The SAFE Storybook Gala: A Midsummer Night's Dream
The SAFE Storybook Gala, one of Austin’s most exciting events, comes to the Fairmont Hotel at 101 Red River Street on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
This year, the newly rebranded SAFE Storybook Gala brings you A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Fairmont Hotel located in downtown Austin. Each year the Gala chairs will choose their favorite storybook to highlight as the theme. This year the Gala will be co-chaired by Cindy Klatt and Michelle Long Held, who have chosen the magical A Midsummer Night's Dream.
At the event, the Guardian Award will be presented to Gretchen and Bob Ellis, who have been involved in the Austin business and nonprofit communities for almost 30 years.
Last year the SAFE Gala raised $1.1 million through sponsorships, table and ticket sales, and a live auction; the proceeds all went to support the SAFE Children’s Shelter.
For too many kids growing up in Austin, child abuse is a life sentence. Every year, there are more than 2,000 cases of child abuse reported, and over 400 children are removed from their homes as a result. This suffering and trauma affects their long-term physical and mental health — leading to a greater risk of incarceration, teen pregnancy, dropping out of high school or college, homelessness, and suicide.
SAFE is working to help kids heal and recover from trauma so they can live successful, independent lives. We cannot achieve this without your support. Sponsorships and tickets are on sale now at https://501auctions.com/safegala/
The Gala will also include a Luxury Raffle, with the Grand Prize being a three-year lease on a Mercedes-Benz C 300 Cabriolet or a Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan provided by Mercedes-Benz of Austin. The second prize is a choice of one of three diamond jewelry pieces (valued at $5,000 each) provided by Diamonds Direct and the third prize is $1,000 in custom clothing fitted by Katie Fore of Tom James. Tickets for the raffle are $100 each, but you do get an 11th ticket free when you buy ten tickets. The drawing will be on Saturday, November 10th, at the SAFE Storybook Gala. Winners must be 18 or older and need not be present to win. The raffle ticket price does not include entry to the Gala. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at https://501auctions.com/safegala/
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Dinner, Program and Live Auction
9:30 p.m. Dancing and Entertainment
SAFE is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence. SAFE’s goal is ambitious and simple: stop abuse for everyone. Learn more about our merger here. Learn more about our services and programs, campuses, and locations of services at safeaustin.org
101 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701
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