856, the number of survivors that PAVSA served the first year of this fundraising campaign. Our aide and services are made possible by your generous donations. By contributing to our 856 campaign you are helping PAVSA bring relief to the victims and survivors of sexual violence in our community.
A Brief History of the 856 Campaign…
Back in 2011 when PAVSA faced major state funding cuts which would have impacted our support services, staff took matters in their own hands by developing the 856 Campaign. Donors were asked to contribute $20 for each person served in order to maintain the services that are so integral to PAVSA’s mission. Since then, 856 has become a campaign driven by our board members and staff, consisting of several intimate gatherings at local restaurants throughout the month.