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Dawn Center Night of Hope Fundraiser

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Since the agency’s inception in 1986, the mission of the Dawn Center Domestic and Sexual Violence Services is to break the cycle of domestic and sexual violence by providing supportive services and leadership that promotes social change. And this mission cannot be accomplished without a dash of hope.

“A Night of Hope,” scheduled for Saturday, November 12, is an annual Dawn Center fundraiser featuring dinner, a silent auction, raffles, and a tasting event. Festivities will take place from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. at the WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center, 4242 Lake in the Woods Dr, Spring Hill. Tickets are $55 per person or $100 per couple ($65 at the door).

“We’ve been hosting the Night of Hope for 11 years,” said Ana Segovia, community education coordinator of the Dawn Center. “The event raised $26,756.56 last year.”

“A Night of Hope” will feature a gourmet dinner, wine and craft beer tastings, silent auctions, Chinese auctions, as well as a 50/50 raffle and a DJ. Sponsored by Oak Hill Hospital, Medical Staff Inc., Massage Envy Spring Hill-Brooksville, and Bravera Health Brooksville-Spring Hill, this event is made possible with the participation of Time for Wine and Marker 48 Brewing.

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All proceeds go to benefit survivors at Dawn Center. “These funds raised help pay for services survivors receive (the services received are at no cost to the survivor and family). Dawn Center offers services such as a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter program, legal advocacy and court accompaniment, outreach services for survivors and families, group and individual counseling, and prevention education for youth and community awareness,” said Segovia. “These services meet survivors where they are and assist them in their healing process.”

Aside from purchasing any of five sponsorships that range from $500-5,000 to support Night of Hope, people can be a part of this event by donating items for the Night of Hope auction. In-kind donations and non-cash gifts for the auction could include the donation of auction item, experience or service, with the donor recognition listed on the placard located near the item on the auction table or prominently displayed at the top of the bid sheet (depending on the nature of the item).

“Experiences, tickets, trips, golf packages, spa and beauty packages, gift cards, services (oil changes, car washes), goods, i.e., all are accepted for the auction,” said Segovia. For more information about A Night of Hope, visit dawncenter.org/events, or write [email protected].

Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey is a features journalist and author who is the winner of Florida Press Association honors and a certificate of appreciation from LINCS (Family Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force) and Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for her newspaper coverage of these issues. She graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a journalism major and English/sociology minor, and previously wrote for publications that include the Pasco editions of The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. A native of Indiana, she lives in Florida.
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