Featured Charity: Rainn.org
Giving Through Jewelry believes in giving back and that’s why 10% of all sales are donated to a charity of the buyer’s choice. There are so many charities to choose from so we like to highlight one organization every month. This month we’re featuring the nonprofit organization is R.AINN.org. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
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RAINN is a national leader
As the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, RAINN’s work is recognized by the media, members of Congress and independent watchdog groups as a responsible leader among nonprofit organizations. Here are some of our accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2016:
- RAINN’s victim services programs helped 195,162 survivors of sexual violence this year, up from 177,203 last year.
- Partnered with TV shows on storylines about sexual violence, including ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, Netflix’s The Keepers, and Freeform’s The Bold Type.
- Received donated ads from dozens of networks and websites to promote the National Sexual Assault Hotline.
- Provided information and interviews to ABC News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, TIME, MTV News, CBS, CNN, NBC News, NPR, USA Today, and hundreds more outlets.
- Provided hands-on expert advice to state and local jurisdictions working to address and prevent rape kit backlogs, as members of the DOJ-appointed Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance team.
- Spearheaded and led a coalition of more than 100 national, state, and local groups to advance the Justice for All Reauthorization Act, which has increased the use of DNA and helped solve thousands of open rape cases, enhanced victims’ rights, and expanded access to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.
- Worked closely with Congressional leaders on the Campus Accountability and Safety Act to improve colleges’ prevention and response programs.
- Worked with Congress to ensure continued, robust funding for victim services, including counseling and legal representation for survivors.
- Educated lawmakers and advocates on issues including the National Sexual Assault Hotline; victims’ rights; victim notification policies; and addressing rape kit backlogs.
- Advised administration on matters pertaining to sexual violence, including campus sexual assault prevention and response.
- Worked with organizations in three sectors (higher education; secondary education; and travel and entertainment) to review and strengthen their sexual assault prevention and response programs.
- Created best practice standards for institutes of higher education to help them improve their prevention, adjudication, and response programs.
- Operated sexual assault and therapy fund hotlines for 11 federal agencies, universities, boarding schools, and youth-serving organizations.
- Conducted sexual assault prevention and response training for educational institutions and companies in several sectors.
You can make a difference
There are as many ways to get involved as there are willing volunteers. Whether you have five minutes, five days, or five months, there’s a path for you to make a difference in the lives of survivors of sexual violence. No matter how you choose to get involved, know that every bit counts.
Support survivors by volunteering for the National Sexual Assault Hotline. RAINN will train you to provide live, anonymous crisis support to survivors across the country.
Incredible volunteers are raising money to support survivors of sexual violence—every day, all across the country. Donate your birthday, run a 5k, or start your own campaign. Get started today.
College and high school students can help RAINN educate other students about sexual assault prevention and recovery.
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