Posts tagged: Fundraising

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Want Lasting Change Out of #MeToo? Here’s How.

A few months ago, I was having a conversation with a young couple who wanted to support BARCC, and they asked me an incredible yet simple question: “How can we have the biggest impact on BARCC’s growth?” Their question transformed our conversation. It showed me that they wanted to be partners in our growth to reach and support more… Read More

Five Steps to a Successful Walk for Change Team

The annual BARCC Walk for Change is fun to attend on your own—and it can be even better with a team! If you want to increase your support for survivors, the best way to do it is to gather the people in your life to form a Walk for Change team and multiply your fundraising power. To form an incredible Walk for Change team, follow these simple steps:… Read More

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Local Shopping Event to Benefit BARCC, SANE, and Survivors

Local business Sunny Window is hosting an upcoming shopping event to benefit us and the Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. Get ready to do some holiday shopping to help ensure that free, compassionate survivor services are available 24-7! BARCC works together with the SANE program to offer survivors at area hospitals the care… Read More

Survivor speaker Kalie stands at podium with BARCC signage in front and purple curtains in background

A Record-Setting Show of Support at the Champions for Change Gala

Nearly 700 BARCC supporters, volunteers, and staff showed up for survivors this past Friday at our annual Champions for Change Gala & Auction. In addition to a rousing live auction, the evening featured a moving speaking program celebrating the strength of survivors as well as the holistic nature of BARCC’s services and advocacy. As national… Read More

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Press Release: BARCC’s Annual Champions for Change Gala & Auction to Take Place November 3

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that tickets are available for its annual Champions for Change Gala & Auction, which will take place Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:00–11:00 p.m. at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street, Boston. All proceeds raised support BARCC’s direct services to survivors… Read More

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Press Release: Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Receives $100K Award for Investment in the Future

Award is part of Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 programCambridge, MA, May 25, 2017―The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that it has been awarded $100,000 by the Cummings Foundation. The grant was made through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program, which supports nonprofits in cities and towns… Read More

Group of participants at 2017 Walk for Change

More Than 1,700 People Show Up for Survivors at Walk for Change

On April 23, more than 1,700 attendees took part in our Annual Walk for Change, the largest gathering in New England raising awareness of sexual violence, to show their support for survivors. Participants at this year’s Walk for Change raised more than $222,000 for BARCC services. The total is a fundraising record for the event, which… Read More

Group of participants at the 2017 Walk for Change

Press Release: More Than 1,700 People Show Up for Survivors of Sexual Violence at Walk for Change

Attendees raise over $222,000 for the Boston Area Rape Crisis CenterFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica L. Atcheson,, 617-649-1288 Cambridge, April 28, 2017―The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) announces today that more than 1,700 attendees took part in its Annual Walk for Change, the largest gathering in… Read More

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Press Release: Walk for Change

Join the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center for 11th Annual Walk for ChangeShow up for survivors on Sunday, April 23 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica L. Atcheson,, 617-649-1822 BOSTON, March 27, 2017—The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s 11th annual Walk for Change will take place Sunday, April 23, at DCR’s Artesani… Read More

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Bark for BARCC!

Cats may rule the internet, but on the streets of Boston, dogs have a special place. That’s why we welcome you to register your pooch to participate in BARCC’s Walk for Change on Sunday, April 23. You’ve gotta register and accompany your four-legged friend, too, though.* Someone needs to hold Fido’s leash, right? The presence… Read More

Protecting Your Privacy While Walking for Change

Every year, our annual Walk for Change is an inspiring day of community, awareness, healing, and hope. Survivors, friends, family members, activists, and others who share BARCC’s mission come together to send a message: we are dedicated to ending sexual violence through healing and social change. Many survivors take part in this event and find… Read More

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2016 Champions for Change Gala & Auction Most Successful Yet

More than 620 BARCC supporters, volunteers, and staff gathered this past Friday for our annual Champions for Change Gala & Auction. In addition to a rousing live auction, the evening featured a moving speaking program to celebrate young survivors and the power we all have to end sexual violence. The event was BARCC’s most successful to date,… Read More

Why We’re Walking Wednesdays, Volume 3

It's hard to believe, but we're already at the last Wednesday before the Walk for Change! Online registration is available only until Friday, so if you want to take advantage of that last online registration discount, head on over and get yourself and your crew registered! Sexual Assault Awareness (and Action!) Month is off to a great start,… Read More

Why We’re Walking Wednedays, Volume 2

Hey-o! Wednesday again, which means it's time for another round of Why We're Walking, from BARCC's staff and interns. I walk for survivors of violence everywhere; past, present, and future. I’m walking to increase awareness and discourse about sexual violence and to give hope and support to all affected by it. I am walking because… Read More

Why We’re Walking Wednesdays, Volume 1

Around our offices, we're all looking forward to April 7th. Not just because we're tired of snow boots and neutral wool clothes, but because the Walk for Change is right around the corner! Certainly, we love the opportunity to support our hardworking colleagues and volunteers who get the event up and running (and Walking!) each year, and we're… Read More

New Year’s Resolutions

Right about now is when many people, myself and my friends included, start trying to set resolutions for the upcoming year.  Perhaps it is to spend less money on unnecessary things, exercise more, eat healthier foods, call friends and family members more often, start a new hobby, practice meditation more often, or any assortment of things. … Read More

The Gala is Fast Approaching!

I was one of the lucky people yesterday who did not have to go to work because of Hurricane Sandy.  Good thing too, because the T ended up closing early and that is my primary way of getting to and from the office.  However, while I was sitting at home watching bad TV, checking FB statuses to make sure friends were safe, and constantly checking… Read More

Many Reasons. One Goal. Walk for Change.

There is still time to register for our 7th Annual Walk for Change on April 22nd!  You can either register online (and save $5) or at Canal Park on the day of the Walk!  Registration starts at 9:30am and the walk will start at 11am! All ages are welcome and you can even bring your four-legged friends as long as they are on a leash! If you… Read More

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month is Right Around the Corner!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!  It’s that time of year where we all take the time to recognize the survivors who exist within our communities, the effect that sexual violence has on their support systems, on society, and on each one of us.  There are a number of events that are happening at different universities and around… Read More

Fashion for BARCC

A new t-shirt was designed exclusively BARCC by the women-owned apparel company, Mer+ge.  Mer+ge works to promote self-expression and unity through their clothing designs.  The company wants to create “political, social, and biological messages to demonstrate that gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, etc are things that do not… Read More