New Meetup: Charity Event to Benefit My Sister's Place

From: Lisa
Sent on: Monday, September 27, 2010 4:20 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for West Valley Activities Group!

What: Charity Event to Benefit My Sister's Place

When: Saturday, October 16,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Devils Martini North
NE corner of Scottsdale Rd & Shea 10825 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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I would like to invite you all to this great event. Several members of Meetup are putting on this great event and have asked me to post it on our calendar. Please attend The HUGE Charity Event to help raise money for My Sister's Place; this is a Domestic Violence Shelter who is in need of money. This Charity Event is going to be awesome and I really hope you will be able to join me and support My Sister's Place.

The details of the event are below:
All proceeds will go to My Sister's Place - a domestic violence shelter that is in serious need of support. Due to the economy their contributions are down and they sadly do not have the space or the necessary items to support all the women and families coming to their door.

Devil's Martini graciously donated their venue for this fundraising event gratis.

Sugabear from 101.5 JAMZ will be Emcee'ing the event!
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Event details:

Silent Auction items

Light hors d'ouevres and 2 for 1 drink specials: 6:00 to 8:00

Bachelor/bachelorette Auction: 7:00 to 8:30

Final bids for Silent Auction: 8:45

DJ and dancing: 9:00 till close!

FYI:

"According to the National Violence Against Women Survey (NVAWS) about 1.5 million women are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, which measured only physical assaults, ?there were 691,710 nonfatal violent victimizations committed by current or former spouses, boyfriends, or girlfriends of the victims during 2001.?3 Of these, 85% were against women. The NVAWS also found that 22.1 percent of women surveyed, compared to 7.4 percent of men, reported being physically assaulted by a current or former partner in their lifetime.
Youth and Children: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1.5 million high school students nationwide have experienced physical dating violence. See VAWOR The Facts About Teen Dating Violence In-Brief for further information. Of the homes where police responded to domestic violence calls in five U.S. cities, 43% of the children in these homes were under 12 years old. Exposure to domestic violence is associated with a host of increased childhood problems, such as acting aggressively with others, depression and anxiety. A 20-year prospective study of 543 children found that exposure to domestic violence between parents during childhood was a key statistical predictor of both perpetrating violence against an adult partner as well as receiving it from an adult partner."


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