WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S SUPPORT
RESOURCES (WCSR), a 501(c)3
tax-exempt foundation, provides books, posters, tapes and related
materials on domestic violence and child abuse to women's shelters
and other groups.
Victim assistance programs,
such as women and children's shelters, need technical and educational
resources to achieve their goals of helping battered women and
children in crisis situations. Excellent materials to assist
these programs are available from publishers and presses throughout
the country. However, the shelters and groups that need these
resources usually do not have sufficient funding to acquire them.
OUR SOLUTION: WCSR's Gift Certificate
"I am very pleased
to recommend the gift certificate program of the Women's and
Children's Support Resources project to other state domestic
violence and sexual assault coalitions."
Our gift certificate program
is a clearinghouse function. It solves the problem by putting
purchasing power directly into the hands of victim assistance
programs and shelters, and letting them select from a wide range
of available resources. WCSR performs this clearinghouse function
by receiving funding from donors, and then producing and distributing
gift certificates on their behalf to the shelters of their choice.
Once the recipient indicates its choice of materials, WCSR then
fills and ships the order to them. We contract with Volcano Press,
Inc. to perform these services.
North Dakota Council
on Abused Women's Services
Coalition Against Sexual Assault in North Dakota
WHO IS THE DONOR?
The donor can be government
agencies, domestic violence coalitions, service groups, foundations,
corporations, bequests, and individuals. The donation is tax-exempt.
Click here to view testimonials
from a few of our donors.
AS THE DONOR:
You provide the funding
for the program, and select the recipient(s) and the dollar amount
of each gift certificate. You provide WCSR with the names and
addresses of your choice(s). We will then send the gift certificates
in your name to your designated recipient, including catalogs
and website ordering information. Once we receive their order,
it will be promptly filled. 100% of your donation goes directly
to the shelter or organization of your choice. Click here for a more detailed description
of WCSR's Gift Certificate Program.