THE TIME IS NOW * Support the Network

JOIN OUR EFFORT TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

During 2010, Chicago Police say at least 39 people lost their lives to Domestic Violence in just the city of Chicago. The children, parents, families, friends, neighbors, colleagues and employers of those victims are forever changed.

For over three decades, The Network has been working tirelessly towards our agency’s vision of ending our society’s tolerance of domestic violence. YOUR support of The Network will make a public statement that you are tired of the lives lost, the pain caused, and families destroyed, and will tolerate domestic violence not one minute longer.

YOU CAN HELP STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!

HERE’S HOW:

ATTEND AN EVENT HOSTED BY THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN BATTERED WOMEN’S NETWORK:
We hold fundraising and educational events throughout the year. Your participation is always welcome.
Please check our events page to see information regarding upcoming events and join us at our next event.

MAKE A DONATION:
As a 501.c.3 organization, financial gifts to The Network are tax-deductible. Donations can be made in honor of a survivor, in memory of a lost loved one, or simply to recognize the importance of The Network’s efforts.

Please make checks payable to CMBWN.
Donations can be mailed to:

Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network
1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1630
Chicago, Illinois 60601

or
ONLINE DONATIONS CAN BE MADE HERE NOW

SHOP WITH OUR ALLIED MERCHANTS
These business owners within our Greater Chicago Community recognize the importance of our work and have graciously offered to donate a portion of the business we refer to them, back to our organization. Please visit this page to see which merchants in your area are offering to support The Network through your patronage.

MAKE A BEQUEST:
Your legacy can make a difference in the lives of abused women and children all over Metropolitan Chicago. Please contact us for information about estate planning: Executive Director Kathleen A. Doherty at 312-527-0730

GIVE AN IN-KIND GIFT:
In-kind gifts to The Network are tax-deductible and they help us in many ways. You can donate auction items for fundraising events. You can donate food or beverages for our conferences, meetings, fundraising events or training sessions. Or you can donate office supplies and equipment, professional services or technical expertise. We accept donations of almost anything we would need to purchase and we appreciate your generosity. In-kind donations allow us to save money and channel more funds to the programs and services that are so important to our mission to eradicate Domestic Violence.

While The Network cannot use many personal or household items such as used clothing, toiletries, toys, furniture or kitchenware, many times our membership organizations can accept those contributions. We are happy to reach out to our members and connect them directly to donors of these kinds of things. It saves you from having to make multiple calls or inquiries and it allows us an opportunity to match the needs of our members with your specific donations.

To make an in-kind gift to The Network:

  • Please contact Anabel via email at info@batteredwomensnetwork.org or via telephone at 312-527-0730.
  • Please provide a description of what you would like to donate and we’ll do the rest.

If you have any questions, please call 312-527-0730.

EXPLORE WORKPLACE GIVING:
Many employers encourage workers to support their communities. Some employers will allow you to make regular donations with direct deductions from your paycheck and may even match employees’ gifts up to 5x the original donation. Contact your workplace’s Human Resources office to see if a workplace donation to The Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network is available. The Network has also been approved to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the U.S. Federal government’s workplace giving program. If you are a local, state or federal government employee you may donate to us through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our CFC number is 63720.