Violence is Scary V October 31, 2012
1606 20th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20009
Time: 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm
Tickets: $40 Advance Donation (+$1.50 Online Service fee)
*Limited tickets will be available at the door
MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE WITH A VALID ID
About this Year's Event
*All proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction go directly to SAFE, Inc.
The fifth anniversary of Violence is Scary Halloween is back and freakier than ever. Guests will enjoy two hours of open bar, hors d'oeuvres from ONE Lounge and trick-or-treat-sweets from D.C's famous Georgetown Cupcake. There will be a live DJ bringing the graveyard grooves a costume contest with prizes as well as a silent auction, and an interactive photo booth compliments of Onomonomedia.
All proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction go directly to SAFE, Inc, Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment, in its effort to provide crisis intervention and advocacy services to over 5,000 domestic violence victims each year in the DC Metro Area. Their mission is to ensure the safety and self-determination of domestic violence survivors in Washington, DC through emergency services, court advocacy and system reform.
How the spookiness started..
Each year, when the leaves on the trees began to change colors, I remember walking through the fabric store with my mom with sheer excitement. We would contemplate the second most important decision of fall, the first was choosing what to wear on the first day of school of course, MY HALLOWEEN COSTUME! It must have been her enthusiasm, creativity and incredible talent that got me hooked on this holiday. (I am sure it had nothing to do with the candy.) Nonetheless, it has always been an occasion that I look forward to more than most. I realized three years ago that for all of the effort I put into the Halloween season festivities, I should combine it and contribute to a worthy cause. I believe strongly in the need to fight to end domestic violence and bring awareness to the cause, and so began my annual "Violence is Scary" Halloween charity event.
The first year we collected phones to donate to an organization that provides them to women who are living in threatening situations for emergencies. The following years, as the event expanded, it became a ticketed event, and I am thrilled to say that the event raised $4,000 last year for the NNEDV, the National Network to End Domestic Violence. For a small donation to the selected organization, guests enjoy cocktails, live music, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, a silent auction, raffle, costume contest and more. My vision is for the event to grow each year, and to continue to support these remarkable organizations who dedicate their lives and their work for such a worthy cause.