Other Ways to Give

"The proper aim of giving is to put the recipients in a state where they no longer need our gifts."  C.S. Lewis

Gifts to The Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois from generous individuals like you allow us to provide life-saving services to those experiencing domestic violence and their children, FREE of charge. 

There are a number of ways to give that can make a BIG impact on the lives of domestic abuse survivors.  

Employee Giving

Several local and national employers allow employees to designate a charity of their choice for payroll deduction, matching gifts, and honorary gifts.  Taking advantage of your company's employee giving program allows you to assist survivors of domestic abuse in living their best life.   

Recurring Gifts

 Setting up a recurring donation on a monthly or quarterly basis help guarantee those we serve receive the best care and support every day.  These type of donations are beneficial for both you and The Violence Prevention Center, as recurring gifts allow you to easily spread your support throughout the year and provides a steady and reliable stream of income to support the survivors we serve.    

To learn more or make a recurring gift visit the Peace Keeper page.  

Fundraise for Us

Create your own unique fundraiser, such as a spaghetti dinner, trivia night, or golf outing, and donate the proceeds to The Violence Prevention Center.  Events could be held by individuals, families, organizations or corporations looking to share their time and talent to benefit domestic abuse survivors in our community. 


The Violence Prevention Center will be happy to assist in brainstorming, planning and promoting your event.  Due to time conflicts, staff may not be available to attend or work the event.  Contact Melissa to get started on your event today, 618-236-2531 or e-mail.  

Honor/Memorial Gifts

Celebrate an important milestone, such as a birthday or anniversary, or remember a loved on through a honorary or memorial gift to The Violence Prevention Center.  Encourage friends, family and colleagues to invest in the safety of survivors in lieu of material gifts.  Card will be sent to those you would like notified of your generosity.   To learn more about Honor/Memorial Gifts, reach out to Melissa at 618-236-2531 or e-mail

Leave a Legacy

Leave a lasting legacy of love to The Violence Prevention Center through your will or other planned gift.  A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date, such as a bequest, revocable trust or life insurance benefits.

Meet your financial goals while providing critical support to The Violence Prevention Center as we work to keep all survivors of domestic violence and their children safe.  There are a number of gift options to consider, so please work with your lawyer an  financial adviser to choose the option that works best for you.

To begin the conversation, please contact Melissa at melissa.tutterow@vpcswi.org or call 618-236-2531.