As part of their commitment to support the work of the Center of Hope, the GFWC Spring Station Woman’s Club is in the final stages of planning for the 2nd annual “Amethyst Affair – Art, Auction, & Awareness” fundraiser. The formal event will be Friday night, October 9 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm in the UAW Ballroom. Tickets for this formal event are only $30 per person and will include dinner, 2 drink coupons (wine, beer, soft drinks), art, music, live and silent auctions, a professional photo booth, awareness activities, a wine pull and more.
Imagine, if you will, living a life full of fear and pain, never knowing when you would be physically attacked or verbally abused, and constantly worrying about how to protect your children. Victims and families experiencing the scourge of domestic violence go through this angst at an unprecedented rate in Maury County. In fact, we are the 4th worst county in the state for reported incidents of domestic violence!
Where, you ask, can victims turn when they make the momentous decision to escape their situation? In our area, they would contact the Center of Hope Domestic Violence Shelter in Columbia. Our local shelter provides counseling, court advocacy and protective housing to victims and their families. However, in order to provide a safe place to live for the large number of people served by the shelter, they need to build or purchase at least 12 more units of housing.
Auction items will include four one-day tickets to Walt Disney World, an autographed Yamaha guitar and other items from Brad Paisley, an autographed guitar from Kenny Loggins, naming rights to be a character in a book, home decor, original art, jewelry, and much, much more.
Proceeds will be divided evenly between the shelter and the club, both of whom have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit status from the IRS. Last year, the club donated $5000 to the shelter. Our goal in 2015 is to exceed that by 20%.
PLEASE consider making a donation to the Amethyst Affair if you are unable to attend. There is an area for donations on the eventbrite page. The victims and their families need and deserve our support.More Community Events