Click on the Canada Helps icon to donate online or write a cheque payble to “EVA BC” and mail it to: EVA BC, 1404-510 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8.
EVA BC administers three charitable funds, all with the goal of helping end violence against women and children. All donations will receive an official charitable tax receipt. Read on to see how you can help!
Violence Prevention Legacy Fund
Funds will be used to support local and regional anti-violence education initiatives in communities throughout British Columbia as well as initiatives aimed at creating public awareness about the realities of violence against women and girls and what can be done to prevent such tragedies. The Violence Prevention Legacy Fund is about changing the social conditions that allow violence against women and girls to take place and to provide tools, language and practical ideas about how to be more than a bystander, how to speak up and not allow violence and abuse to continue. Let’s break the silence on violence against women!
The Melissa Chatham Memorial Fund
Melissa Chatham, a 24 year old young woman from Delta, BC, was tragically taken from her family and friends on Sunday September 21, 2008 in an act of violence. Melissa was a strong and beautiful young woman who was about to return to University and was taking many positive steps to gain control of her life. Tragically, Melissa’s family is not alone in having experienced such a devastating loss. Violence against women continues to pose enormous threats to the safety of women across Canada and in BC. The Chatham family asked EVA BC to set up this memorial fund in honor of Melissa’s life. The intention of the fund is to benefit other young women dealing with the devastating impacts of relationship violence across BC.
Operational Funding for EVA BC
Funds will be used to support over 240 Community-Based Victim Services Programs, Stopping the Violence Counselling and Outreach Programs, including Multicultural Outreach, and Sexual Assault/Woman Assault Centres across BC.