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sfwar benefit parties

Create a safe space with your community to raise funds and awareness for survivors of sexual assault!


1. Choose a location
2. Pick a date
3. Plan the event details
4. Invite guests
5. Have fun investing in the healing of your community

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Parties can be hosted individually or by a pair or group, at your home, workplace, church, at a restaurant or in the park. It’s up to you!

Open PDF of Benefit Parties Checklist. Benefit Party Planning List: An essential resource for hosts!
Open PDF of Benefit Parties Checklist. Benefit Party Sign In Sheet

Gather support for your benefit party online by creating a fundraising page for your party.

Creative Benefit Party Ideas:

  • Birthday Bash- Turn your birthday party into a benefit and have people give you ‘gifts’ in the form of donations to SFWAR in your honor.
  • Film Screening- Watch a provocative documentary on sexual assault, resilience, and the power of community healing. This can raise awareness and make people more invested in SFWAR’s work.
  • Healthy Relationships- Have each of the loved ones you invite bring someone they love with them to celebrate the healthy relationships in your lives. When investing in love, the more the merrier!
  • Open PDF of Benefit Parties Fundraising Ideas. Benefit Party FUN(draising!): Check out this list for more creative themes and fundraising ideas.

    Open PDF of Benefit Parties Ask Guidelines. Benefit Party Ask Guidelines: The formal, group Ask is crucial for every benefit party. Follow these guidelines to develop an effective Ask!

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    Volunteer's Benefit Brunch

    Party Hosts’ Testimonials:

    “My graduation party was a perfect opportunity to share with my friends and family the incredible services SFWAR provides as well as all the amazing things I have been doing as a volunteer. It was simple to put together! Everyone was so appreciative to see the work we’ve been doing and were excited about the opportunity to give.”

    - Amber (Volunteer)

    “I’ve been meaning to invite people over to my house since we moved in. SFWAR was a perfect reason to finally do it! It felt really great to call people from out of the woodwork for a great cause. At first, I was a bit nervous about people wanting to avoid such an intense subject; but the overwhelming response was YES and my normally stingy friends were surprisingly generous! We far surpassed our fundraising goal! I will absolutely do this again next year- the only change will be to make more tacos!”

    - Eri (Monthly Donor)

    We can support you with brainstorming and planning, invitations, SFWAR information and materials, your donation pitch, and a SFWAR representative can attend your party!

    For more information and support to host a benefit party, contact:

    Eri G. Johnson, Development Consultant
    415-861-2024 ext. 301

    Bhavana Manchanda, Development Director
    415-861-2024 ext. 305

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