|Colorado Anti-Violence Program Newsletter
Working to eliminate violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities of Colorado.
We are excited about Pride season and our work around the state and nationally. Keep reading for ways to get involved, CAVP updates, LGBTQ news, and community events.
Welcome to Michelle Tijerina, Board Member
proudly identifies as a strong "ism-fighting" Queer Chicana. Born and raised in rural south Texas, just forty-five
minutes from the birthplace of Queer Radical-Writer, Gloria Anzaldua,
Michelle learned how to survive and fight against the varied effects of
mainstream oppression. Michelle continues
the fight today, through her work as the Bilingual Clinical Case Manager for
West Denver's Child &
a division of Mental Health Center of Denver.
Michelle is also currently earning her Master of Nonprofit Management
Degree from Regis
University, which she
hopes will ensure a life-long career of working with and for marginalized and
vulnerable communities. Outside of
work and school, Michelle serves our community as a CAVP Crisis Hotline
Advocate, Board Member for the East High School Student Attendance Review
Board and volunteer for Voz y Corazon, a Latina-Youth Suicide Prevention and
CAVP Staff Participate in NCAVP Annual Round Table
Anti-violence programs from across the country gather in Columbus, OH
On May 27th, CAVP staff traveled to Columbus, OH to participate in the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs Annual Round Table and Regional Training Academy. The Round Table is a opportunity for LGBTQ-focused anti-violence programs from around the country to share ideas, network, build skills and set the priorities of the national coalition. About 13 programs attended this year's gathering. CAVP staff member, Crystal Middlestadt, co-facilitated two workshops described below. In addition to campaign planning meetings, members participated in workshops on the history of LGBTQ anti-violence organizing, immigration, LGBT incarcerated people, as well as a media training.
Loretta Ross provided a moving keynote address on "LGBT Liberation: Moving Toward a Human Rights Framework." Loretta Ross is the National Coordinator of Sister Song, Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective.
The Round Table concluded with a "Train the Trainer for AVP's: Safer dating, cruising, safety skills for LGBTQ youth" facilitated by Crystal Middlestadt of CAVP and Avy Skolnik of NCAVP. Crystal and Avy first began collaborating in 2005 to create a LGBTQ safety skills curriculum and are excited to continue to work together to empower queer youth.
The Regional Training Academy hosted by Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization provided free training to service providers, organizational staff and community activists on topics including hate violence, sexual assault, LGBT elders and working with LGBT youth. Crystal Middlestadt collaborated with two local providers, Erin Martin of Friends of the Homeless and Alyson Poirer of Capital Crossroads, to facilitate "Shelter Safety for LGBT Clients." Participants were eager to hear about Denver's Transgender Shelter Access Project and the steps we've taken to ensures trans people have a safe place to stay.
NCAVP 2008 Hate Violence Report to be Released June 16th
Each year, CAVP contributes to the
Hate Violence report released by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence
Programs. The 2008 report is scheduled to be released on June 16. More
information will be provided about an upcoming press conference as well as
statistics regarding incidents of bias-motivated and hate violence in the state
|Trial Update & News on the Murder of Angie Zapata
Continued commitment to addressing the root causes of hate violence
The end of April brought the
conclusion of a landmark murder trial in Greeley, Colorado. For the murder of
Angie Zapata, Allen Andrade was found guilty on four charges, including first
degree murder and a bias-motivated crime. We believe that this is the first
time, nationally, that a state's hate crime statute has been used in the
prosecution in a murder of a transgender person. There was much media attention
on this case, both locally and nationally, bringing attention to an example of
transphobic violence that, unfortunately, is much more common than many people
realize (for more information, see the soon to be released NCAVP Hate Violence Report
). While the
trial for Angie Zapata's murder is over, CAVP remains committed to examining
the root causes of hate violence. As a community, we have had many discussions
about accountability and the fact that legal, criminal and prison systems are
continually perpetrating violence against LGBTQ communities and communities of
color. We hope to move forward in loving and intentional ways in creating
systems of accountability and methods of prevention, while maintaining the
humanity of both the victim and perpetrator.
A landmark case against bias
Op-ed by Crystal Middlestadt of CAVP and Avy Skolnik of NCAVP. ...We call on people to stand up, speak out, and organize to create safer
communities where we are all free to live our lives without the fear of
Also available at The Progressive
Restorative Justice Helps Repair Damage Caused by Violence
At a university in Colorado, Alana McCoy has repeatedly been the
subject of hateful actions due to homophobia. Despite the
obstacles, Alana has taken action to protect herself, and has hopes for
a safer campus climate.Teaching Social Tolerance at Regis
murder trial of Angie Zapata started yesterday. A jury will decide if
the killing of the 18 year old transgender Greeley resident is a hate
crime. Advocates for young people who are gay, lesbian, or transgender,
say the trial raises important questions about how to protect these
young adults outside of the legal system. Sarah Hughes reports on one
effort to create social protections at Regis University in Denver.
Angie Zapata verdict video: Sandeen and Signorile on TruTV
The Denver Chapter of INCITE! and Denver On Fire Respond to Verdict in Angie Zapata Case
Colorado responds to Angie Zapata verdict
Denver Public Library Health Radio -
Interview with Crystal Middlestadt from the Colorado Anti-Violence Program Listen now
|Donate your old cell phones
An easy way to support CAVP that costs you nothing! You can also contact us if you think your school, workplace, gym, community center, grocery store, etc. would be open to being a cellphone collection site. E-mail Jerrilyn.
Become a CAVP Sustainer
Donors Make the Difference
Last month, CAVP sent out our annual report for 2008 and included an appeal for our sustainer program. Through the leadership of board and volunteers, we followed this effort up with a phonebank which garnered a tremendous response. Thanks to everyone that gave so generously to support the liberation of LGBTQ communities in Colorado and beyond!
If we missed you during the phonebank, it's not too late to support this work by becoming a sustainer or with a one-time gift. Every dollar helps us do the work of:
- Organizing Know-Your-Rights trainings for transfolks that access homeless and DV shelters
- Offering restorative justice options for perpetrators of violence
Consider giving $50, $18, or $10 a month. Monthly donations
come in many sizes and all donations are warmly received.
- Hosting statewide and national "train-the-trainer" programs around various lgbtq issues like safer dating and hooking up
Check the box to make a recurring donation and we will charge
your credit card monthly for 1 year. Don't forget to designate your donation to CAVP!
You can also set up a
monthly donation by calling (303) 839-5204 or e-mailing Jerrilyn.
Our deep gratitude goes out to our sustainers, and everyone
that contributed during our spring appeal and phonebank:
Jill Sabin Carel*
Jordan T. Garcia*
Richard and Linda Graves
Sonya J. Lewis
Nielle McCammon (in memory of Angie Zapata)
Bernard and Gertrude Sabin
M. Patrick Steadman
N. Eugene Walls*
Join a CAVP Committee!
The Development Committee
works closely with the staff to
implement the board's fundraising plan. Members of this committee will
assist in oversight and completion of the overall development and
fundraising goals of the Colorado Anti-Violence Program. They will be
responsible for coordinating special events and direct mail appeals as outlined
in the fundraising plan. Additional
tasks may include brainstorming creative new directions, motivating volunteers &
board to be involved in fundraising efforts, and participating in direct asks
and materials development. For more info or to join, please contact Kyle Harris by e-mail
or Eleanor Dewey by e-mail.
Help keep CAVP organized!! This committee will play a crucial role in documenting the new staffing structure/model as it unfolds. By tracking the
strengths of this model and the challenges of implementing it, CAVP could serve
as an example for other agencies considering a similar structure. The role of the committee will also be to house the administrative and
operations work of the board including supervision, budget reviews, and staff evaluations. For more info contact Mercy Salazar by e-mailEach committee meets monthly and includes board, staff, volunteers and community members.
Colorado Pride Schedule
CAVP will reach out across the state
CAVP Trainings Around the State
The Colorado Anti-Violence Program continues its efforts to provide training around the state.
Grand JunctionOn April 30th, CAVP presented two workshops on Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities for the Domestic Violence Academy attended by local service providers, victim advocates and law enforcement.
PuebloOn May 13th, CAVP was invited to train Pueblo County Sheriff's Department and staff from Colorado Legal Services on Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities. That afternoon Crystal Middlestadt was invited to meet with staff at the local YWCA shelter, the only women's shelter in Pueblo. The following day we trained victim advocates with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department.
DenverOn June 2, CAVP staff and both
current and former board members facilitated two well-received workshops at The
Pedagogy of Privilege Conference held on the University of Denver's campus.
from Within: People of Color, Healing, and Movement Building was a two part
workshop open to self-identified people of color and was facilitated by Crystal Middlestadt, Jerrilyn Page and Mercy Salazar. Participants explored the ways in which racism and internalized oppression impact our abilities to fully participate and engage in
social justice movement work, learned about the psychology of racism, the
physiology of emotional triggers, and practiced techniques for managing triggers and healing from racism. CAVP is excited to continuing to center healing into our work.
Survival Through Liberation: Trans
& Gender Nonconformity was facilitated by Kelly Costello, Eleanor Dewey
and Jordan Garcia. In this workshop, participants explored how transphobia
plays out through ideological, institutional, interpersonal and internalized
oppression as well as making connections to issues of poverty, homelessness,
incarceration and immigration.
Every day, CAVP is very
appreciative of the amazing work and commitment of our volunteers. On April 11th,
we honored this work by hosting a game afternoon at the CAVP office. Volunteers
and community members came together to spend time relaxing and getting to know
each other over lunch and board games. We hope to have many more opportunities
to continue getting to know each other socially and building community. If you
are interested in becoming a volunteer with CAVP, please check out the
information about the upcoming training dates below.
2009 Volunteer Training Schedule
Currently, CAVP is looking for new volunteers to become a
valuable part of the organization. There are many ways you can get
involved, including joining a committee, completing administrative tasks, community outreach, building
referral databases, and staffing the 24-hour crisis hotline.
The general orientation will provide you with all of the
tools you'll need to be an amazing volunteer with CAVP. This is also a great
way to see if the CAVP crisis hotline is right for you.
The next general orientations will take place in July & October.
Two weeknights, July 13 and 15 from 6-9pm. You
must attend both of these dates.
One full-day training, October 3 from 8:30am-5pm.
Crisis Hotline TrainingBecause the crisis hotline training is about 30 hours long, you will be making a considerable time-commitment to both the training and to the
hotline itself. Hotline shifts are a half week long, and you will carry a
pager for 24-hours a day. When people call the hotline, they will leave a
message and the pager will then go off. You must have access to returning that
phone call within 20 minutes of the call. If you have any questions about how
the hotline can fit into your schedule, please let us know.
The next crisis hotline training will take place in October.
You must attend all of the dates below.
Saturday, October 3, 8:30am-5pm
Thursday, October 8, 6-9pm
Saturday, October 10, 8:30am-5pm
Sunday, October 11, 8:30am-5pm
Thursday, October 15, 6-9pm
Thursday, October 22, 6-9pm
For additional information about the Colorado Anti-Violence
Program or to sign up for the volunteer training, please contact Kelly Costello
at e-mail or 303-839-5204. Feel
free to pass this on to anyone you think might be interested in
Self-Defense Instructors' Conference July 7-9, 2009 in Oberlin, OHCAVP to facilitate workshops on hate violence and creating trans inclusive programs
This is a 2-day conference for self-defense teachers, prior to the National Women's Martial Arts Federation
Training summer camp. This stimulating retreat is full of networking,
skill sharing, and professional development opportunities. Whether you
are just starting out or have been teaching self-defense for years,
plan to join us! Highly accomplished leaders have volunteered to
facilitate workshops and to mentor women who are working towards NWMAF
Self-Defense Instructor Certification. All are welcome!Click here for the complete schedule and presenter biographies.
"Powerful Responses to the Increased Attacks on LGBTQ Communities"
with Mamie Chow, and a panel including Brenda Jones, Crystal Middlestadt, Sonya Richardson, and Lauren Taylor
In recent years, we have witnessed a disturbing increase in violent
attacks on LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
queer/questioning) people, and particularly on younger LGBTQ people of
color. Too often the stories are ignored or misrepresented by media.
This panel will offer insight and data on what's happening nationally
and why younger LGBTQ people of color are becoming prime targets.
with Crystal Middlestadt
More and more women's self-defense
programs are recognizing the importance of creating transgender
inclusive programs. Transgender people experience alarmingly high
levels of violence, ranging from domestic violence to hate motivated,
transphobic violence. Participants will learn concrete tips for
creating trans inclusive workshops, materials, and environments.
"Reframing Self-Defense as a Human Rights Issue"
with Ellen Snortland
How do we as compassionate, ethical, and responsible self-defense
providers reframe the idea of self-defense so that learning to protect
yourself becomes "mainstream" and common sense? Don't we dream of the
day when our classes fill gracefully and easily and not in a climate of
fear? Indeed, how do we avoid using fear to motivate women and girls
into taking a self-defense class? Ellen Snortland will speak about her experiences in
the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and her stand that
all self-defense providers are actually human rights activists and
Chinook Fund, Director of Business and Finance, Collective Leadership Model
Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2009.
The Director of Business and Finance is responsible
for the management of office and business operations as well as
financial management for the global health of the organization. This
individual will be committed to developing and implementing a
collaborative model of leadership rooted in strong communication,
community-wide involvement, shared investment, and attention to
Chinook's mission and values. This position requires a strongly
motivated and high-functioning individual who can: multi-task, display
accountability to self and peers, and provide creativity and
resourcefulness to a new organizational direction.
Director of Rainbow Alley
Deadline for Submissions: June 23, 2009The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado is seeking a Director
of Rainbow Alley, responsible for all programs and operations of Rainbow
Alley. The Director supervises the Program Manager, short-term employees, and
interns. This position requires skills and knowledge in managing staff and
volunteers, grant management, evaluation, research, public policy, advocacy,
and training. This position also requires
extensive clinical experience with youth age 21 and younger dealing with issues
such as suicide, safe sex, homelessness, juvenile justice, drug/alcohol abuse,
and family conflict.
and Statewide Programs Coordinator, NYC Anti-Violence Program
The job will be posted soon. Call 212-714-1184 or go to the NYCAVP website for more info.
and Statewide Programs Coordinator's role is to maintain and grow the work of two
coalitions: The NY State LGTBQ Domestic Violence Network and the National
Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. The National and Statewide Programs
Coordinator provides technical assistance, training, and vision to both groups
and is a liaison between the groups and the NYC Anti-Violence Project staff. Periodic
travel (statewide and national) required.
FACETS!- OASOS Annual Queer Youth Cabaret- June 10th (Boulder)
7 p.m. at the Old Main Theater on CU Boulder's
This yearly event features performances
(such as youth made films, dance performances, poetry, comedy, and more) by
local LGBTIQ youth. Be ready to laugh,
cry, be entertained and inspired by these heart-felt creative performances.
Summer Latinas of Vision - Tues. June 9th (Denver)
Reproductive Justice Gets SexEd Forum - Wed. June 10th @ 5:30 pm (Denver)
second reproductive justice forum of the year focuses on sexuality education.
Youth and parents,
school administrators and school board members are all encouraged to attend for
a roundtable discussion.
United Families tour - Sun. June 13th at 1:00 pm (Northglenn)
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Parish Center, 11385
Grant St., Northglenn, COUnited Families
is a nationwide tour led by Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez to encourage
Congress to pass just & humane immigration reform in 2009! In over 20 cities, families that suffer
under our broken immigration policies have told their stories to thousands
of onlookers, the media, and elected officials. Please save the date
for this historic event as faith leaders, community members and Congressional
champions for immigration reform join to demonstrate the urgency of
fixing our broken immigration system.
to the Office of Congressman Polis @ 303-484-9596!
"Swift Justice" Film on ICE Raids at Swift & Co. June 13th at 3:00 pm (Colorado Springs)
At the Gay and Lesbian Fund (315
E Costilla St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903) Film will be followed by discussions with special guests Fernando Rodriquez, Greeley's Director
of United Food and Commercial Workers' Union, Local 7; Mateos Alvarez,
Community Organizer and Co-Producer; and Julie
Speer Hunniford, Co-Producer, Little Voice Productions. For more info contact Megumi Esperanza Nakamura at (719) 866.6510 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EMBRACE An evening for gay men, friendship, and community - June 19th (Denver)4th ANNUAL AILA Colorado IMMIGRANT LIBERTY
AWARDS- June 19th (Denver)
5:30 to 8:30 pm at 950 Logan St. For more info, please e-mail Deryk.
Denver's Gay Men's Movement, EMBRACE
is Committed to the experience of belonging for all gay men. We celebrate our
lives and gifts by creating spaces in which we learn, grow, build resilience,
and know we are loved. Over the last year, several gay men across Denver have
come together to develop a social network: EMBRACE. Please join us for an
evening to share our vision, and hear your feedback.
to 10pm At Turnhalle in the Tivoli Center on the Auraria
Hosted by University of Colorado at Denver, Office of
International Affairs International Student Scholar Services. Featuring Mistress of Ceremonies Christine Chang,
7NEWS. Complimentary Beer and Wine thanks to Beverage
Distributors. Great International Cuisine by Spice of Life
International Music & Dancing
The Immigrant Worker Project -
June 19th (Denver)
(A Centro Humanitario's Campaign)
At the Oriental
Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue. Doors Open @ 7pm
Proceeds benefit El Centro's Community-Based Film/Organizing
Project. Our amazing and talented friends at Paper Bird and Des Tours have
graciously agreed to play their unique and wonderful music for us all!
We will begin the evening by screening a short film about the lives of local
Immigrant Workers followed by a discussion panel. Also joining us, Jason
Bosch from ArgusFest
will provide video art, Cafe
Cultura will enlighten us with their poetry and DJ Sarah
Slater will spin records before the film and between sets. A Silent Auction** will be held as well as a raffle for prizes. Tickets: $10 prepaid (contact Mu Son or RaulRaul to buy tickets). $15-20 sliding scale at the door
GLBT ELDERS are invited to a free roundtable
discussion on June 22 (Denver)
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the GLBT Community Center located at 1050 Broadway
At the event, GLBT
elders will discuss how the GLBT rights movement has affected their lives over
the past 40 years. If you are able to do so, please bring a snack or dish to
share with other attendees. For information or to RSVP,
please contact Ken Helander via e-mail
At the Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street, Downtown Denver, Colorado
REGISTER NOW for the
reduced conference registration rate!
This first-of-its kind conference will bring together the
immigrant integration field, convening key leaders at the national, state and
local levels, including policymakers, practitioners, funders, researchers,
business representatives and others. This unique opportunity will explore best
practices, assess the current environment and develop priorities that will
chart the course for a growing national movement. For more information, contact Lisa Thakkar or (312) 344-2228.
NASCO Action Camp: Racial Justice for Sustainable Communities(Kerrville, TX)
August 13-16, 2009
2009 LGBTI Health Summit(Chicago, IL)
August 14 - 18, 2009 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers
2009 National LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex,)
Health Summit - in collaboration with the Bi Health Summit (August 14,
2009) will focus on "Health Through the Life Course"
and is dedicated to preserving and improving the emotional, physical,
spiritual, intellectual, psychological, environmental, and social
health and wellness of LGBTI people; a diverse range of communities who
each experience significant health disparities because of our sexual
orientations and/or gender identities.
THE DATE! A Benefit for
AMISTAD & Compaņeras Program- August 22nd (Boulder)
7:00 pm-12:00 am Millennium Harvest House Boulder, 1345 Twenty-Eighth Street
WITH US THE DIVERSITY OF OUR COMMUNITY", Grand
GALA & Salsa Dance
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW! $50 Individual Tickets, $80 Couple Tickets includes: Dinner, Closing Ceremony
and Salsa Dance with Conjunto Colores, Colorado's Hottest Salsa & Latin
Jazz Band! *Tickets will be mail to your address! *If you can not attend our event, please consider donating to
our programs. For more information please call: 303.443.9899 or by e-mail.
SAVE THE DATE- Latina Health Summit - Sat. October 10th(Denver)
your calendar for the fourth annual Latina Health Summit on October 10th,
location TBA. This one-day gathering of young Latinas and their families
includes workshops on reproductive justice, political involvement, education,
self-care, artistic expression and more!
SAVE THE DATE- Domestic Violence Conference - October 14th - Pueblo
Place, the O.V.W. funded Supervised Visitation Center
which was created by a collaboration between the 10th Judicial
District, Pueblo County, 10th Judicial
District Attorney's Officeand the YWCA is
holding a conference on Domestic Violence on October
14, 2009 commencing at 8:30 a.m. There will be several tracks available to
participants. This conference is open to Judges, Attorneys, Law
Enforcement Officers, Probation Officers, Case Workers, D.V. Treatment
Providers, Substance Abuse Treatment providers, Supervised Visitation Centers,
Advocates, School Administrators, Teachers and any other professional or group
that works with victims and perpetrators of Domestic Violence.
Participate in Woman-to-Woman Intimate Partner Abuse Study
I am looking for women who have been romantically and/or sexually
involved with other women, have felt that at least one of these relationships
was abusive (physically, sexually, verbally, emotionally, financially, etc),
and would like to be part of an interview concerning this experience. I am interested in hearing your experiences
whether you believe you were the victim or the abuser. All participants'
identities will be kept confidential and the findings will not be reported in
any way that others would be able to identify you. If you would like to learn more about
participating in this study, please contact me at: Courtney.email@example.com
A GAY DADS STUDY is currently being conducted, and researchers are
seeking gay fathers nationwide to take part. Graduate student Samantha Tornello
is working on the research project with her faculty advisor Dr. Charlotte
Patterson. The study consists of an online survey that
takes approximately 25- 35 minutes of each participant's time. To qualify for
the study, the participant must identify as male, a father, and gay, and have
at least one child of any age. The gay father's child can be biological,
adopted, foster, or a stepchild. A man does not need to be the child's legal
parent to participate. To participate, send an email to: GayDadsStudy@Gmail.com
2009 report on State-sponsored homophobia
80 countries around the world consider homosexuality illegal, five of
them punish homosexual acts with death. The International Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
is a world-wide network of national and local groups dedicated to
achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and
intersex (LGBTI) people everywhere.California Supreme Court rules school can expel students for being gay
Hate Crime Surivivor in San Diego Speaks Out A lesbian musician was beaten
in a homophobic attack in San Diego.
Homophobia and gender norms a real drag
Homophobia Is Killing Our Youth
Markey to House: Shepard, Zapata 'two victims of hate crimes in my district'
NYC immigrant beaten in suspected homophobic attack dies
Pa. jury: Immigrant's beating death no hate crime
Poverty in the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community
report undertakes the first analysis of the poor and low-income
lesbian, gay, and bisexual population. We find clear evidence that
poverty is at least as common in the LGB population as among
heterosexual people and their families.
President Obama proclaims June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month
Report: US Hate Groups Up 34% Since 2000
TSA Moves to Secure Flights- Concern for LGBT and Gender Non-Conforming People
This article is an update on new TSA security measures that may lead to potential abuse, racial and gender profiling.
the long-delayed computerized screening program, has begun requiring passengers
to submit their full name when making airline reservations. Passengers will
have to enter their names as they appear on the government-issued
identification with which they will travel.
Second anti-trans murder in U.S. history charged as hate crime
SRLP announces non-support of the Gender Employment Non-Discrimination Act!
We write to you today because we are deeply concerned with the version
of the Gender Employment Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) that was
recently introduced in the New York State Assembly. We are members of
transgender and gender non-conforming communities of color, allies to
these communities, and representatives of organizations that work to
advocate for and increase the political voice of these communities. ....
'They Kill People Like Us,' says gay Iraqi
Young Boy To Publicly Live Life As Girl
More here- CNN Video
Join a Workplace Giving Campaign
fall, many Colorado workplaces offer employee giving campaigns.
Employees are able to donate a dollar amount per paycheck to the
charity of their choice. Payroll contribution is a simple and
efficient way to support the issues you care about most.
CAVP is a member of Community Shares of Colorado.
Community Shares supports us and over 100 other Colorado nonprofits
through paycheck contribution campaigns. Community Shares believes in
choice in giving and that everyone can make a difference. Last year,
Colorado donors pledged over $1.57 million dollars through Community
Shares paycheck contribution campaigns.
Please look for CAVP in
the giving campaign at your workplace. We are an option in the
Colorado Combined Campaign (CCC), Denver Employees Combined Campaign
(DECC) and take part in local Combined Federal Campaigns (CFC). Also,
if your company runs a United Way campaign, you are able to write
in CAVP as a "donor choice" option on the pledge card. While we are
not a United Way partner agency, they will direct the donation to us.
However, the best way to support CAVP through workplace giving is to
include Community Shares of Colorado in your workplace giving campaign.
we work together, incremental giving creates a monumental difference.
Please contact the Community Shares of Colorado office for more
information about how to bring a paycheck deduction campaign to your
company. Contact: Alyssa Kopf, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-861-7507
Thanks for your continued
gifts of time, money and support for the Colorado Anti-Violence Program.
Your support for our mission keeps our vision soaring and our
volunteers energized to accomplish it. Please indicate
that your gift is for CAVP.
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