We need your help to stop the violence. Join the movement. There are many ways you can make a difference.
Pick up a Don’t Shoot poster from our office and put it in your window or business, stand with us at shooting responses, speak your peace, attend community events, share our tweets and facebook posts. Refer a young person to our Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets or Make It Happen! programs.
Become an S.O.S. Volunteer and help end violence in your neighborhood. Please contact Ariella Kupetz, the volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 718-619-3402.
To make a monetary donation to S.O.S., please click here. You’ll be directed to our parent organization’s donation page, the Center for Court Innovation. You can designate where you want your funding to go in the drop down menu; funding designated to the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center will support the S.O.S. Brooklyn sites, YO S.O.S., Make It Happen, S.O.S. C.A.N., Bed-Stuy Anti-Violence project, and Legal Hand. Checks can be written to the “Fund for the City of New York,” which is our fiscal sponsor. Please put Crown Heights Community Mediation Center in the subject line.
The first step to achieving change is to get informed. Please visit our readings page to learn about gun violence in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and beyond, and what we can do to help stop the violence.
S.O.S. and YO S.O.S. staff may be able to give a workshop or presentation about gun violence and our work in your school. Please call 718-773-6886 if you’re interested.
Submit anti-violence artwork to the Arts to End Violence Festival, create a public service announcement, or help S.O.S. create effective public education materials. If you are a graphic designer, web designer, photographer, or curator, please contact Amy at email@example.com to find out how your skills can be utilized.
TALK ABOUT IT
Host a screening of The Interrupters and hold a discussion with your peers about the effects of gun violence. See a guide created by The Interrupters here. You can also use the movie to advocate for the Youth Promise Act. See details here
S.O.S. is also looking for tickets to entertainment, sporting and cultural events. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have access to free or reduced price tickets.