Nonprofit Dedicated to Breaking the Cycles of Homelessness, Poverty and Domestic Violence Will Host Annual Fundraising Event October 12 at Atlanta Athletic Club
Duluth, Ga., September 13, 2019 – When one thinks about homelessness, they might not envision people dressed in formal evening attire. However, when Rainbow Village hosts its “We Are Family” Benefit Gala each year, tuxedos and little black dresses are precisely what an amazing group of benefactors and advocates wear to show their support for the nonprofit with a mission to transform lives by breaking the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. Serving as one of Duluth-based Rainbow Village’s largest fundraisers of the year, the 2019 Rainbow Village “We Are Family” Benefit Gala will be hosted at the Atlanta Athletic Club on Saturday, October 12 at 6 p.m. A number of seats and sponsorships at this popular annual event still remain.
“Our Annual Gala serves as a celebration of sorts,” said Melanie Conner, CEO of Rainbow Village. “We’re taking a moment to recognize how very far we’ve come and how many lives we’ve touched. At the same time, we’re saying thank you to our many family, corporate, municipal and faith partners for their incredible support in the year since our last Gala. Lastly – and perhaps most importantly – we’re recognizing the fact that we still have so much more to do. Homelessness remains a major issue in this country – impacting more than 56,000 families in this country just last year alone. All of the proceeds from our Gala go to support the operations and crucial programs available at the Rainbow Village campus – which has the capacity to house and serve 30 homeless families at any given time. Unlike many homeless programs that simply provide shelter and food, we deliver the tools our residents need to transition from a life plagued by poverty or just barely getting by to a life filled with promise with the skills to not only survive but thrive!”
Individual tickets are $175/person. A number of sponsorships for this event remain, many of which include tickets or a table for 10 + opportunities for promotion. Gala tickets include champagne reception, seated dinner with complimentary wine, silent and live auctions, games with chances to win prizes and more. A favorite among attendees in recent years is participation in the wall of wine, where guests can purchase a random bottle that is potentially much more valuable than the purchase price. Proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships, auctions and the wall of wine benefit Rainbow Village to help provide:
- A safe place for a homeless family to live in one of 30 apartments on one campus in Duluth
- Empowerment training for adults in the areas of workforce development, financial literacy/economic education, success coaching, mentoring and life skills workshops
- An after-school program and an early childhood development center
- And more…
To purchase tickets or sign on as a sponsor of the 2019 Rainbow Village “We Are Family” Benefit Gala, please visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/ddQ/. More information about Rainbow Village and its programs can be found at www.rainbowvillage.org. For those unable to attend the Gala, donations are always welcome and can be made at the Rainbow Village website.
About Rainbow Village: Established in 1991 and based in Duluth, Georgia, Rainbow Village is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to breaking the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. Committed to serving as a “community of transformation”, Rainbow Village applies a holistic, two-generational approach to serving homeless families with children. With the goal of helping families achieve emotional stability and financial independence, Rainbow Village provides housing, early childhood education and after-school care, child and youth programming, financial planning, career counseling, workforce readiness, mental health counseling, community events and more. Rainbow Village accepts applications from homeless families with minor children throughout Georgia. To learn more about Rainbow Village, register as a volunteer or make a donation, visit www.rainbowvillage.org.