Monday, April 22, 2019

Help for Hope

This caught my eye:

Hopeworks is holding a fundraiser at Cured/18th & 21st. From their website:

100% of proceeds from this event will support survivors as they move from crisis to recovery. Safety, recovery from trauma, and protection from violence are all priceless resources that victims find here at HopeWorks. Your support will leave a lasting impact on those we serve.

In case you are not aware, Hopeworks is Howard County's sexual assault and domestic violence center. They host a variety of programs and operate a 24-hour help hotline.

A while back I wondered at an advertisement for an event at Cured which boasted high priced tickets for a VIP evening of fun and classic cocktails. I was perplexed that anyone would pay that much money for an event that wasn’t “in aid of” something. Readers let me know that such events were really a thing, and also came back with high praise for the venue itself: 
Cured/18th & 21st. 

It only makes sense that I would highlight this upcoming event under the circumstances. Here is one of our new, local hot spots opening its doors for a charitable cause. I hope Columbia/Howard County will turn out and make this event a success.

Domestic Violence and sexual assault are uncomfortable issues to talk about. That may make it more difficult to raise the funds needed to keep these very necessary programs running. If you’re not a $125.00 sort of person, I’m sure they welcome small donations. Or you could apply to volunteer.

So, a well-deserved shout-out to the folks on Grantchester Way for being a partner in this local charitable event. Go if you can, or chat it up on social media to spread the word.

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