Cedar Rapids Gives endeavors to assist and protect those exploited by abuse with particular concern for, but not limited to, those involved in the human sex trafficking industry.

Cedar Rapids Gives accomplishes this goal through:

  1. “Rescue” – Providing aid to organizations and individuals working to recover those who have been placed in harm’s way.
  2. “Restoration” – Assisting those organizations and individuals committed to the compassionate work of bringing hope, healing and renewal to those traumatized by abuse.
  3. “Prevention” – Helping to support exempt organizations (including Cedar Rapids Gives) and individuals who work to educate others regarding abuse and human trafficking.

CRG Board on steps 2

Cedar Rapids Gives Board of Directors

Lenchen Raeside, Founder and President

Dr. Michael Brooks, Treasurer

Jessica Bass, Secretary

Vicki Brooks

Lori Caldwell

Debra Gardner

Bob Raeside


Special thanks to Elaine Parry, Cedar Rapids Gives Prayer Coordinator