Designated Offering: CARDV

By Outreach
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Designated Offering

Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence (CARDV)

Each month, we designate a particular social service organization for financial support through special collections on Sundays. This February, our special offering goes to CARDV.


CARDV exists to provide safety, shelter and support to adults and children who are affected by sexual and domestic violence, so they can live without fear of harm. It runs a 24-hour hotline to support people in crisis. It also provides education and leadership within the community in order to change the societal conditions that cultivate these forms of violence.

Last year, CARDV:

  • Responded to 6,297 calls on the crisis and support line
  • Sheltered 116 adults and 85 children for a total of 3,092 bed nights
  • Helped 860 adults and 30 teens navigate the legal system
  • Provided medical support for 190 adults and 25 teens and pre-teens at hospitals
  • Drove 45,000 miles responding to and transporting clients

How to help

Make a designated offering

To support CARDV financially, make out a check to Church of the Good Samaritan, write “designated offering” on the memo line, and place it in the plate during the Sunday services offertory or mail it to our office. You can also use the “designated offering” envelope found in the back of each pew. At the end of each month, we write a single check from Good Sam to the organization we’ve designated for our support.

Donate an item on the CARDV wishlist

Along with financial support for CARDV, we also seek donations of the items (new and unopened, please) on the center’s wishlist. When people flee a violent situation, they don’t typically have time to gather personal items. When you donate to the wishlist, you help sustain CARDV’s shelter program and provide for the needs of survivors and their families.

Questions? Email Jennifer Morris or call her at (541) 758-0219 x302

Household products
  • Paper towels
  • Clorox wipes
  • Laundry detergent (HE only)
  • Dish soap
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Trash bags (13 gallon)
  • Toilet paper
  • Cleaning products (Simple Green)
Kitchen and bath supplies
  • Pillows
  • Bath towels
  • Reusable food storage containers
  • Cooking utensils
Children’s art supplies
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons, pencils, markers
Personal care items (full-size only)
  • Hand soap
  • Face wash and lotion
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Hair brushes
  • Razors
  • Panty-liners
  • Sanitation wipes
  • Hand sanitizer (8 ounce)
  • Diapers (newborn)
  • Socks (adult and child size)
  • Sports bras (all sizes)
  • Fleece-lined leggings

Rebecca’s story

“I didn’t realize what was happening wasn’t normal; I thought we were going through a rough patch and it would get better.”

When Rebecca’s* friend realized she needed to leave her home, she suggested that Rebecca call the CARDV crisis and support line. On the first call, Rebecca learned about the resources available to keep her safe. She and her advocate made a plan to meet at the courthouse and file a restraining order.

Afterward, Rebecca needed somewhere safe to stay with her children, and they moved into the shelter. Rebecca and her children received support during their stay, and eventually moved to a safe location where her children could go to school, she could work, and they could live without fear.

* Name has been changed

“Calling the hotline the first time was hard, but I’m glad you were there when I didn’t know what else to do. A million thank yous could not cover the gratitude I feel for what you have made possible for us.”

Thank you for joining with us in supporting CARDV this month.

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