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Welcome to Kelsey's RAINNmaker Page!

Kelsey's Status Update

"Follow me in my fight...I'm on FB at facebook.com/bands4RAINN and on twitter @Band4RAINN"

My RAINNmaker Campaign Info

After hearing from my parents about the allegations of abuse by Jerry Sandusky, I decided that I wanted to make a difference and make the community service component of my bat mitzvah preparation towards helping survivors. I want to make sure this never happens again. With the support of my father, Charles, I created Bands4RAINN in January and have raised over $19,000!!! (Over $2,500 in donations aren't able to be shown here).

With my Bat Mitzvah now at its end point, I have decided that this is too important a cause to let drop...Bands4RAINN will continue into the foreseeable future, and will continue to expand each year. This year's big expansion is the WarEagles4RAINN Sexual Violence Awareness Week at my high school (South Forsyth High - Cumming, GA).

My revised goal is to raise $30,000 by December 31, 2014.

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PLEASE NOTE:

WarEagles4RAINN Concert4Courage and Hoops4Hope were a big success...together, we raised almost $3,000!!!

Check out the progress of the team at: www.wareagles4rainn.org
Feel free to donate to this effort at: https://donate.rainn.org/wareagles4rainn

Please contact me at bands4rainn@comcast.net or contact@wareagles4rainn.org if you can help.
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AWARDS:

2012 RAINN "HOPE" Award
2012 President's Volunteer Service Award
2013 Prudential Spirit of Community
2013 National Non-Profits & Advocates Apprecilove Week "NNPAAW" Honoree
2013 President's Volunteer Service Award
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Bands4RAINN say “HOPE. COURAGE. STRENGTH.” We have sold them at many different events, with the largest event being the Penn State Blue and White game back in April. You can help the fight against sexual violence by donating here to my campaign or buying a B4R at store.rainn.org
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Jennifer Toof (AKA Toastee) and the Penn State Community (proving that WEstillARE) are both still on board, and helping me to grow this effort.

For those of you visiting State College, be sure to go to see Michael Pilato's "INSPIRATIONS" mural. Maybe you can take a pic of you, wearing your Bands4RAINN, next to my portrait in the mural. If you do, be sure to post it to the Bands4RAINN Facebook page.

Also, please join Penn State Offensive Line Coach Herb Hand for his first annual "Pizza Crawl" on April 27, 2014

SIGN UP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inaugural-herb-hand-pizza-crawl-tickets-11316478893

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***Remember RAINN's mission and how your donations help***

HELPING VICTIMS
$10 - Provides help for one survivor, through the National Sexual Assault Hotline
$90 - Operates the Online Helpline for 30 minutes

EDUCATING THE PUBLIC
$50 - Educates 2,500 people a month about sexual violence risks and recovery
$30 - Provides safety tips to 1,500 college students

IMPROVING PUBLIC POLICY
$100 - Provides DNA briefings to 16 congressional offices
$65 - Distributes research on sexual assault statistical trends to 5 policy makers.
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Below are links to news articles that I have been featured in! (Look for more soon)

1. http://psucommedia.com/centre-county-report/story/the-centre-county-report-april-27-2012

2. http://www.mitzvahmarket.com/mitzvah-spotlight/projects/mitzvah-project-bands4rainn/

3. http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2012/04/23/bat_mitzvah_girl_feature.aspx

4. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/06/27/montgomery-county-girl-raising-money-for-sex-abuse-victims/

5. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/07/24/montgomery-county-girl-raises-money-for-victims-of-abuse/

6. http://www.nbcwashington.com/video/#!/news/local/Girl-Raises-Funds-for-Sex-Abuse-Survivors/165508726

7. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-parenting/post/penn-state-scandals-better-angels/2012/08/08/18e13220-e0d6-11e1-8fc5-a7dcf1fc161d_blog.html

8. http://rainn.org/news-room/12-year-old-raises-more-than-10000-for-RAINN

9. http://issuu.com/centrecountygazette/docs/centrecogaz_8-30-12_web/1

10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylEBbHsxjB0

11. http://jameslandrith.com/content/view/3903/79/

12. http://www.psumontco.com/images.html?file_id=zOfCUYnZTw0%3D

13. http://onwardstate.com/community/future-penn-state-rainnmaker-raises-awareness/

14. http://onwardstate.com/2012/10/24/an-american-hero-two-paternos-and-three-white-roses/

15. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/georgias-top-two-youth-volunteers-selected-in-18th-annual-national-awards-program-2013-02-05

16. http://www.survivormanual.com/2013/02/a-simple-gesture-of-hope-strength-and-courage/

17. http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/21552607/cumming-teen-honored-with-prudential-spirit-of-community-award

18. http://www.11alive.com/news/article/288124/3/Local-Teen-wins-Volunteer-Award

19. http://issuu.com/forsythnews/docs/youthapr2013_v2/1

20. http://www.northfulton.com/Articles-EDUCATION-c-2013-04-23-198455.114126-sub-Piney-Grove-MS-student-Kelsey-Hirsch-honored-nationally.html

21. http://legiscan.com/GA/text/SR254/id/750610 (GA State Legislation's Resolution)

22. http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130506-904164.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

23. http://www.northfulton.com/Articles-EDUCATION-c-2013-05-13-198763.114126-sub-Two-Georgia-youth-honored-for-volunteerism.html

24. http://m.soundcloud.com/cnn/cnn-radio-news-day-june-6-2013

25. http://cnnradio.cnn.com/2013/06/21/12-year-old-tackles-gross-problem/

26. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sisfi/2013/08/29/mr-brett-a-scudder-interviews-13yo-ms-kelsey-hirsch

27. http://www.volunteennation.org/blog (February 2014 Article)

28. http://groupthink.jezebel.com/toastee-from-vh1s-flavor-of-love-wants-to-talk-abo-1525988106

29. http://loop.thesmartgirlsgroup.com/2014/02/21/offering-hope-courage-and-strength-rainn-profile/

30. http://www.hoopseen.com/index.php/news/headlines/item/1139-hirsh-wants-to-raise-awareness-with-3-on-3-tournament

31. http://beta.congress.gov/crec/2014/04/10/CREC-2014-04-10-pt1-PgH3149.pdf

32. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tnKEYaVvFw4

33. http://onwardstate.com/2014/04/15/join-us-for-the-inaugural-herb-hand-pizza-crawl/
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Being a RAINNmaker has been one of the most important things I've ever done. With your help, we can make a huge difference for survivors of sexual violence!

Please visit me on Facebook and twitter as well...every 'like' and 'follow' helps awareness

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Bands4RAINN

TWITTER : @Bands4RAINN

My true goal is to bring HOPE. COURAGE. STRENGTH. to survivors by having everyone wear a Band4RAINN and show them we care...

PLEASE HELP ME MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Thank you to my supporters!

Lee Ann Ciccarella
$6.00
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$3.00
Russ Fine
$6.00
Christopher Zegar
$15.00
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$18.00
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$3.00
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$12.00
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$3.00
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$21.00
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$15.00
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$24.00
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$60.50
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$3.00
Christine Miller
$3.00
Don Phelps
$6.00
An Evening of Celebration RAINN Event
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$50.00
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$10.00
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$10.00
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$5.00
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$3.00
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$10.00
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$10.00
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$3.00
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$10.00
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$50.00
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$3.00
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$5.00
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$10.00
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$1.50
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$5.00
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$1.50
Indiegogo Campaign
$121.00
Chelsea McGuinness
$5.00