Host an Event

Many groups and individuals hold fundraising and awareness events benefiting Safe Alliance each year. If you are interested in hosting this type of event please complete our Third Party Proposal Form and email to Brittney Bogues at Brittney.Bogues@SafeAlliance.org or 704-367-2707.

All event requests will be reviewed by an internal committee to determine if the event is an appropriate fit with our mission and to ensure that event proceeds will be designated to Safe Alliance as advertised. After an event is approved, a Safe Alliance staff person will be assigned as a liaison to work with you in planning and executing the event.  We ask that all funds collected from the event be delivered to Safe Alliance within 30 days after the event.

 


The Annual Jennifer Roberts Volleyball Festival

 

Fundraising Ideas
There are endless opportunities for fundraising events. Please use this list as a starting point to help get your event started.
• Car Wash
• Car Show
• Wine Tasting
• Chili Cook Off
• Golf Tournament
• Bowling Tournament
• Fishing Tournament
• Jeans on Friday /Casual Work Day
• Holiday Bake Sale
• Garage Sale
• Dodge ball /softball/volleyball tournament
• Trivia Night
• Jewelry (or the like) Party
• Happy Hour
• Wii Tournament
• Donations in lieu of gifts (i.e. birthday, wedding)

Give a Name to your Event
Be creative or stick with something tried and true. As this is your event, we recommend the name of the event is followed by the words "benefitting Safe Alliance". This will show our support of the event.

Start a Committee
Based on the size of your event, we recommend that you form a committee made up of peers, family and friends to help you with your plans and that you utilize hobbies or interests of your team.  By getting many people engaged and involved in your event, you will be creating more awareness and contacts and guests to help with or attend your event.

Timing
Selecting the time and date of when to have your event is one of the most important decisions you will make. Make sure to choose a date far enough in advance to give you enough time to plan and promote the event. Consider national, regional, local and religious holidays, in addition to community calendars before selecting a date. For Safe Alliance, you could consider holding your event during the following months/dates:
Sexual Assault Awareness Month                 April 
Child Abuse Prevention Month                      April
Mental Health Awareness Month                  May
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week  May
National Suicide Prevention Week               September
Domestic Violence Awareness Month          October
Mental Illness Awareness Week                  October

Budget
Be realistic when considering setting goals for your event attendance, revenue and expenses. Safe Alliance is not responsible for any event expenses, so look closely at any up-front costs you might need to incur for your event. Consider asking for donations for items you need at your event, and also sponsorship if your event is large enough.

Promotion
You could have the best planned event, however if no one knows about it and attends, the hard work of you and your committee could go to waste. With social media, it is easy to get the word out to family and friends, through email, Facebook and Twitter. We recommend that you send out a Save the Date at least two months in advance.

In an emergency please dial 911

To reach a domestic violence or rape crisis hotline 24/7 call the appropriate number below

Mecklenburg and Lake Norman
Domestic Violence Crisis Line:
704 332 2513
Mecklenburg and Lake Norman
Rape Crisis Line:
704 375 9900
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