Have you ever wondered how the Arkansas Valley Resource Center (AVRC) is funded?
It may surprise you to know, but AVRC doesn’t receive any guaranteed federal, state, or local funds. While other service agencies are given allocated funds from the government each year for maintaining operations, as a non-profit agency, AVRC must regularly apply for grants to be able to continue to provide services to victims of violent crimes, including domestic violence. Another important source of funding for AVRC comes from community donations.
But how are these donations utilized to assist Domestic Violence victims?
Monetary and material donations can be utilized in many ways. Donors can designate how they want their monetary donation to be put to use, including to help build AVRC’s on-site shelter facility Blair House. Non-monetary donations, such as food, personal care items, and clothing, serve a two-fold benefit. They can be documented as in-kind donations, which helps AVRC seek further grant funds, as well as be provided directly to victims to support them and their families.
How do I donate?
Monetary donations can be sent in by mail, in person at the AVRC office, or through AVRC’s direct Paypal donation account, via the following link:
Non-monetary donations can be brought in directly to the AVRC office, where AVRC Staff can provide donors with a proof of donation slip for the donor’s use for tax credit. If you would like to know what AVRC is in need of the most, you can take a look at the The AVRC Wish List.
If you would like to make a donation to AVRC to assist victims of Domestic Violence and other violent crimes, or have any questions, AVRC Staff is available 24/7.
415 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050
24 Hour Hotline: (719) 384-7764
TTY: (719) 384-1938
After Hours Colorado Relay dial 711 or 1-800-659-2656