In 2014, Indiana was rated #2 in the nation for the highest rates of adolescent sexual violence in the country by the CDC. Indiana females, in grades 9th -12th, have 17.3% reporting rate of forced sexual assault. The reported nationwide statistic is 10.5%.
Fair Haven is Lake County, Indiana's Rape Crisis Center. We have a vision to create a caring, safe, and nurturing community with a zero tolerance for violence. We invite you to join with us in our efforts to eradicate sexual violence from our community.
Our virtual run is all about mind, body, and spirit health! We recognize that not everyone is super physically active. Please include the following activities in your log of fitness!
- Journaling: 1 mile
- Meditation: 1 mile
- Prayer/Worship: 1 mile
- Bubble bath / hot shower: 0.5 miles
- Watching your favorite movie: 0.5 miles
- Playing a game: 1 mile
- Sleeping in: 0.5 miles
- Any other form of self-care: 1 mile
$25 - DIRECT SERVICE SPONSOR: $25 will sponsor one individual session with a survivor! During these sessions, our advocates pick individualized plans to work through trauma with our survivors. This can be done using art, music, grounding exercises, worksheets, and curriculum from books about trauma.
$50 - RESPONSE BAG SPONSOR: $50 will sponsor one rape response bag that our victim advocates take with them to the hospital for our survivors. Did you know that oftentimes, survivors clothing is taken during their medical forensic exam (also known as a Rape Kit) for evidence? These bags include brand new sweat pants, t-shirts, underwear, socks, a bra (boxers & no bra for our male bags), toiletries, and a comfy blanket, ensuring that our survivors get to leave the hospital with dignity and comfort.
$100 - EDUCATIONAL SPONSOR: During the school year, our Education and Outreach Department are in schools educating students kindergarten through high school about healthy and respectful social relationships, setting personal boundaries, identifying trusted and safe adults, and emphasizing that all children have the right to be safe! $100 will sponsor workbooks from the Think First Stay Safe Curriculum to give to the students.
$500 - AGENCY SPONSOR: Due to generous donations from people like you, Fair Haven is able to offer all services free-of-charge to our community!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Charity Footprints?
Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.
Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.
What is the campaign registration fee?
This campaign is free to participate in.
However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.
How can I create my fundraising page?
Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.
While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.
I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?
All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.
Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?
The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.
That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.
Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.
Who can I contact if I need help?
You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.
How do I change or switch my team?
If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.
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We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.