Sunday, December 6, 2009

Speaking Out About Rape, Inc.® (SOAR®) Is Competing in the Chase Community Giving Event

Kellie Greene Founder/Director of Speaking Out About Rape Speaking Out About Rape, Inc.®, also known as, (SOAR®) contacted me last week. She contacted me in regards to the Chase Community Giving Event that SOAR is competing in. I must say that I am so glad that she contacted me and I am thrilled to help.

SOAR is a non-profit organization which runs national awareness, education and prevention programs to empower survivors of sexual violence and enhance the public's understanding and acceptance of rape victims.

As I said they are currently competing in the Chase Community Giving Event. This is an online contest in which Chase Bank will donate $5 million to charitable organizations. Facebook members “become a fan” of Chase Community Giving and then vote for their favorite non-profits to receive a donation. The bank is donating $25,000 to 100 organizations in the first round of giving, and then $100,000 to five organizations plus $1 million to two organizations in the second round. Voting in the first round ends on December 11, 2009.

While communicating with Kellie she let me know that not only does SOAR want to win the money but they also want to get a sexual violence organization in the top 100. I would love to see a sexual violence organization in the top 100 as well.

In regards to the sexual violence organizations, SOAR is not the only one. Pandora’s Aquarium and RAINN are also in the running. So when you vote if you find that you would rather vote for RAINN then there is still a chance for a sexual violence organization to get in the top 100.

This is a very important event for many of the sexual violence organizations out there. Although there are many non-profits competing in this contest, and many worthy of winning, it would be a great change and very helpful I believe to have a sexual violence group win one of these events.

To vote all you have to do is:

1. VISIT http://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving

2. VOTE for Speaking Out About Rape

3. TELL your friends on Facebook about it

For more information about SOAR you can go to http://www.soar99.org. Please vote and while your on Facebook find me here.


Victoria Placeo








2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this Victoria. I really appreciate your support for Speaking Out About Rape and your commitment to portraying a realistic view of sexual violence.

    This contest means a great deal to SOAR since we rely solely on the support of the community to help us provide programs to empower survivors of sexual violence through the healing process. Winning this contest and the $25k will allow SOAR to provide our programs to upwards of at least 500 survivors next year....that's huge for us!

    And it's equally important to us that at least one anti-sexual violence organization makes it into the top 100! That's why we've partnered with 4 other agencies to cross promote each other.

    Each person is allowed 20 votes in the Chase Community Giving contest, which allows individuals to support more than one cause or charity. To vote, go to http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving and place your vote for these worthy organizations:

    1) Speaking Out About Rape
    2) RAINN
    3) Pandora's Aquarium
    4) Men Can Stop Rape
    5) EVAW (End Violence Against Women)

    Thanks again Victoria and keep up the great work! You're making a world of difference for survivors!

    Blue Skies,
    Kellie

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  2. Kellie

    You are more then welcome, I am so glad you contacted me to assist. Thank you as well for the kind comment.

    I hope SOAR wins or at least one of the organizations make it to the top 100!

    Victoria Placeo

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