Zita Agazzi graduated in 2012 from our Human Services program and is now pursuing a Master’s of Arts in Education with NDNU. She is promoting a fundraising event for The Grateful Garment project, a 501(c)3 non profit that several recent Human Services alumni are involved with. Lisa Blanchard, ’11 created The Grateful Garment project as her capstone project; Zita worked for it, doing herculean supply inventory and is now on the Board; and William Cotter, ’13 recently finished a project that addressed technological needs and made major updates to marketing materials.
If this organization is new to you, here is its description: “The Grateful Garment Project is a non-profit organization whose entire mission is to assist in the process of returning dignity to victims of sexual violence. We accomplish this by providing resources to Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) facilities, Community Based Organizations (CBO), social service and law enforcement agencies, to benefit people who have been victims of sexual assault. Our scope is wide but our purpose is narrow: To reduce any further negative impact on victims of sexual assault.”
This summer, the peninsula-area India Community Center is hosting a Sevathon race festival to raise funds for various Bay Area non-profits, and The Grateful Garment Project has been selected to receive a portion of the proceeds. Zita tell us:
This time you can support The Grateful Garment Project, too! You can do so in three ways:
1) Run, walk, or push a stroller or a wheelchair:
The Event: 5K, 10K or Half-Marathon
Sunday July 14th
Baylands Park – Sunnyvale
Registration is $25 for 5K or 10K, and $40 for Half-Marathon (all registration levels include free T-shirt, hot breakfast, and more!)
Click here (find the Register button on the right – all the money from registrations goes to the participating non-profits!):
2) Can’t make it or you feel extra generous? Consider donating!
If you can’t make it to the event, consider donating directly to The Grateful Garment Project (you select your amount – and all the money goes straight to TGGP):
3) Your pockets are dry? You can still help!
Help us spread the word! Forward this to all your contacts, post the link on your blog, or share the page on all your social media!
Cheers and Happy Summer!
PS: “seva” means selfless sacrifice. All of the money raised for the Sevathon goes to the non-profits, the India Community Center does not make money out of this event
Image courtesy of gratefulgarment.org