Have you gotten your tickets for Blush Ball yet? You better hurry it’s only one week away! Not only is it a fun party with great entertainment, it’s A Party With A Purpose to support Metropolitan Center for Women and Children (METRO). Their Mission Statement:
To break the cycle of violence and aid survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking through advocacy, intervention, empowerment and transformation.
And they do this through a number of services. Here’s what some of the money raise for METRO goes to:
$35 School supplies and backpack for one child who lives in the shelter
$50 One week milk supply for the shelter
$50 School uniforms for one child living in the shelter
$85 Food for one women and child per week
$50 Art and Play Therapy supplies for one month of daily children’s groups
$125 New slippers, undergarments, robes and pajamas for one woman and her two children who come into the shelter with no belongings of their own
$150 Monthly cost to operate the 24-hour crisis line
$250 One month of cab fare and/or bus tokens for residents to get to safety (shelter) and to get to/from health care appointments
$600 One day of counseling services for our region (cost includes staff salaries and fringes, electricity, insurance, building maintenance)
Visit their website to learn more, or to donate directly to METRO. But we’d really love for to you join us at Blush Ball when we give METRO the big check!