Wellington Rape Crisis 2018 Annual Appeal Week is happening from the 26th of February to the 4th of March – and we’ll be out collecting on the streets of Wellington on the 2nd of March!
The Annual Appeal is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we need your support to make it a success!
Want to get involved? Here’s how you can help…
Volunteer to collect
Volunteer collectors are essential to the success of our appeal, so we need lots of people out on the streets of Wellington!
When: Friday, 2nd of March, 7:30am – 6:00pm
Where: Cuba Street, Willis Street, Lambton Quay, Thorndon New World, Newtown New World
Or When: Saturday, 3rd of March, 7:30am – 6:00pm
Where: Wellington Airport, Wakefield St New World, Thorndon New World
You can collect for a minimum of 30 minutes to as long as you’d like at any of the above sites.
Please fill out this form to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/y9xgemll
Change from your Chair
Too busy to leave your workplace? We’ll give you a collection bucket and a poster so your colleagues can donate without even having to leave their chairs! You can even go one step further and run a bake sale or raffle to get your workmates involved.
Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/y9xgemll
Run a Fundraiser
We’re looking for awesome local businesses, clubs, organisations and people to run fundraisers during Appeal Week!
Here are some ideas and past events: film screenings, a mufti day at school or work, bake sale, pancake breakfast, second hand clothes sale, gig or theatre show, auction something cool on Trade Me, a special themed fundraiser dish or drink at your restaurant or cafe, a pledge to WRC from your business
Have an idea? Get in touch with Anita by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below: https://tinyurl.com/y9xgemll
Keep an eye on this event page for more updates!
If you have any queries, please feel free to email Anita at email@example.com
Not out and about on appeal day? No worries! You can donate online via our website: http://wellingtonrapecrisis.org.nz/donate-now/ Wellington Rape Crisis (WRC) is a non-profit organisation.
We provide free and confidential support, counselling and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence and their friends and whānau, along with advocacy for sexual violence prevention in the Wellington community. We rely heavily on donations from our local community to continue providing our essential services.
We would like to announce our record breaking Annual Appeal total of… $61,060.49!
We are blown away by the generosity of our community, and we could not have done it without your help! Thank you to everyone who donated, helped with or hosted a fundraiser, volunteered to collect, ran a stall, took a Change from your Chair bucket or helped get the word out!
Special thanks to the following people & businesses for their support:
Tree Anna MacKay (our wonderful graphic designer)
Mitre10 Crofton Downs
Jesse Mulligan @ The Project
All Good Bananas
Teza Iced Tea
Best Ugly Bagels
The Annexe Cafe
Ti Kouka Cafe
Students from Samual Marsden
Green Party of Aotearoa
Recycle Boutique Wellington
Stuck on Mew
The Newtown Weekly Vintage Market
All the lovely cafes around Wellington that hosted our tins on their counters
And to the awesome businesses/organisations that organised fundraisers for Appeal Week, including:
Six Barrel Soda Co
Rogue and Vagabond
Coffee Supreme and Vic Books
Sweet Release Cake and Treats
VUW Feminist Organisation
VUW Feminist Law Society
And most importantly, our amazing Annual Appeal Coordinator, Emma Moon!
Kia ora Whānau,
We believe in creating safe spaces for friends, family and survivors. We don’t want this to change over the Christmas period. Please support us to support those who need it most.
This time is often stressful for many, and the prevalence of alcohol can often lead to unsafe situations. We want everyone to remain safe throughout this time – and this campaign serves to remind friends and family of ways they can support survivors by creating safer spaces for them.
You can donate on our campaign page here or check out our donate now page for other ways to give. Your support means the world to us and survivors, their families and others who support them in times of crisis. Thank you.
P.s. you can also help by printing out our posters and putting them up at your workplace, community centre, local cafe to help us spread the word of hope and change for survivors.
#CreateHope #CreateChange #CreateHealing #GiveSafety
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We are holding a fundraising gig on Thursday, the 19th May at Meow.
Come and have a boogie, a beverage and support a great cause! Proceeds go toward keeping our services running, so we can continue to support survivors & their whānau.
With fabulous bands:
Finn Johannson & band: https://www.facebook.com/FinnJohanssonMusic/?fref=ts
The Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers
Julie Lamb Band
and MC’d by Hilaire Carmody!
$10 on the door
With support from:
Ink Digital http://inkdigital.co.nz/
Phantom Billstickers – http://0800phantom.co.nz/
Meow – http://www.welovemeow.co.nz/
& awesome poster by Pinky Fang http://pinkyfang.co.nz/
If you are unable to attend, feel free to chuck us a donation via Give A Little: https://givealittle.co.nz/org/wellingtonrapecrisis
Click here for Facebook event
T Wellington Rape Crisis and Wellington High School Feminists are hosting a Pride event as part of Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara Wellington Pride week .
Come up to the WRC drop in (203-209 Willis Street) and hear a little bit about what we do, meet the high school feminist leaders and learn about this movement in Welly. We are also going to be working on pieces for a street art based campaign to raise awareness of drink spiking and the use of alcohol in facilitating sexual violence which is still something we see pretty regularly in Wellington. No crafty skills necessary, suitable for all ages.
Bookings not necessary, just turn up and we’ll let you in.
Check our the facebook event here or the Pride website here
Hope to see you there!
Wellington Rape Crisis would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Our final day for the year is Tuesday 22nd December and we’ll be reopening on Wednesday 6th of January 2016.
For support over the Christmas break call our wonderful sister agency the Wellington Sexual Abuse Help Foundation on their 24/7 phone line- 04 499 7532
We want to take this opportunity to say thank you to our community and members for your ongoing support and generosity throughout the year. We also want to acknowledge the wonderful people we work with as clients, whose perseverance and courage makes our work inspiring and WRC an awesome place to work.