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By donating your time, talents, goods or dollars to AVAIL you are helping victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Langlade County and are supporting one of Antigo’s best Non Profit Charities. We appreciate the efforts and generosity of those who are committed to making a difference.

Donation Opportunities @ AVAIL, Inc.

AVAIL Endowment Fund

The AVAIL Endowment fund started in 2004 with $100 donation by the Salm family.  The principal is managed by the Community Foundation of Northcentral WI in investments.    Dollars put into the fund will grow forever as principal to create interest payments to support the shelter for survivors.  Any memorials or bequests received by the agency are routed here to continue the legacy of their donors.  Donations can be earmarked by their donors as well for this fund.  Funds should be designated “AVAIL Endowment Fund” and forwarded to AVAIL c/o PO Box 355, Antigo, WI 54409.  All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed to the donor.

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

Donate Online: www.cfoncw.org/give

The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is a nonprofit community corporation created to provide for the long-term needs of our local communities. Through the generosity of our donors, we support programs and organizations that enhance every aspect of life in our area, including education, the arts, health and human services, and the preservation of historical, cultural, and natural resources.

We are one of 770 nonprofit community foundations nationwide and strictly adhere to the stringent National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

AVAIL Building Fund

The AVAIL Building fund was established in 2003 to support shelter expansion and the enhancement of handicapped accessibility.  Funds are also applied to unexpected repairs within AVAIL’s shelter facility or improvements to the security of the building.  The AVAIL Building fund is a special savings account at CoVantage Credit Union.  Donations can be earmarked by their donors as well for this fund.  Funds should be designated “AVAIL Building Fund” and forwarded to AVAIL c/o PO Box 355, Antigo, WI 54409.  All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed to the donor.

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Worker Wellness Account

The AVAIL Worker Wellness account was established in 2006 to support the needs of AVAIL employees in remaining with the agency long-term.  Please view the following video link created by the Washington Coalition Against Domestic Violence to learn more about the needs of advocates. “Advocacy with any victims, but particularly those in contact, requires a lot of different kinds of knowledge. For example, advocates need to know about domestic violence dynamics, effects on children, child development basics, parenting, culturally responsive advocacy, services and interventions to change violent and controlling behavior, assessing lethality and level of risk, community services, government benefits, and legal system options. Applying all that knowledge also requires good judgment, people skills, and the ability to creatively identify relevant responses to each victim’s unique situation.” (*www.futureswithoutviolence.org) AVAIL’s goal is to retain the most qualified, educated, and dedicated staff available in the service of the victims of violence in Langlade County.  To that end, the agency uses this fund to support employee’s on-going needs for health care, retirement, or life insurance costs.  The AVAIL Worker Wellness Account is a special savings account at CoVantage Credit Union.  Donations can be earmarked by their donors as well for this fund.  Funds should be designated “AVAIL Worker Wellness Account” and forwarded to AVAIL c/o PO Box 355, Antigo, WI 54409.  All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed to the donor.

Operating Support

AVAIL, Inc. provides specialized support for victims of violence through four different programs:

Services can be offered on an individual basis, as well as through a support group format for each service area.  AVAIL is fortunate in that grant funds were available for the creation of these programs and they remain available so that they may be continued.  However, one of the key requirements of most grant applications is the demonstration of local support in the form of match dollars.  On average for every $1 in match funds donated by the local community, AVAIL is able to generate in excess of $5 in state and federal grant funds ear-marked for victim services in Langlade County.  Without local funds to support operations, these applications cannot be written. Additionally, while grant funds can be used to cover many of the clients’ needs, they cannot cover some things.  For example, due to a limited food budget, AVAIL cannot provide convenience foods such as luncheon meats or frozen pizzas.  However, in reality, these may be items that make a family’s life easier as meal options in times of crisis.  Dollars donated for specialty items for clients can work two-fold, they purchase the items needed for the client AND they can be counted toward our local match requirement to bring in more funds to help.  It is a cool multiplier effect! Donations can be earmarked by their donors as well for a particular purchase or service program.  Funds should be designated by the donor for that purpose and  forwarded to AVAIL c/o PO Box 355, Antigo, WI 54409. If no program or purchase is specified, AVAIL will apply the funds as needed to support general operations.   All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed to the donor.

LAVA Community Ed Expenses

In 2003, a line item was created specifically for the expenses associated with the Leaders Achieving Violence Awareness (LAVA) team.  This teen peer education group was initiated in 1996 using a small amount of statewide grant funds.  Funds were limited and many of the expenses of developing and training a team fell to the parent agency (AVAIL, Inc).  In the years since the creation of the team, the supportive grant has sunset and yet the team continues. Donations can be earmarked by their donors as well for this line item.  Funds should be designated “LAVA Team” and forwarded to AVAIL c/o PO Box 355, Antigo, WI 54409.  All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed to the donor.

In-Kind

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to re-build your life if you escaped your home in a fire with just the clothes on your back?  What would you need to start over?  This is the same scenario that many of our victims and their families face.  They need to leave without important papers, check book, mementos, furniture, clothing, household items, etc.  If you have items that are in good to excellent condition, please consider donation to AVAIL, Inc.  Donations are valued and tax deductible receipts are issued for these items as well.  In-kind donations also count as local match support in writing grant proposals for additional support.  On average for every $1 in match funds donated by the local community, AVAIL is able to generate in excess of $5 in state and federal grant funds ear-marked for victim services in Langlade County.  Without local funds to support operations, these applications cannot be written.   Please see our wish list for donation item ideas.

Time

AVAIL is always in need of a helping hand.  We have the following volunteer positions available:

  • Crisis Line
  • Office Support
  • Fundraising
  • Shelter Maintenance
  • Court Watch
  • Information Distribution
  • Community Education Table Support
  • Outreach Center Staff

AVAIL, Inc. is able to count every hour of service provided toward the cash match requirement for the grants that we receive.  On average, volunteer time is counted at $8/hr; however, if you are providing a professional service, volunteer time is counted at the prevailing rate of your profession.  On average for every $1 in match funds donated by the local community, AVAIL is able to generate in excess of $5 in state and federal grant funds ear-marked for victim services in Langlade County.  Without local funds to support operations, these applications cannot be written.

Donation Certificate

AVAIL has donation gift certificates available for gift giving.   Purchaser can make a tax deductible donation in the name of a friend or family member.  The donation will assist victims of violence in the Langlade County community.  Donations can be made in any amount, and AVAIL will send a donation certificate directly to the buyer or to the intended recipient.  Receipts will be issued to the buyer for all donation certificates.

United Way of Langlade County

AVAIL, Inc. is fortunate to receive local match support on an annual basis from the United Way of Langlade County. Our local United Way has elected to make the emergency shelter that we provide one of its top priorities. Please follow this link to learn more about the work of our local United Way: Local United Way Video Link Tax deductible donations can be made to the Langlade County United Way in support of AVAIL by designating on your check or in an accompanying letter that funds are restricted for use by AVAIL, Inc. and mailing the donation to Langlade County United Way, PO Box 594, Antigo, WI 54409.

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For donors that want to set up a recurring monthly donation, use a credit card to donate, or to buy a gift card in support of the organization for a gift, AVAIL has established an account on www.justgive.org. Donate to AVAIL WI

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