were provided to adults and children who were victimized by violence and abuse;
- Emergency meals were provided over 1,150 times to adults and children while in safe housing;
- Crisis assistance was provided to crime victims over 2,500 times through the agency’s 24-hour crisis line;
- The Someplace Safe Thrift Stores provided 200 store vouchers to 472 victims of crime and community members in need, valued at nearly $14,000.00;
- Over 1,400 safe exchanges and supervised parenting time visits were conducted at Someplace Safe Parenting Time Centers; and
- Professional Trainings and Community Presentations were provided to an audience of nearly 14,650 individuals.
For the individuals and families who utilized Someplace Safe services this past year, this support made a world of difference on their journey to becoming strong, empowered survivors!
“The advocate gave me information on ways to stay safe.
I could not have done it without the help Someplace Safe gave me!”
– Survivor of crime who used Someplace Safe services
Help us continue our important work of creating safer families and safer communities by kicking off the 2018 holiday giving season with your contribution to Someplace Safe!There are plenty of ways to give and make a difference in your local community, no matter the amount! Visit www.someplacesafe.info/donate to make your online gift today, stop by www.someplacesafe.info/get-involved/giving for more information on ways to give, or read below to learn more about upcoming giving events:
Give to the Max Day November 15, 2018
Help Someplace Safe reach our goal of raising at least $1,000.00 in 24 hours during Give to the Max Day on November 15th! Each year, generous donors like yourself show support for their favorite charitable organizations on Give to the Max Day, an annual 24-hour online giving event hosted by GiveMN. You may make your donation to Someplace Safe on November 15th and help us reach this goal by simply visiting the GiveMN website at: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Someplacesafe.
Did you know that your contribution to Someplace Safe through givemn.org on Give to the Max Day may also help us earn additional funds? That’s right!And during the 10th Anniversary of Give to the Max Day, the chances of winning this year are even greater!
On November 15th, GiveMN will draw $500.00 “Golden Ticket” donations every 10 minutes, for a total of 144 donations made throughout the day to lucky non-profits. In addition, “Power Hour” donations, “Super-Sized Golden Tickets”, and a variety of other competitions, prizes, and random drawings, totaling thousands of dollars of contributions for Minnesota non-profits will occur throughout the November 15th. Each time you give to Someplace Safe using the GiveMN website on Give to the Max Day, you are helping to increase our chances of winning these fantastic prizes!
Busy on November 15th? No problem!
You may make a donation at https://www.givemn.org/organization/Someplacesafe at any time beginning November 1, 2018 and your gift will be automatically scheduled to process on November 15th. Plus, your early contribution will qualify Someplace Safe for additional prize drawings. Thank you for giving to the MAX!
Giving Tuesday: November 27, 2018
Someplace Safe has joined Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that celebrates generosity worldwide. Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to help kick-off the holiday giving season.
This year, Someplace Safe will be featuring our “New Store for a New Day” campaign on Giving Tuesday! Due to your generosity, the Alexandria Thrift Store has outgrown the current space, and is in the process of raising funds to purchase a new store in the Alexandria community. To join the Giving Tuesday movement and help us reach our goal of raising $2,500.00 on November 27th for the “New Store for a New Day” campaign:
- Drop off/mail your monetary gift to the Someplace Safe Alexandria Thrift Store.
- Donate by text. Simply send the text "@sps #newthriftalex" to 52014.
- Make sure to follow the Someplace Safe Alexandria Thrift Store Facebook page for campaign updates and to check out our online campaign page (coming soon) in the days leading up to Giving Tuesday.
Great News: Funds raised for the "New Store for a New Day" campaign during Giving Tuesday
will be matched by a generous donor...up to $1,000.00!
Other Ways to Give throughout the 2018 Holiday Season
There are a variety of other ways to support Someplace Safe and make a difference in your local community this holiday season! From collecting personal care items, to contributing a grocery gift card for a holiday meal, to “adopting a family” for holiday gifts, or even making your end-of-year gift via text message, there are plenty of ways to spread holiday cheer! Visit www.someplacesafe.info/get-involved/giving for more information on ways to give.
Thank you for kicking off the holiday season with your support of Someplace Safe!
For more information on giving to Someplace Safe please visit:
http://www.someplacesafe.info/donate.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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