HOW YOU CAN SAVE LIVES

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Everyone:

  • Tell your family, friends, and community about the law and organization
  • Write a “Letter to the Editor” or ask a newspaper columnist to write about the law
  • Do a brochure/poster campaign in your community; ask places like movie theaters, shopping malls, bars, and public transportation providers to participate by displaying posters in their bathrooms, on buses, etc.
  • Contact a celebrity to help. Different states have different safe haven laws, so find out who will be traveling in Illinois and see how you can work together.
  • Hold a fundraiser to raise money for the cause while raising awareness
  • Set up distribution sites throughout your community for pamphlets and flyers
  • Staff a table or booth at a community, school, or health fair
  • Post information about the law on your website or social media pages
  • Offer to teach a class about the law at a local school; bring an educator packets for faculty
  • Use your contacts; recruit their help
  • Research available grants for the organization
  • “Like” our Facebook page.
  • Visit our website for more information.
  • Donate!

Students:

  • Get your school to put information on their website
  • Hold a safe haven awareness campaign at school. Gauge the campaign’s effectiveness by measuring before and after awareness levels. Document your findings and determine how to improve the campaign in the future. Ask marketing, political science, and health and child service students and professors for help as needed. Get permission before putting up posters, erecting a booth, etc.
  • Do a report or class project about the law
  • Get on-campus clubs and organizations involved. Find out how you can make safe haven awareness part of upcoming events (everything from health fairs and new student orientations, to concerts, dances and family reunions)
  • Hold an Safe Haven Pep Rally or competition like “Extreme Telephone” where the message being passed is information about the law
  • Get permission to cover your school in flyers, write in chalk on the sidewalks, paint the windows
  • Get an educator packet for the faculty and let them know that law mandates they teach about the law in Health Ed classes for grades 6 – 12

Businesses:

  • Post an announcement on your company website and/or newsletter
  • Start an employee giving program with the business offering to match the amount raised
  • Include a blurb about the law on receipts, order forms, or catalogs
  • Who prints your decals for cars, benches, dumpsters? Ask them to make a product donation to Save Abandoned Babies

As of 2016, 3,227 infants have been safely surrendered to Safe Havens nationally.

Please help us continue our passion, commitment and dedication to spreading awareness of Safe Haven laws.