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LACASA Nominated for Press & Argus Grant

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LACASA is nominated to receive a $5,000 Make a Difference Day grant from the Livingston Daily Press & Argus. Please cast your vote for our nonprofit by Tuesday, August 24, on the Press & Argus website

This grant opportunity would allow us to fund the creation and printing of an “End the Silence” awareness poster campaign. We plan to mobilize 100 volunteers to distribute these campaign posters to more than 1000 businesses and agencies throughout Livingston County.

The Livingston Daily Press & Argus “Make a Difference Day” is set for October 27, 2012. Our goal is to kick off the awareness campaign at the beginning of October–in conjunction with the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month–and to conclude the initiative on October 27.

We will invite area businesses and organizations to pledge their support for the county-wide End the Silence campaign throughout October. Supporters will receive pledge recognition on our website and in a newspaper public awareness ad to run at the end of the month. 

Our campaign will include two posters to help build awareness about LACASA’s critical services and programs that are offered at no charge.These posters would feature tear-off contact cards with a list of our services and our 24/7 Crisis Line number.

The first poster would provide information about programs, services and support groups available for survivors of interpersonal abuse.

The second would be designed to reach teens and young adults–a population segment that is most likely to be sexually assaulted, but least likely to seek treatment or reach out for support and counseling. 

It is our hope that this county-wide initiative would encourage area businesses to post awareness posters in customer restrooms. We know that victims are more likely to take informational cards in a private environment.

Please cast your vote for LACASA’s End the Silence campaign. Your support will make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and adults from Livingston County!

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