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2014 speak for rainn campaign

Laurie Halse Anderson's courageous novel Speak tells the powerful story of high school freshman Melinda Sordino and her recovery from sexual assault. Since Speak was published in 1999, Laurie has devoted herself to helping survivors like Melinda to find their voice. This April, Laurie needs your help.

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month and the 15-year anniversary of Speak, Laurie has joined forces with RAINN to create #Speak4RAINN15, a campaign to raise funds and connect survivors with the help they deserve. You can make a difference this April by donating $15 to #Speak4RAINN15. Once you donate, Macmillan, publisher of Speak, will match your contribution dollar-for-dollar! $10 helps one survivor through RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE), so combined with support from Macmillan, your $15 will help three survivors of sexual violence!

For over 15 years, Melinda's story has given thousands of survivors the courage to come forward. Please join Laurie today in showing other survivors that recovery is possible.

Join the conversation on Twitter with @halseanderson and @RAINN01 by using the hashtag #Speak4RAINN15.

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault, it’s never too late to get help. Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected to your sexual assault service provider, or visit online.rainn.org to chat one-on-one with a RAINN staff member. You are not alone.

Campaign rules, incentives and restrictions:

Donate $25 or more and receive a signed Speak poster.
You will receive a signed Speak poster by author Laurie Halse Anderson with a single donation of $25 or more to #Speak4RAINN15. Your donation must be received through donate.rainn.org/speak or postmarked by April 30, 2014. Your entire contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Limit of one signed poster per donation, while supplies last. We reserve the right to provide unsigned posters or an alternate gift if the signed poster is not available.

Donate $75 or more and receive a signed copy of Speak.
You will receive a signed copy of Speak by author Laurie Halse Anderson and a signed Speak poster with a single donation of $75 or more to #Speak4RAINN15. Your donation must be received through donate.rainn.org/speak or postmarked by April 30, 2014. Your entire contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, less $9.99, which represents the market value of your copy of Speak. Limit of one signed book per donation, while supplies last. We reserve the right to provide unsigned books or an alternate gift if the signed book is not available.

Donate $500 and your likeness (or that of someone you choose) will appear in a scene from the upcoming Speak graphic novel.
Here’s your chance to appear in your favorite book! If you make a donation of $500 or more, a graphic rendition of you, or someone you choose, will appear in the background of a scene from the Speak — the graphic novel. You will also receive a signed copy of Speak by author Laurie Halse Anderson and a signed Speak poster. If you decide to include in the graphic novel the likeness of someone you know, written permission must accompany the photograph on which the likeness will be based. The person appearing in the novel must be 18 years or older. Your donation must be received through donate.rainn.org/speak or postmarked by April 30, 2014. Offer is good only while supplies last. Additional terms and conditions will apply. We reserve the right to provide an alternate gift if for any reason the graphic novel appearance cannot be arranged.

Donate $1,000 and Laurie will participate in a group Skype.
Donate $1,000 and Laurie will join your writers group, book club or gathering of kindred spirits via Skype to discuss inspiration, craft and the business of writing. Donate the full $1,000 personally, or get members of the group to chip in. The Skype visit will not exceed one half hour and will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date. With a donation of $1,000 or more, you will also receive a signed copy of Speak and a signed Speak poster. Your donation must be received in full through donate.rainn.org/speak or postmarked by April 30, 2014. Offer is good only while supplies last. Additional terms and conditions will apply. We reserve the right to provide an alternate gift if for any reason Laurie’s appearance cannot be arranged. A donation of $1,000 or more will entitle the donor to the Skype visit with Laurie but not the graphic novel appearance offered to a donor of $500 or more.

Have your gift to #Speak4RAINN15 matched by Macmillan, for up to $15,000.
From now through 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 30th, your gift through #Speak4RAINN15 will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total match of $15,000. To be match-eligible, donations must be made at donate.rainn.org/speak or by mail to #Speak4RAINN15 c/o RAINN at 1220 L Street, NW Suite 505 Washington, DC 20005.

If you have any questions about the rules and incentives above, please don’t hesitate to contact RAINN at 202.544.3561.









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