Each year PAVE must raise approximately $50,000 to continue to provide services to victims and survivors in Dodge County. Our most sincere thank you to everyone who contributed in 2016 to help us reach our goal! We couldn't do it without you.
Items in bold are most needed - Updated 02/21/17
* Pad Locks for client lockers
* Paper Towel
* Laundry Soap
* Canned Fruit
*Twin Fitted Sheets
* New Women’s Underwear (small & medium)
*Women’s Plus Sized Clothing
Juice for kids
Feminine Products (all)
Women’s Socks and Underwear
New Children’s Underwear (all sizes, girls)
Wal-Mart Gift Cards
Lysol or Clorox Wipes
Household Cleaning Supplies
Plastic Mattress Covers-twin bed size
Canned Meat (chicken, etc.)
Frozen Fruit and Veggies
Macaroni and Cheese
Menard’s Gift Cards (for shelter maintenance)
Rubber Gloves (cleaning, etc.)
Plastic Shelving Units (to organize donations for clients)
Candy (individually wrapped for school presentations)
Electric Alarm Clocks
Night lights and bulbs
Copier Paper (white)
Markers (classic colors)
As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, PAVE relies heavily upon the tax deductible donations provided by our community. These donations make up about 10% of PAVE's annual budget and are required to provide match for our state and federal funding streams. You can give easily and securely online simply by clicking the purple ribbon donate button to the left. Take a look at our fundraising thermometer below. It shows how close we are to meeting our unrestricted annual operations fundraising needs.
Donations can be mailed to:
$35 Safety planning (1 hour)
$75 Safe night in a shelter bed (24 hours)
$100 Classroom prevention education (1 hour)
$150 Sexual assault exam support (5 hours)
$250 Legal assistance (8 hours)
$500 Case management (1 week)
$1000 Support group (1 year)
In-Kind (Item) Donations
When you sell an item on Ebay, consider donating the proceeds to PAVE. To find out more go to www.ebay.com, instructions for providing a donation to your non-profit are including when you create a listing.
Your tax deductible gift will allow you to bypass capital gains taxes. Publicly traded securities, stocks, bonds and mutual funds may be donated to PAVE at their present fair market value, including any "paper profit" in the stock. In this way, you avoid the capital gains tax that would be due if the securities were sold. In most cases, you can also claim an income tax deduction for the full market value the day of the gift. Closely held stock also can be an excellent way to make a donation.
PAVE holds an account that you can donate to at:
Please contact your financial adviser or attorney for more information about how to make these gifts to PAVE.
A bequest - making a donation through your will - is one of the easiest and most effective ways to make sure that your family and friends are fully provided for by your estate. A bequest has the added advantage of lowering your federal estate taxes and reducing estate fee.
Through your will, you can specify that the remainder of your estate (after your family and friends are provided for) goes to charity, or you can specify that a charity receive a pre-determined fixed gift. If you already have executed your will, you can amend it easily through a simple legal device known as a codicil. Please contact your attorney for more information about how to make these gifts to PAVE.
When you decide to make a donation through a trust, you transfer property to the charity to be invested over your lifetime. This charitable trust generates regular income to you and your spouse (or other designated beneficiary) for your lifetime(s). When you and your beneficiary pass, the trust terminates, and the remaining amount in the trust goes on to the charity you choose.
In many cases, the income you receive from this trust during your lifetime will be tax free (depending upon the property used to fund the trust). Also, there are no capital gains taxes on the property that is used to fund the trust. There also may be estate and gift tax savings
Please contact your attorney for more information about how to make these gifts to PAVE.
Life insurance has long played an important role in charitable giving. Whether you donate an older policy you no longer need, or start a new policy to donate to a charity, this is a unique way to turn modest annual premiums into a significant donation.
Please contact your insurance agent for more information about how to make these gifts to PAVE.
Would you, or someone you know, like to become a PAVE volunteer? PAVE volunteers are involved in many different activities, including direct services to clients and/or their children, behind-the-scenes shelter operation, fundraising in the community, and so much more!
If you would like to volunteer or have questions about volunteering, our Volunteer Coordinator would be happy to talk with you. You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator by calling the business line at 920-887-3810 or by sending email to email@example.com
You can fill out the volunteer application by following the link on the left to get started on becoming a PAVE volunteer. We will review your application and perform a background check to ensure the safety and well being of our clients. Our Volunteer Coordinator will then contact you to discuss your interests and talents and to provide you with training on working with PAVE and those we serve.
PAVE staff members are friendly, fun people who appreciate how the
volunteers give so selflessly of their time and effort. All volunteer
work done for PAVE is vital to the success of our organization. As valued members of our
team, PAVE volunteers can experience the rewarding feeling that comes
with helping victims. It's a win-win situation!
When you hear about a legislative issue that impact victims, contact your representatives to tell them how you, their constituency, feels about it. Dodge County government contacts are listed below.
|Title||Name|| Phone #||Address / Email|
|US Senator|| Tammy Baldwin||608-362-2800|
1 Russell Courtyard
Washington, DC 20510
| US Senator||Ron Johnson ||202-224-5323||SRC2 Russell Senate Office Building|
Washington, D.C. 20510-4904
| US Representative|| Tom Petri||1-800-242-4883||2462 Rayburn Building|
Washington DC 20515
| State Senator || Scott Fitzgerald (13th District)||608-266-5660 ||PO Box 7882 |
Madison, WI 53702
| State Representative||Mark Born||608-266-2540|| PO Box 8952|
Madison, WI 53708
1. Listen - give your undivided attention.
2. Don't judge - recognize that disclosing what has happened takes immense courage. A victim's choices may not always be the same as yours. Understand that those choices are impacted by trauma you may not know about and understanding the abuser in a way you are not able to. Validate the feelings and experiences you hear about and always remember that violence is never the victim's fault.
3. Talk safety - ask what you can do to help the victim stay safe. Many times outside assistance will help, but abuse may escalate when those outside the family are involved. Try to involve the victim in any decisions to bring in assistance.
4. Provide options and resources - give PAVE's crisis number (1-800-887-3785) as well as any other resources that can help meet the victim's self identified needs. Brainstorm options for responding to the situation and listen as the victim plays each of those out to determine a best course of action.
5. Remember privacy - a victim's story is their own. Do not share it with anyone without their permission.
6. Verbalize that your help is unconditional - stand by a victim regardless of their choices. An abuser uses isolation as a tactic to maintain power and control. If the victim feels that you will disapprove, they may believe their abuser's claims to being the only one that is there for them.
7. Be kind - praise all the little steps a victim takes to address their situation. Abuser's deplete a victim's self worth. Find ways to build them back up. Stay positive!