BENEFITING: Partnership Against Domestic Violence
EVENT DATE: May 02, 2015
I am delighted to be Chairing PADV’s Hearts with Hope Gala to be held on May 2, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The event, which will be "Kentucky Derby" themed in the spirit of the historical race run the same day, will offer a silent and live auction, dinner and entertainment. 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 38 years. It is 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 770-310-6286 or email@example.com or Susie Brown, PADV’s VP of Development and Marketing, at 404-870-9607 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.
2015 Hearts with Hope Chair