“Your escape can fund their escape,” when you attend the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley’s inaugural benefit gala “The Great Escape,” which will take place on Friday, March 17, starting at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. By purchasing a ticket for a night full of fun escapes and a chance to win a surprise weekend getaway, attendees are also supporting Domestic Violence Center clients who are trying to escape abusive relationships and environments. Tickets are $125 per person and may be purchased at dvc-scv.com/calendar.
“Escapees” will enjoy a classy night of dinner, cocktails, dancing, and be automatically entered into a drawing to win the grand prize getaway, which will be revealed at the event. Part of the fundraising effort includes an auction of suitcases painted by local artists to represent the stories of Domestic Violence Center clients. Each suitcase will also come with a surprise weekend getaway.
“This inaugural event is meant to highlight the reality of many domestic violence victims—they have a suitcase packed and hidden away so they can flee in an instant,” says Executive Director Linda Davies. “The funds raised at the gala will help those who have lost nearly everything regain a sense of independence and stability.”
“The Great Escape Gala will serve as an introduction for the community to learn more about our shelter and what we provide for the men, women, and children who seek our services,” says Davies.
As part of the night’s festivities, two $500 scholarship awards will be presented to the winners of the Domestic Violence Center’s Teen Public Service Announcement (PSA) video contest, in which teenage students were asked to submit a 60-second PSA to bring awareness to violence in teen relationships.
The Domestic Violence Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all ticket purchases are tax-deductible. Special sponsorship tables are also available. To purchase tickets for the #TheGreatEscape gala, learn more about the event, ways to volunteer and more, please visit www.dvc-scv.org.