Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter provides practical, meaningful ways for men to contribute to ending violence against women. Everyone is welcome to join this fundraising committee – a vibrant group of voluntary fundraisers that has been working in the community to sustain Vancouver Rape Relief for over 40 years!
This fundraising committee is a significant achievement of men and women working progressively together. Men not only talk the talk about ending violence against women, they literally walk the walk; co-organizing monthly on-the-street canvassing and an annual fundraising walk-a-thon that draws hundreds of supporters committed to raising money for our shelter. This money allows our centre to continue operating 24 hours every day and to remain a positive force for women’s equality.
The fundraising committee is led by feminist expertise on violence against women, and the chair of the committee is a member of the Vancouver Rape Relief Collective. The membership, the majority of whom are men, contributes time, intelligence and good will to develop fundraising activities that will work to raise money as well as public understanding of violence against women.
As women on average earn about 70% of men’s income(stats Can), the committee works especially hard to encourage men to become ongoing donors, or voluntary fundraisers – with great success to date.
Request to schedule an information / interview session with us and some current members of the committee. Get to know more about what we do and let us answer your questions about how you can make a significant impact through your voluntary work.
How to get involved:
Send an email to admin [at] vrrws.ca with your full name, phone number, how you heard about us, and we’ll be in touch.