Exciting news on Pedal for Project Impact!

Great News….. interested bikers are invited to join in the beginning miles of the journey!   This adventure to help raise awareness and funds for Project Impact at Safe Avenues, is being held on June 3, 2013 at 7 am at the Glacial Lake State Trail (the trail head at the Willmar Civic Center).  Bob Hines and Gary Miller will complete a 450 mile ride!  You can follow their progress on the blog http://2wheeler.areavoices.com/2013/05/07/346/

Pedal for Project Impact

Bob Hines and Gary Miller will be riding along the Glacial Lakes Trail for a week long journey to raise funds for Project Impact at Safe Avenues.  They will begin the ride on June 3 in Willmar, traveling to Long Prairie, Park Rapids and on to Bemidji.  They will head down the Paul Bunyan Trail to Pequot Lakes, on to Albany and then home to Willmar.  They plan to cover at least 450 miles!  They pedal to bring awareness and raise money for Project Impact, which is a children’s program for victims of domestic violence. If you would like to donate to the “Pedal for Project Impact” you can visit the Safe Avenues website at www.willmarshelter.com for more information.   You can follow the teams progress as they travel through Minnesota on their blog:  2wheeler.areavoices.com

Donate – A Way For You To Help

Think of the one place in the world where you feel safe and comfortable and able just to be yourself.  This is the one place victims of violence crave to be.

Many of the men, women and children have nothing more than the clothes on their back when they flee to Safe Avenues from violent situations.  Due to a financial burden on the victim, the basic household items come in the shape of generous donations from our community supporters.

Furniture donations are especially critical for victims of violence who are forced to make difficult choices.  If you have furniture or household items that no longer fit your lifestyle, but are still usable, we can benefit from your furniture donation.

When you donate furniture to Safe Avenues, it not only gets a second chance but it can also give victims a feeling of security, comfort, and home.  Your furniture donate will help a child not have to sleep on the floor another night; a kitchen table and chairs will help a family enjoy meals together; a desk will help children complete homework; an end table and lamp will give victims light to see their newly established safe home.

Currrently, Safe Avenues is in need for furniture donations.

To learn how you can make a difference with your furniture donation call Safe Avenues at 1-320-235-0962 or visit WillmarShelter.com

Safe Avenues – Hope For Tomorrow Gala and Auction

Safe Avenues will kick off the 6th Annual Hope for Tomorrow Gala this Friday, April 13th. This magical event will be held at the Willmar Holiday Inn Convention Center.

The Hope for Tomorrow Gala is set to be filled with entertainment by Heartstrings and will also feature Melanie Eckhart as Master of Ceremonies and Kristine Fladboe-Duininck serving as the auctioneer. Also, this year’s social hour will launch at 5:00 p.m. and will be drawing attention to the unique silent auction items.  A delicious, gourmet dinner menu will be served at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by scheduled programs, as well as, the gala’s famous live auction.

For those that will be in attendance for this extraordinary experience, we welcome you and hope you will enjoy the evening.

There is no finer investment for our community than to provide safety, promote justice, and prevent future harm towards victims of abuse

Hope for Tomorrow Gala and Auction

Our 6th Annual Gala will be on Friday, April 13th, 2012

Register your attendance now for Safe Avenues’ 6th Annual Gala.
Please respond by April 4, 2012.

Last year’s “Hope For Tomorrow” Gala was a huge success raising $38,000 for Safe Avenues’ general programming and an additional $17,000 for Safe Avenues’ youth program, Project Impact. This program does not receive state or federal funding, so these donations make it possible to continue serving youth witnesses and victims of domestic and sexual violence.  The Gala provided community members an opportunity, through real testimonies of children served by Safe Avenues, to understand the benefit and necessity of Project Impact’s services. 

“The community response was overwhelming” says Kasey Baker, 2011 Gala Chair.  “The community understands the need for the services that Safe Avenues provides.  It’s not just about the financial gifts.  The generosity of time and of spirit is astounding.”