Take Action!
Your support sends a resounding message of hope and unity!

If you share our dream of eliminating violence, we invite you to take that extra step and get involved! There are many ways to show your support for the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault. Here are some of the action steps that you can take to help us extend our reach and promote our cause!

Donate!

There is no contribution too modest! Every gift of financial support is utilized to further our efforts to keep our children, families and communities safe from violence. All gifts to the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; you will receive a thank you letter to document your gift for tax purposes.

Mail in a check:

Please complete our mail-in donations form and make your check payable to the South Dakota Network. We're especially thankful for supporters like you who see the need for action, and then entrust us to act with your donation of unrestricted funds.

Make a donation in honor/in memory of someone.

The South Dakota Network will send a card acknowledging that a donation has been made in lieu of a gift to celebrate someone's birthday, anniversary, graduation, a holiday or other special occasion. Your financial contribution can also be used to pay a thoughtful tribute to a loved one who has passed away.

Matching Gifts:

Does your company have a matching gift program? Matching gifts can double or sometimes triple your individual contribution. Please check with your company's personnel or human resources department to see if matching is an option. The South Dakota Network is classified as a non-profit organization under 501(c)3 of the IRS code.

Securities:

You can also make a gift of stock shares to the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault. Tax advantages make this an appealing option, especially for larger gifts.

Planned Giving:

Planned Gifts benefit you, the donor, as well as the South Dakota Network by maximizing your contribution while providing specific income and estate tax advantages.

Life Insurance:

The South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault may be named as the principal beneficiary of an insurance policy.

The South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault will be pleased to provide information and assistance regarding these various options. Please Contact Us for more information.

Buy Stamps!

On October 27, 2003, the United States Post Office unveiled the new "Stop Family Violence" stamp. This stamp, which costs 45 cents instead of the usual 39 cents, was issued by the U.S. Postal Service to help fund domestic violence services. The additional six cents resulting from the sale of this stamp will benefit the family violence programs funded by the Federal Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

In addition to raising much-needed funding, this stamp is a great way to raise awareness about the epidemic of domestic violence in our communities. Please help us in the ongoing fight to end family violence by purchasing these stamps online or at your local post office. Let your family and friends know that you are committed to this important cause by using the "Stop Family Violence" postal stamp on the holiday cards you send out this year. This small gesture will truly help make a big difference in the struggle to make every home a safe home.

Volunteer!

There is no effort that is too small. Shelters depend on the generosity of volunteers to read to children, serve on the Board, cook meals, answer the phones, and a variety of other responsibilities. Contact the shelter in your community to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

Make a wish come true!

Many shelters keep a "wishlist" documenting items that would be beneficial in providing the best possible services to survivors. Most shelter programs are always grateful for donations such as: diapers, canned foods, calling cards, bus tickets, gas cards, new or lightly used toys, copy paper, blankets, and toiletries. Victims of violence often have to start over from scratch. Therefore, donations of household items are deeply appreciated. If you are able to donate furniture, used vehicles, dishes, towels or bedding, please notify your local shelter to make arrangements for this type of donation. Please help make wishes come true - contact you local advocacy program to discover what their unique needs are.

Donate Your Old Phone!

It's easy! Drop off your used phone at the local shelter or a cell phone store in your community. Cellular companies across the state have volunteered their time and talent to upgrade the technology in used phones to ensure that they have the capacity to reach 911 even without a service plan. Such phones are donated to shelters throughout South Dakota and then distributed to victims of crime who are living in danger. Having quick access to 911 gives survivors more confidence and more freedom to take back their lives.

Be a Friend... Tell a Friend!

Use your voice to help us grow! Join our mailing list so that you can remain informed about legislative endeavors, current trends, and our efforts to end domestic and sexual violence. And while you're at it, help us spread the word to all who will listen!


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