Did you know that in 2015, RRFP assisted 260 people who needed financial and practical support to access necessary healthcare? This year, Planned Parenthood’s state funding may get gutted, and there are currently 7 bills in the VA state legislature that may make access to abortion even more difficult. Now, more than ever, we need your support. We can’t keep our work afloat in the next year without you!
And so, we’re announcing that it’s that time again for RRFP’S 2016 ANNUAL BOWL-A-THON FUNDRAISING SEASON ! Registration is now open for grassroots fundraising teams, and we need your help!
How does Bowl-a-thon (BAT) help support Virginians’ access to abortion, a necessary healthcare procedure?
The BAT is a fundraising season where RRFP supporters spend February through April fundraising on our behalf-- however you want that to look! We ask that you gather a team of people you want to work with, take what you already love, and make it into fundraisers to meet your fundraising goals. Some folks love to get creative, and other people feel best sending emails to their networks asking for donations-- the best teams combine the two!
If you are interested, but have questions or want to meet people to help form your team, please join us for our Bowlathon Kick-off Party coming up this Monday, at Gallery5! We’ll be talking about how superstar bowlers from previous years raised the best funds.
We’ll offer lots of support through the months with suggestions and resources, but ultimately it’s up to youto fundraise in the ways that speak to you. At the end, we gather for a big End of BAT Celebration Party on April 30 to celebrate the amazing work we’ve all completed: we play games, we feed you, we dance, and we give you prizes!
Prize categories include ones for top fundraising teams, most creative, raddest reproductive justice advocates, best team costumes (night of the event) and MORE !
All this important work is so RRFP lives to see another year, since the majority of our funding comes from grassroots fundraisers continuing the crucial work we do in VA! WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU, SO PLEASE SIGN UP TO SUPPORT US SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY :)
And, if you personally aren't able to fundraise this year, please consider supporting RRFP with a donation and forward this email to folks you know who want to continue making abortion accessible in Virginia!
Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project