Please Help Us Help Families in Need

  
Help families have Christmas
SAVE Protect Foundation's goal is to help prevent violent crimes, including
domestic
 violence, and to make our society safer, as well as to provide
assistance to victims in need and those suffering, due to extenuating circumstances.
With your help, we provide 
ARM Safety Button, a personal security emergency
system for smart phones,  along with the 
phone and data plan, free of charge, to 
victims of violent crimes,  battered women's shelters,
 
at-risk youth, and those who
are unable to afford it.   For more information about ARM Safety 
Button, go to
 
armsafetybutton.com.

Our ongoing  Take Care of Our Own program is a way to help   community members in desperate situations.   We deliver large amounts of food, usually several weeks' worth, and basic needs for those who are suffering, due to  extenuating circumstances.   This is a "hand up" to help them weather the storm, not a handout.  We are a public charity, not a government welfare program, and we depend on donations from community members and businesses.  We give assistance based on a true need, as donations will allow, usually a maximum of twice a year.  The people we, typically, help are those who have just fallen on hard times and are not receiving government assistance, at that point. Examples of those we help are:  a single mother who just lost her job and does not yet receive food stamps, a father who just purchased a house and was laid off, a mother in the hospital for an extended period of time with surgical complications and five children at home, and a family evicted from their apartment.  We expect those we help to do their best to improve their circumstances, and we receive great joy in hearing their stories of how their lives improve.   We do, also, help disabled veterans and housebound elderly.  We accept donations of food, toiletries, pots & pans, dishes, clothing, furniture, appliances, and cash.   You can donate online on this website, or contact us at 775-881-8207 to arrange for local northwestern Nevada or northeastern California donation pick up or  to get our shipping address.  

Part of our Take Care of Our Own program is our Summer Food Rescue program, 
where we provide food during the school's summer break for children whose only meals
are, usually, eaten at school.   We focus on healthy "kid-friendly" foods, where a child can
 make his/her own meal if no adult is able or available to cook.

            Save Protect Foundation is dedicated to stopping bullying of any kind,  
whether it be physical, emotional, mental, or cyber-bullying.  Thank you for all your support of our BOWLING DOWN BULLIES Fundraiser, in helping us raise 
                awareness about bullying and in educating the community about adverse         effects on individuals, including related teen suicide, as well as the entire         community.  Thank you, also, for all your personal pledges to stand up and be                 part of the solution, not part of the problem.


Thank you to everyone who sponsored families or donated items or money to
make our Gifts of Love program very successful last Christmas season.   We were
able to help families in need all across Northwestern Nevada, providing a
Christmas tree, food for Christmas dinner, and presents for everyone in each family.

We will be starting again in October , and you can sign up now to sponsor families;
Please contact us through our guestbook and leave contact information and the area
where you wish to help. 

We are, also, in the process of opening a "Safe House", a temporary safe haven
where women and families in imminent danger can escape their abuser/attacker.  We will provide all needed transportation, food, clothing, toiletries, etc., and we hope to have funds to help them relocate to a safe, permanent place, away from their attacker.  We accept monetary donations and donations of nonperishable food items, clothing, and toiletries.  The house, SAVE Protect House, is in need of playground equipment and a van, and we would greatly appreciate if either of these could be donated. Please call us at 775-881-8207, or contact us through our Guest Book Page to make arrangements.

 


Additionally, we have hosted a radio show called The Village on FOX News Radio, as a public service, based on the premise that it takes a village to raise a child.  The show features guests who help us explore social issues and provide insights for prevention of tragedies and violence, as well as solutions and resources for those in need of help.  

We stand with and support other 
organizations, such as CAAW (Committee to Aid Abused Women), Firefighters Community Assistance Program, Boys and Girls Club, School Safe House, and Safe Place.

Thank you so much for your support in the fight against violence and hunger.  All donations are tax deductible.