Thursday, December 1, 2011

Rape Crisis Center holds fundraiser auction Sunday

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center will hold its 24th annual Holiday Auction presented by Sports Endeavors on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel. The event will include a silent auction followed by dinner, a live auction and a dessert auction. Items will include art, jewelry, beach vacations and many other gifts and services. The event will be hosted by Drs. Adam and Beth Goldstein, and entertainment will be provided by local jazz and blues band Equinox, featuring Chancellor Holden Thorp on keyboard. All community members are welcome; tickets are on sale now.
A drawing will also be held for “A Night on the Town” in Chapel Hill, including cocktails at The Crunkleton, dinner for two at Lantern and a night stay at the Siena Hotel.
“Hosting the Holiday Auction gives us the opportunity to bring together new and long-time supporters, community members, and local businesses to share the valuable programs and education that the Center provides for our community," Board of Directors President Lucy McMillan said. "It also provides essential financial support for the Center, allowing us to continue our active involvement in the community.”
The Annual Holiday Auction serves as the center’s primary special event fundraiser for the year. Last year’s auction raised more than $80,000 towards the center’s mission to stop sexual violence and its impact through support, education and advocacy. The money raised in this year’s auction will allow for program sustainability throughout the community.
The event will be open seating, and tickets cost $65 for individuals, $560 for a reserved table of eight and $700 for a reserved table of 10. Guests can purchase tickets by visiting the center’s website or by calling the center at (919) 968-4647.
Founded in 1974, the Orange County Rape Crisis Center, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit agency, provides services to survivors of sexual violence and offers prevention education to the community. Its programs include a 24-hour help line (1-866-WE LISTEN), support groups, therapy referrals, Latino outreach and educational programs. The OCRCC is a United Way of the Greater Triangle Member Agency of Excellence.

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