You have a lot of choices for where you invest your donation dollars, why SPAN?
At SPAN, we want you to know that your donation has real impact. So we thought we would share some of our most important reasons for donating to SPAN.
#10 – Domestic violence is a serious problem in our community, one that led to the deaths of two women and a four-year-old child right here in Boulder County in 2017.
#9 – If you want to do something about homelessness in our community, a good place to start is supporting victims of domestic violence! The Denver Metro Homelessness Initiative reports that women and children are among the fastest growing populations of homeless people and that domestic violence is the leading cause of them becoming homeless.
#6 – SPAN has been around for nearly 40 years. We have strong leadership and sound fiscal management. Your donation dollars will be put to good use, with 87 cents of every dollar going to support direct services for clients!
#4 – SPAN is working on primary prevention. Peers Building Justice (PBJ)
is a youth group that explores how dating and sexual violence are sustained by power and control in our communities. This exciting program is building the change-makers of tomorrow!
#3 – SPAN’s services are a great investment in the community. Studies show that domestic violence costs the community more than $8 billion a year in the U.S..
The State of Colorado estimates that each victim of domestic violence who does not get help, costs an average of $9,000 a year in trips to the emergency room, police interaction, lost wages, etc. By comparison, a family of three can stay at SPAN’s Shelter and receive a year of counseling, case management and transitional services for a mere $3,000 a year.
#2 – We are the best. OK, maybe not literally The Best. There are lots of good non-profits out there doing great work. But SPAN is doing high-quality, research driven, evidence-based work. We have a Silver Rating from Guidestar.
We are an Accredited Charity with the Better Business Bureau.
These ratings are a testament to SPAN’s impact in the community, good management and high standards of transparency.
And, the #1 reason to donate to SPAN – Now more than ever SPAN’s work for justice, for peace, for the dignity and safety and liberty of all people is as urgent as ever. Our determination and commitment is too. Join us in this work.