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FAQs about Giving and Volunteering with SAVE

Can I make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one?

Yes, you may make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one either through a SAVE Named Memorial or Board of Honor. A SAVE Named Memorial is a memorial established to honor and/or remember someone who has lost his or her life through suicide or who the donor wishes to remember or honor for other reasons. A SAVE Board of Honor on the other hand provides you the opportunity to remember, celebrate, recognize or pay tribute to those individuals, couples and groups whose life, accomplishement or significant achievement were admired by friends, family, or colleagues.

What percentage of my donation goes to suicide prevention programs?

At SAVE, 92% of the budget goes to Program Services while only 8% goes to Administrative costs.

Is my credit card information secure?

Yes, all donations or purchases completed through SAVE's website are secure.

I want to make a donation but don't like submitting the information over the web. What should I do?

If you don't feel comfortable making a donation online you may send a check to SAVE- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education at 8120 Penn Ave. S., Suite 470, Bloomington, MN 55431. You may also call SAVE at 952-946-7998 to make a donation over the phone. Thank you for your generosity.

I have a question about an online donation. Whom can I call?

Please call SAVE at 952-946-7998 and speak to Francene Rolstad or email her at

How do I go about volunteering for SAVE?

To volunteer for SAVE, you may visit the Volunteer with SAVE section of the site to learn more about the opportunities available and to download the volunteer application form to submit to SAVE.

I don't live in Minnesota or Wisconsin but I want to help work on suicide prevention. How can I?

There are a number of ways you can help SAVE lives. First of all you can purchase some of SAVE's Suicide Prevention Resources which inlcude educational brochures for adults and youth that can be used for community prevention programs, schools, health care professionals, or businesses. These valuable tools provide an excellent opportunity to build community awareness as well as help those in need. Another way to help is to raise money to help SAVE continue to accomplish its mission of preventing suicide through public awareness and education, while reducing the stigma and serving as a resource to those touced by suicide. You can visit SAVE's Other Ways to Help section to learn more about fundraising for SAVE.