Have a look at what we've accomplished so far.
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Formed a team under the name 'HP-TIE'
Competed in the Anu and Naveen Jain Women's Safety XPRIZE (until November), where we began researching for and designing our idea
Shared our progress for the first time with local media
Expanded the team
Had a social-media-based campaign to bring awareness to the imminence of threats to personal security- especially for women
Launched our first fundraiser by selling EMPOWER SAFETY wristbands. Proceeds helped us fund project costs as we worked on our idea into the new year.
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Ran the month-long #StandForSafety campaign, where students shared their stance on the importance of safety.
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Changed the name of our mobile platform on safety to BOLT in October 2019, a rebranding to better reflect the importance of speed when it comes to safety.
Shared our story with local media!
Launch event for the BOLT platform on the 18th on UBC's Vancouver campus.
Now that you've learned a bit more about our work, we welcome your support of our initiative.
In an effort to increase transparency about our operations, this is a rough breakdown of our annual costs, and what funding and donations go towards.
As a fully volunteer-run team, we truly value your support in helping us improve and increase our initiatives and projects.
Together, let's build safer communities.
ROUGH BREAKDOWN OF RECURRING ANNUAL COSTS:
This helps us keep our platforms and content up and running on a yearly basis, including our website plan and domain, and legal protection (like trademarking).
This helps us improve our existing platforms and content, and develop new projects. Just some of our initiatives include our free mobile platform with tips and resources, and our Safe Hubs project, where we're creating safer spaces in our communities for domestic abuse victims and survivors. We have also worked with women's shelters by donating care products and essential supplies to support their efforts to create safer spaces for women in unsafe domestic environments.
TOTAL FUNDRAISING GOAL (2020):