If you’ve ever shopped at A Second Season Resale Store in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, your purchases have supported My Sister’s House of North Carolina. Proceeds from the resale store benefit this nonprofit’s critical work protecting local victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Now, an April fundraiser offer the chance for you to take part in a fun event while contributing to their important work.
The Mission of My Sister’s House of North Carolina:
Our mission is to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking through advocacy, shelter, community outreach, and education.
Services that this nonprofit provides include a 24-hour crisis response hotline, emergency shelters, support groups, community outreach, and much more. Their help is integral in protecting women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault.
The upcoming “Community Teal Party” fundraiser will provide attendees with an enjoyable Sunday afternoon tea and a guest speaker who will inform on the nonprofit’s offerings and community issues including human trafficking. The Speaker is Dr. Elizabeth S. Marsal, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Why is it called a Teal party? Because teal is the color of sexual assault awareness ribbons.
Tickets for the Community Teal Party are available for $20 per person, $200 for reserved seating for a group (8). Sponsorships are available for corporate tables or event support. Tea party proceeds will benefit My Sister’s House of NC. Support them by attending this sweet and educational event.
The Community Teal Party is Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2-4pm, at The Benvenue Country Club, 100 Southern Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC. Information is available the nonprofit’s website at www.MSHNC.org/blog/community-teal-party. With questions or to arrange a sponsorship or tickets, contact Emily or Stacie at 252.316.8444.
If a tea party isn’t, well, your cup of tea, there are other options to support the work of My Sister’s House of NC. To find out how you can help — from donating to volunteering to supply drop-off — visit www.mshnc.org/howtohelp and www.mshnc.org/wish-list.
You might also attend their upcoming viewing party and educational event on Monday, April 1, 2019, 7-9pm. This “Movie Night at Wesleyan” is in April to honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Watch Audrie & Daisy in the Dunn Center, and then join a post-viewing discussion led by Wesleyan staff, My Sister’s House staff, and local law enforcement. Refreshments will be provided.
Can’t help right now? Follow My Sister’s House of North Carolina on Facebook for updates and future events organized in support of this crucial nonprofit.
For victims seeking services, visit www.mshnc.org/our-services , get a map to one of their crisis center locations, or call their 24-hour Crisis Line at 252.459.3094. Note that the website has a quick-exit button in the upper-right corner if you need to close windows quickly for safety.