Children at Risk During Coronavirus Crisis

This page will be continually updated with more details. For our response to COVID-19, see here

Sexual Abuse Thrives in Isolation

As our community grapples with the coronavirus crisis, Kristi House is continuing to provide services to current and new children and families through tele-health platforms. Nevertheless, without our fundraising luncheon and in-person meetings with generous donors, we face an unprecedented loss of fundraising support from individuals and corporations in our community that have been the lifeblood of our services model for 25 years. Your support is needed now, more than ever before.

Ways to Support Kristi House:

1) Direct Donations
2) Breaking the Silence Luncheon
3) Social Media Video Supporters Campaign
4) Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
5) “Pet Therapy” Photo Contest
6) Virtual Event

1) Direct Donations

$25: Gift for 25 Years of Service — Use Where Needed Most
$100: Emergency Grocery Card for a Family, delivered to their home by Kristi House Driver 
$250: Gift for 25 Years of Service — Use Where Needed Most
$500: Intake of New Child and Family to Begin Services
$1,000: Family Advocacy Services for a Child and Family
$1,500: Therapy Services for Child and Family, one month
$2,500: Gift for 25 Years of Service — Use Where Needed Most
$5,000: Rent and utilities for our 6 locations, one month
$25,000: Gift for 25 Years of Service — Use Where Needed Most

Remember! Shop Amazon Smile 🙂

Don’t forget when you’re ordering essentials, cleaning products, and office supplies from Amazon, select Kristi House as your charity. A percentage of your purchases will be donated back to us!

2) Early Commitment to Breaking the Silence Luncheon

Our Breaking the Silence Luncheon has been postponed untill Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.

As one of our two major fundraising events supporting services at Kristi House, postponing the luncheon before our fiscal year ends on June 30th leaves us with a hole to fill in our budget. If you are able to make a commitment to the Luncheon now, or to make a donation to help bridge our funding gap, we would be most appreciative.

3) Social Media Video Supporters Campaign

We will be sharing messages from some important members of our community (founding members, board members, advocates, staff, etc.) showing why they support Kristi House.

Share these messages with a call to action of donating.

If you are moved to record or write your own message of support, we would be honored to share!

COVID-19 Update from Kristi House CEO: Share this video on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Donate to Kristi House CEO, Amanda G. Altman’s Facebook Fundraiser for Kristi House (link).

4) Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Two Platform Options:

1) Facebook Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

Gina’s Birthday Fundraiser (link)
CEO Amanda G. Altman’s Fundraiser (link)

2) MobileCause Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

No Facebook? No Problem! Use our regular, secure online giving platform to peer-to-peer fundraise. Easily set-up your own giving page, and share the link with your friends. No social media or coding required.

Sample Messaging:

As a supporter of Kristi House for the last many years, I know how vital their services are to children recovering from abuse. Kristi House needs our help now more than ever to keep their doors open and ensure continuation of services to our most vulnerable children. A pandemic might stop the regular routines of work, school, and life, but a child experiencing trauma is still in crisis. And, we know from 25 years of experience, that during times of added stress, at-risk children are even more susceptible to abuse and exploitation. 

If you are in a position to give, please consider joining me in my support. My goal is to raise $1,000 this week to ensure abused children have the support they need even during this pandemic. This is a scary time for all, but especially for those Kristi House serves. Thank you for helping me reach my goal and giving hope to children and families less fortunate. Every amount makes a difference, thank you!

5) “Pet Therapy” Photo Contest

Our Facility Dog Pedro is training every day to be ready for all the kids he’ll be helping at Kristi House. Him and his purr-fect sister, Rosie, are also providing much-needed emotional support to their humans during this time. Since so many of us are working from home and out of our usual routines, we know that you are also turning to your fur babies for a break, a laugh, or some cuddles. We want to see your furry friends/co-workers in action!

Send us a photo of your best Pet Therapy, including shots of your pet(s) “working” from home, being supportive, or just being plain silly. Submit your photo to events@kristihouse.org, and contribute a $25 entrance fee online here. Specify “Pet Therapy Contest” in the comments. (Only one photo per pet. Deadline to submit photos will be Sunday, April 12th.)

No pet or photo? No problem! Simply pay the $25 entrance fee online here. Specify “Pet Therapy Contest” in the comments, and you will also be eligible to win one of our awesome prizes.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 21st. Prizes will be distributed in the following ways: 

  1. Prize #1: all photos submitted will be added to a Facebook album for public voting on Monday, April 13th – the photo with the most likes & comments by Monday, April 20th wins.
  2. Prize #2: Kristi House Staff & Board want to get in on the fun, so they will be voting for their favorite.
  3. Prize #3 & Prize #4: all those entered into the contest will have their name thrown into a drawing for a chance to win!

6) Virtual Fundraising Event

Join us for an informative, interactive, virtual fundraising event featuring Kristi House’s experts discussing the topics most important to you. More details and ticketing information to come. 

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