Save the Date: DCAF Holiday Party, December 14th!

The DC Abortion Fund would like to invite you to our annual holiday party:

“Peace, Joy, and Choice”

Tuesday, December 14th, 6-9pm
Topaz Bar– Enlightenment Room

1733 N St NW

Raffle prizes, drink specials, and hors d’oeuvres
$20 suggested donation

*All proceeds to support the DC Abortion Fund*

Questions? Email dcafevents@gmail.com
For sponsorship, please email Allison at allison_mitch@yahoo.com

Please visit www.DCAbortionFund.org to make a gift for this holiday season!

Why the War over Reproductive Freedom is Really a War

Rachel Maddow, of the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, will debut her new documentary “The Assassination of Dr. Tiller” tonight at 9pm EDT on MSNBC.

Remember to tell your friends, family, and networks to tune in – while the film promises to be a powerful reminder for those of us in the pro-choice movement, the rest of the country needs to know how much is at stake if we remain silent.

Check out the preview below and check your local listings!

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Celebrate DCAF with NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland!

We are excited to announce that

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland

will honor
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at its 21st Annual Evening of Chocolate Gala

with honorary chair U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski:

October 16, 2010, 8-11 PM
VisArts at Rockville
155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850

Tickets are on sale now!

Please join DCAF at this wonderful event!

Event: The Coat Hanger Project Film Screening & Q&A with the Filmmaker!

The DC Abortion Fund presents

The Coat Hanger Project

Film Screening/Q&A with Filmmaker Angie Young & DCAF

Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 6:30-8:30 PM

BloomBars in Columbia Heights

3222 11th Street NW

“Since the passage of Roe vs. Wade in 1973, anti-choice forces have been making it their mission to dismantle women’s reproductive freedom. They came together, brilliantly strategized, pooled their resources, and slowly but steadily they have been implementing their attack. Their weapons: money, the legal system, the government, the media, the church, and – this is the scariest of all – you.”

Check out the film’s Trailer below and RSVP here on Facebook!

We hope to see you there!

What’s a Year in the Life of DCAF? Our Annual Report

We are proud to release our FY 2008-2009 Annual Report, as written by our very own board member Diana Philip.

To read our FY 2008-2009 Annual Report, please click here.

We know that we often come to you with fundraising requests and exciting events and so the day to day information like…women

Who do we serve?  What are their stories?  How old are they?

What is our budget? Where does it come from?

How great is the community need?

are questions that get lost in the race to meet the demands for our services.  So in that spirit our annual report seeks to make it all a bit more transparent.

A few key highlights:

  • 971 calls placed to the DCAF Hotline in FY 08-09
  • 335 individuals were offered grants, 234 received funding
  • Demand for our services has increased 200% over the last three years

To read our FY 2008-2009 Annual Report, please click here.

Reproductive Independence Day! Wed. 6/30

There’s the Independence Day you already have plans for… and then’s there’s our Reproductive Independence Day Happy Hour!Statue of Liberty

Join us  for our annual toast to Reproductive Independence! Kick back with pro-choice friends and celebrate the radical idea of liberty and justice for all!

$1 from every drink sold will benefit DCAF

Wednesday, June 30

5:30pm-9pm

Madams Organ Roof Deck

2461 18th Street, NW

$10-$20 suggested donation

Goooooooooooooal! Bowl-a-Thon Raises $14,503.25 for DC Abortion Fund

WOW!

About three or so weeks ago, two women came to the DCAF board and said,

Hey, we saw on twitter that the other Abortion Funds are doing bowl-a-thons in May.  We want to plan one for you. We pretty much won’t take no for an answer

FEMpire Strikes Back! 2010 bowl-a-thon organizers

Shock.  Silent glee.  Acceptance.

We agreed to bowl.

We set an ambitious goal of $4,000.

We decide the purpose of this year’s event is mostly to raise awareness for Bowl-a-thon 2011.

FEMpire Strikes Back! Our 2010 bowl-a-thon organizers, Danielle Geong & Val Vilott

Um… WRONG!

Thanks to the amazing women who spearheaded this event, Danielle Geong  and Val Vilott (aka Han-Bowlo & Millenium Val-Con), we blew past the $4,000 mark!  Then the $8,000 mark!

At the urging of the National Network for Abortion Funds, we changed the goal to $12,000.

And then the DC pro-choice community blew that goal out of the water too!

While the last day to make a bowl-a-thon gift is Friday May 7th, as of today… we’ve raised $14,503.25!

Let’s put that in perspective:

Average annual income of the women we serve $7,000

ALL Event-related donations made between July 2008 – June 2009 (FY08-09): $6,275

Let’s say it one more time…. WOW!

Thank you for coming together as a community to make this event so successful!

Other highlights of the event to follow and stay tuned!  We’re in blog format now and will be updating often.

Words of Choice! DC Premiere is 4/23

Tickets to see Words of Choice are now on sale!

Tickets can be bought at http://bit.ly/wordsofchoice

WHEN: Friday, April 23 @ 7pm

words of choiceWHERE: True Reformer Building, Lankford Auditorium

1200 U St NW, Washington, DC

COST: $20 Regular seating, $40 Premier Seating

WHAT IT IS:

This is the DC Premiere of the play that won NARAL Pro-Choice America’s 2009 Champion of Choice Award.  This play is a tapestry of 14 powerful ’shorts’ — serious and comic – regarding a woman’s right to choose.  Ensemble cast includes the show’s creator, Cindy Cooper.

Tickets can be bought at http://bit.ly/wordsofchoice

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