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Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated to our cause so far!

If you have not already, or want to contribute more, please consider donating to our cause. Even $5 can go a long way towards making Keep Safe a reality! You can donate by clicking on the donate button above.

Want to Know More About Where the Money Goes?

Our initial fundraising goal is $6,315. This is the cost to run our focus groups and a 6 month pilot with 30 sex workers on the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

The full budget is as follows:

Item Information Cost
Sample GPS Devices Sample prototype devices ordered direct from manufacturers to pick the best device with easiest functionality and user friendliness

8 Devices of Varying Costs with Shipping/Importation Duties

$574.14

GPS Devices for Pilot Devices for Pilot Run with 30 sex workers on the DTES

30 x $50 each

$1500.00

Focus Groups Focus groups with sex workers to decide on device design and function

3 Focus Groups x $300 each (Honorarium, Copies, and Refreshments)

$900.00

Website Domain www.keepsafebutton.org domain registration for 1 year

$0.50

SIM Cards Needed for mobile panic button device functionality

30 cards at $10.00 per unit

$300.00

Credit for SIM Cards Needed for mobile panic button device functionality

30  units x 7/month x 6 months

$1800.00

Educational session to individuals who want to use GPS Device Cost of photocopying a short and simple “How-To” guide, snacks, room booking costs

$100.00

Operational Costs-Wireless Hot-Spot Device In order to maintain the software with on-call staff: wireless hot-spot device to provide mobile internet and receive calls for help

$200.00

Operational Costs-Monthly Service for Wireless Hot-Spot Monthly fee for internet via wireless hot-spot (quoted by Rogers Wireless)

6 month trial at $50.00 per month

$300.00

Operational Costs-Laptop Laptop: in order to maintain the software with on-call staff

$500.00

Operational Costs-Internet-based Phone Service Monthly fee to create an internet-based phone number to receive SOS requests, i.e. Skype number

6 month trial at $40.00

TOTAL:

$6315.00