Special Projects: Top Needed Items

One of the many ways that our donors can contribute to The Grateful Garment Project is by donating new (or slightly used) items that will be allocated for special projects. TGGP works to create more hospitable, comfortable, and inviting spaces for victims of sexual assault. These spaces include (but are not limited to) hospital waiting […]


TGGP’s Public Speaking Engagement: Kiwanis Club of San Jose

Lisa J. Blanchard spent the evening on Tuesday, February 26th speaking to the Kiwanis Club of San Jose. The Kiwanis Club is a volunteer-based group of individuals who focus their efforts on service to children and their community. The Grateful Garment Project would was a perfect fit for the Kiwanis meeting on Tuesday night, where Kiwanis members meet to hear from […]


Special Project: SFWAR beautification by All State Insurance of Menlo Park

The Menlo Park branch of All State Insurance partnered with The Grateful Garment Project in August, 2012  with the goal of beautifying the counseling rooms at the SFWAR (San Francisco Women Against Rape) facility in San Francisco. SFWAR is a community-based organization, whose work includes counseling for victims (and family members of victims) of sexual assault. They also provide support groups, medical and […]


Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

More and more companies are starting to jump on the Corporate Social Responsibility Program (CSR) bandwagon. The CSR is great way to generate community awareness of your brand, give back to the community who supports your business, and generate more employee engagement. It is through working together (employers and employees) that bosses can connect with […]


The Grateful Garment Project’s GRANT from Aram Sei

The Grateful Garment Project is so excited to be given a grant by Aram Sei. Aram Sei, is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to support grass roots NGO’s in the areas of education and health care. AS receives funding through fundraising and growing awareness throughout the community. Aram Sei, which translates to “help others” […]


The Role of Speaking Engagements

One of the best resources for getting a targeted message to a large audience is through speaking engagements. For non-profit organizations (especially a grass roots NPO) speaking events are often the best way to inform the community it serves without cutting into their limited financial resources (which are earmarked for the individuals they are working […]


Oakland Highlands Hospital: TGGP’s Special Project

The Grateful Garment Project took on the task of creating a more peaceful and comfortable space in the Oakland Highlands Hospital SART facility. Part of TGGP mission is to help reduce any further impact of discomfort for victims who have entered SART facilities (or related service centers) after sexual assault. It is our belief that […]


What Is SART?

Sexual Assault Response Teams are designed to ensure that victims of sexual assault are given a broad range of care and services that will aid in their healing (mental, physical, and emotional) as well as increase the probability of the perpetrator being prosecuted. SART is a coordinated effort that calls upon many disciplines to ensure […]


Giving Guide: Top Ten Items

The Grateful Garment Project works to provide (new) clothing, food, and toiletries to men, women, and children who enter Sexual Assault Response Team facilities in hospitals (and other related service centers) throughout California. During their time in [these] facilities, victims are asked to hand over their clothing for forensic evidence. If there is no one […]


The Grateful Garment Blog

The Grateful Garment Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing new clothes, grooming items, food items, and other necessary items to victims of sexual assault. When a sexual assault victim enters the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) facility for an exam (rape kit), they are typically asked to surrender their clothing to provide […]