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WEAVE Launches Campaign To Save Itself

On Sunday, WaPo reported that WEAVE, a non-profit which provides legal and other supports to domestic-violence victims, was set to cease  operations. WEAVE had become a victim of city budget cuts. The Post writes:

Eleven days ago, WEAVE's board of directors decided it didn't have enough funds to keep operating and voted to begin the process of shutting down. The organization is still hanging by a thread: Some of its most loyal donors are scrambling to raise the hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to save WEAVE.

"We haven't completely given up hope," said board Chairwoman Marcia Marsh. But they are running out of time.

WEAVE has launched an online fund-raising drive to make up for the loss in city funds. Save WEAVE states that they must raise $85,000 by September 30. So far they've raised more than $53,000. That's a pretty great start.

Tomorrow, the nonprofit will be holding a fundraiser at Topaz at 5:30 p.m. Let's hope they reach their goal.

Save WEAVE writes:

"All donations made through will be kept in a separate account. When we reach the $85,000 goal, the entire amount raised will be turned over to WEAVE, and you—the donor—will receive acknowledgement for your tax-deductible gift from WEAVE. If we are unable to reach this goal, all donations will be returned to the donors. Your moneys will either keep this incredible organization open, ready to serve the people of DC, or will be returned."

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  • Truth Hurts

    WEAVE has been a lifeline for countless abused, frightened and hopeless victims of domestic violence. They save lives, and without WEAVE, lives will be lost. As a father of three daughters, I am contributing to WEAVE's survival today. I urge others to do whatever they can to keep WEAVE alive. This is from the heart, folks.

  • Truth Hurts

    WEAVE has raised almost 7k since CP's post today. Its site reports more than 420 people have contributed 60k. That's 70% of WEAVE's target goal in less than one week. To all CP readers: Please help if you can.

  • Lydia

    As one of WEAVE's founders, I can attest to the value of WEAVE's services and how critical it is to victims of domestic violence in DC and their children. Please help if you can! Don't let this gem disappear!

  • Truth Hurts

    UPDATE: As of 7:30 am, the Save WEAVE site reports 438 contributors donated about 63k toward the 85k needed by 9/30. That's about 10k since CP's post yesterday. We can, and must, help get this done. It's a matter of life and death. Thanks so much for hearing me out.

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  • Truth Hurts

    Save WEAVE's site reports 800 donors raised the reqired 85k -- in 1 week! HUGE SUCCESS. Now WEAVE needs to update its donotion tracker graphic to reflect 100% goal met. Great outpouring of support, people. This is something we can be proud of.