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10 Easy and Fun Ways to Help the Chick Ball & Fight Domestic Abuse

It is JFP Chick Ball season in Jackson, and we need your help to fight domestic abuse—this year to start a rape crisis center and raise awareness about sexual assault in our city and state!

Here are 10 easy ways you can help:

  1. Become a JFP Chick Ball sponsor, for as little as $50 (top level is $5,000 and up). You can become a sponsor through the day of the Chick Ball. Write checks out to Center for Violence Prevention and drop at the JFP (2727 Old Canton Road, upstairs) from 9 to 6, Monday through Friday; or call Erica Crunkilton at 601.362.6121 x. 16 or email chickball@jacksonfreepress.com to sign up. And all sponsors will be listed in Chick Ball materials and flyers as possible after you donate.

  2. Make a donation to the Chick Ball silent auction. Every year, the bulk of our money comes from the silent auction with a tres chic collection of art and gifts donated by local individuals and businesses. You can donate up until the Chick Ball starts, although get it to us by June 24 in order to be pictured in the auction guide in the huge special Chick Issue published the week of the Chick Ball. Use contact info in No. 1. The Center will send everyone who donates receipts for tax purposes. (See the [url=http://issuu.com/jacksonfreepress/docs/v8n45?mode=embed]Chick Ball auction guide in flip book of Chick Issue here for 2010[/url] and [url=http://issuu.com/jacksonfreepress/docs/v9n43?mode=embed]here for the 2011 issue[/url]. All donors will be thanked in an issue of the JFP after the Chick Ball as well.

  3. Volunteer to help at the Chick Ball or to pick up stuff ahead of time, or help clean up afterward. Contact Erica Crunkilton at 601.362.6121 ext. 16 or chickball@jacksonfreepress.com. We need help getting flyers out now, as well as gathering Chick Ball silent auction items. But you need to be on our official committee list before asking strangers for donations! Talk to Erica first.

  4. Give money directly to the Center by going to their site (http://www.mscvp.org/) and [url=https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=31Di6o0KTY0L2dTI5VQGb03wc5-ebrSBjSz-b5EPQGOWxjxnUjWv3suXEre&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d66edfb0b39be7838e3b204755610594d]using PayPal[/url]. Note that it's a Chick Ball donation.

  5. Send our [url=http://www.facebook.com/events/399645856721958/]Facebook event listing[/url] to everyone you know. Tell everyone you know! Talk it up! You matter!

  6. Follow us on Twitter @jfpchickball and retweet us all over.

  7. Show up at the JFP Chick Ball Saturday night, July 28, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Hal & Mal's; pay $5 (or more for door-prize tickets) cover.

  8. At the JFP Chick Ball, buy a Chick Ball tattoo,buttons or bid on silent auction stuff. Play games and win goofy stuff.

  9. Buy door-prize tickets at front door of Chick Ball ($5 each; $20 for five) to win wonderful stuff donated by local businesses. Lots of great gift cards.

  10. Participate in the Chick Ball Challenge! Get a team of at least two and up to 20 people to raise money and gathers gifts, art and gift certificates for the silent auction. The group who brings in the greatest total money/value takes home the new, huge Chick Bowl trophy for a year! Write chickball@jacksonfreepress.com to register and get info. Hurry!

Happy Chick Ball! We can do this.

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