Thank you for visiting our page and considering sponsoring Dairius, Soley and me as we embark on our final Walk Against Rape! We are moving to Florida shortly. Over the years we've raised $6,377 for SFWAR through your incredibly generous support. This year our goal is to raise $1000. In these difficult financial times we want to do whatever we can to make sure SFWAR has the funds they need to do the vital work of teaching our youth about healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault.
Any amount you can give, even $5 helps! In the past, some of your employers have matched your donation which doubled or tripled your donation! Please consider asking if your employer has a donation match program.
I feel like the clients and volunteers express best why SFWAR is so important:
"SFWAR simultaneously empowers its clients AND its volunteers, thereby building a stronger, safer, and smarter community. I ♥ SFWAR and I am very proud to be a Certified Rape Crisis Counselor. There are no words that can do justice to how great of an organization SFWAR is." - Former Volunteer
“These counseling sessions …helped me get grounded in a very tumultuous transition period” “Her empathetic and engaged listening allowed me to really be able to share some tough feelings and emotions.” “This resource has been incredibly valuable to me.” -Former Client
And finally a conversation between Dairius and myself, a brief glimpse of the impact SFWAR has had on him as well.
[D & I are gathering together bags of baby clothes to donate]
D: Mom, are there really babies who go to the shelter?
T: Yes, sometimes mom's have to take their kids and go somewhere safe when they are being abused. Sometimes they have to leave everything behind.
D: That's sad mom. When I grow up, I'm going to be the best Dad ever.
T: Yes you will honey, yes you will.
Deep gratitude and love,
Teresa, Dairius and Soley