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Amazing Raise

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Want to know how you can help turn a $50 donation into $20,000?Donate to RLS through the auspices of The Amazing Raise 2012. This fundraiser comes to us courtesy of our friends at GiveRichmond; it is a 36 hour online giving challenge intended to benefit area nonprofits and, as a result, strengthen the communities that they serve.


It’s a competition, folks! The nonprofit with the most number of unique $50 donations at the end of the challenge wins $20,000. But there are other prizes, too! We hope to generate the most number of $50 donations during the 9 AM-10 AM coffee hour on September 20th. If we succeed, RLS will win an additional $1,000.


Why are we doing this? The big picture answer is we are trying to chip away at the justice gap that exists between those who can afford a private attorney to help resolve their civil legal questions and those who cannot. A little known fact that illustrates this gap tells us that there is one private attorney for every 346 Virginians and only ONE legal aid attorney for every 5514 poor Virginians. The small picture answer is that this fundraiser can help meet our goal of raising $200,000 by next May when RLS will celebrate 40 years of service. The donations (and hopefully prize money!) resulting from this fundraiser will enable RLS to hire additional staff members to address the unmet needs of our clients. We currently turn away 2 out of every 3 eligible clients due to a lack of resources. We know, all too well, the severe ramifications that are likely to follow as a consequence of someone's inability to secure legal counsel. Your donation will shrink the justice gap by affording us the opportunity to add staff members who will to provide direct services to our clients.


As you contemplate your charitable giving aims for 2012, please think about RLS and The Amazing Raise. You can do good and get a tax deduction, too. Log on to www.giverichmond.org or www.rapplegal.com between 6 AM September 19 and 6 PM September 20 (with our Coffee Hour challenge of 9 AM-10 AM on September 20th being the ideal time to give). If you visit GiveRichmond’s site to make your donation, look for Rappahannock Legal Services. If you prefer, you can make your donation through our website where we will have The Amazing Raise donation form embedded for your convenience. When you do, tweet your good deed, text it, post it on Facebook, LinkedIn, etc…and you can help spread the word for us.


Please make The Amazing Raise an AMAZING success for RLS! View the Flyer here

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Listen to the radio interview between RLS Executive Director Ann Kloeckner and Ted Schubel of AM1230 WFVA.



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