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Fund the Mission - Partnership Against Domestic Violence

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BENEFITING: Partnership Against Domestic Violence

EVENT DATE: May 02, 2015

Michelle Cercone

THE STORY:

PADV’s Hearts with Hope Gala is one of Atlanta’s premier fundraising galas.  Held on May 2, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Hearts with Hope offers a silent and live auction, dinner and entertainment.  The Gala is attended by 450+ of the most prominent individuals and companies in Metro Atlanta.  All money raised during this special evening fund PADV’s general operating budget; without which, we could not provide vital services to women and their children affected by domestic violence (“DV”).

PADV has been in existence, serving Atlanta and surrounding areas, for 39 years.  We are the largest nonprofit DV organization in Georgia.  Our mission is to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors.  Did you know?

  • Every nine seconds a woman is battered in the United States.
  • Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
  • In homes where partner abuse occurs, children are 1,500 times more likely to be abused.

PADV is working tirelessly to lower these statistics by offering safety and shelter for battered women and their children; restoring power, self-sufficiency and control to DV survivors; and by educating the public on the dynamics of DV.  In addition, PADV operates a 24-hour crisis line and two shelters, housing women and children, in Fulton and Gwinnett counties.  Our Gwinnett county shelter is the largest DV shelter in the state of Georgia.

Funding generated by the Hearts with Hope Gala allows us to provide our services free of charge to the community.  With generous supporters like you, PADV can continue to deliver these vital and lifesaving services. Your support will help to offer a safe haven and improve the lives of women and children throughout Atlanta, and surrounding communities, who are seeking refuge from violence and abusive circumstances.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 404-987-4495 or uemailme1@yahoo.com or or Daphne Walker, PADV’s CEO, at 404-870-9761 or daphne.walker@padv.org.  Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.

Warm regards,

Michelle Cercone

Board Member

2015 Hearts with Hope Committee Member

 

http://padv.org


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$400

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  • Michelle Cercone

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  • Ronald and Patricia Brannan

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  • Steve Bussell

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16% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Steve Bussell

Steve Bussell

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ronald and Patricia Brannan

Ronald and Patricia Brannan

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Michelle Cercone

Michelle Cercone

DONATION: $100

On average, more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States. – Catalano, Shannan. 2007. Intimate Partner Violence in the United States. U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. This donation is made with hope to support at least one Atlanta women and child to escape an abusive situation for a safer environment. 3 years ago