Charity of the Month – SAVA
Posted: December 2, 2015
Charity of the Month: SAVA
It is the season of gratitude, reflection and light. This month we honor the people in our community that do some of the most difficult and important work to keep the fabric of our society whole and we are so grateful for them. Sexual Assault Victims Advocates provides a safe space for survivors to seek the help they need to improve their lives in the wake of their assault. SAVA provides services for men and women survivors of sexual assault including (but not limited to) evidence collection and healing through this immensely complicated process. They provide the truth about sexual assault and empower each of us to be better citizens, neighbors and friends through compassion and communication. Though we all wish that SAVA were unnecessary, they remain a beacon of light for members of our populace that feel like the light has been taken away. We cannot thank them enough for the challenging work that they do!
Learn more about SAVA here: http://savacenter.org/
Check out their beautiful “Faces” project here: http://savacenter.org/faces-project/
YOU can become a mentor and help someone on their healing path: http://savacenter.org/volunteer/
Tip Jar: Crossroads Safehouse
Yet another organization that provides some of the most challenging and important help for our disenfranchised community members, we are honored to have Crossroads Safehouse on our tip jar this month. “For 34 years, abused women and children have come to Crossroads Safehouse in Fort Collins. Here they have found safety, shelter, and the personal assistance and resources they need to build lives without violence. Crossroads offers free safehousing, advocacy, legal assistance, transitional housing, and education. At our safehouse we annually provide food, clothing, and support for over 500 residents. Crossroads new facility houses administrative staff, legal staff and shelter residents under one roof, and is the point of contact for donors, volunteers, and outreach clients. Each year we provide more than 15,000 units of service to thousands of clients and program attendees. In 2013, Crossroads provided shelter for 521 individuals helping to prevent 14,737 nights of homelessness due to domestic violence”
To learn more about Crossroads Safehouse and what they provide our community, visit them here: http://www.crossroadssafehouse.org/ Looking to give to a highly impactful organization in our community? Go here: https://www.coloradogives.org/NoCoGives/CrossroadsSafehouse/overview
Please visit our tap room in support of these two organizations! Our Charity of the Month recipients receive month-long exposure to our tap room guests, the opportunity to host an event in our space after-hours, access to our volunteer base for approved projects and a donation from our charitable fund housed at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. Our tip jar recipients also receive month-long exposure to our tap room guests and a donation at the end of the month based on the generosity of our tap room guests. Both are conscientiously chosen by our in-house charitable committee comprised of co-workers from our diverse departments.
Raising one for our community,
Karla Baise, Community Outreach Coordinator
Categories: Odell Outreach