Friday, February 10, 2012

Safe Haven

Dear Readers:
Sorry about lack of posts recently. I've been spending most of my "quality time" furiously working at an exciting web building project.  Hope to be back to normal writing, soon, but I'd like to help publicize this worthy event coming up Friday Feb 17, 2012. And you gotta admire their taste in piano players!  (me)

My critters and I have always had a good life for ourselves. Some, however are not so lucky.  Picture a household where domestic abuse is the order of the day.  Imagine being afraid to step away even for a moment from a life of domestic abuse because you're worried about what might happen to your cat or dog.  There are situations where the prospect of neglect, abuse or worse can be the deciding factor in the life of a woman trying to do something about her own domestic abuse issues.

Come if you can - talk it up among your friends if you can't.

official press release info

Fundraising Event for Safe Haven Program

Friday Feb 17:  6:30-9:00 pm

Companion Art Gallery 
In the Joyce Skylight Court
2680 South Kinnickinnic Avenue
Milwaukee, WI

The Wisconsin Humane Society and Sojourner Family Peace Center have partnered to provide the Safe Haven Program, which offers up to 60 days of shelter for animals of domestic violence victims.  Many victims are hesitant to leave a dangerous situation because they fear for their animal’s safety.  This program makes it possible for victims to leave a dangerous situation without losing their companion animal.  Animals provide companionship, comfort, and unconditional love to families affected by domestic violence, and preserving the bond between families and their animals is vitally important.

Companion Art Gallery will donate 20% of sales during the event, and will sponsor a Silent Auction and Raffle on behalf of the Safe Haven Program.

Bay View Bean Company, Le Botique So Chic, and Oscillations Art and Music Eclectic will also offer art and gift items for sale and will donate a portion of proceeds to the Safe Haven Program.  

Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided

Friday Feb 17:  6:30-9:00 pm

Music by Gary Alan

Remarks by Jill Cline of Wisconsin Humane Society Education and Advocacy Manager, 7:00 p.m.

Admission is free

Donations to the Safe Haven Program appreciated!

For more information or to RSVP  

Contact Sandy Sykora at 414-486-1891
Or visit Companion Art Gallery on Facebook, and click on “event” to RSVP

1 comment:

Leslie Hanna said...

What an awesome program!