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A Way to Give Back- Without Spending Extra

A Way to Give Back- Without Spending Extra
A lot of people prefer to do their shopping online these days. Less time finding a parking spot, standing in line, and walking until your feet ache and blister.

In these difficult economic times, people want to donate to charities but can’t afford to. Especially when you’ve got lots of gifts to buy for family and friends!

There is a way to donate to nonprofits without any extra cost to you! GoodShop.com is an online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, eBay, Macy's, JCPenney’s, and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting Advocates for Victims of Abuse, or your favorite cause.

Not only can you help survivors of sexual violence and relationship abuse in Humboldt County by purchasing items through GoodShop.com, you can help by simply using the search engine at GoodSearch.com.

GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue (about a penny per search) to the charities it’s users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up! While shopping, GoodShop will let you know much of your money is going to charity (remember those tax-refunds) and any coupons or deals on the site you are shopping on.

To make using GoodSearch even easier, there is a toolbar you can download (virus and spam free!) that will open GoodSearch - Advocates for Victims of Abuse toolbar. Our cause will earn money every time you shop and search online - even if you forget to go to GoodShop or GoodSearch first! Add the Advocates for Victims of Abuse (or the charity of your choice) toolbar at www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/mode.

Who are the Advocates for Victims of Abuse? AVA is a community-based program for the prevention, education, and advocacy against relationship abuse, sexual violence, bullying, and child abuse and neglect. We are an all-volunteer organization, people who donate can be assured their donation is going to direct services, We collaborate with community agencies and organizations to raise awareness and education about relationship abuse and sexual violence, prevention, and what to do in case of a sexual assault.

We also provide referrals and resources to local and statewide agencies and programs that can assist the survivors of relationship abuse and sexual violence and their loved ones affected by the trauma. We provide on-call advocacy for relationship abuse and sexual assault support services, with trained advocates in crisis intervention and sexual assault support services.

The mission of AVA is to empower those victimized by abuse and/or violence through advocacy and crisis intervention and to raise awareness in the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of relationship abuse, child abuse and neglect, bullying and sexual violence. Our slogan is, “Don’t be a victim, become a survivor!” We want all those who are victimized to know there is help for them, that they can heal from victimization and become survivors.

For more information about AVA:
Contact Information:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1338
Phone: 775-623-2328, 775-623-2312
E-Mail: humboldtava@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.humboldtava.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/advocatesforvictimsofabuse

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