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SCVNews.com | March 17: Make the ‘Great Escape’ at this Inaugural DVC Gala | 01-09-2017
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A classy night of dinner, dancing, and the possibility that you, too, will have to leave at a moment’s notice all come together at the Domestic Violence Center’s inaugural benefit event, The Great Escape Gala.

Their inaugural event is an effort to highlight the reality of many victims: they have a suitcase packed and hidden away so they can flee in an instant. They need to ensure they have important documents, prescriptions, clothing, and valuables. The funds raised at the gala will help those who have lost nearly everything regain a sense of independence and stability.

With each attendee being entered into a grand prize drawing of a weekend escape that will begin that evening, everyone will need to come with a suitcase packed, ready to escape for the weekend.

Part of the fundraising effort includes an auction of suitcases painted by local artists to represent the stories of our clients. Their audio recorded histories will be presented as part of an art installation prior to the gala.

In addition, The Great Escape Gala will serve as an introduction for the community to learn more about our shelter and what we provide for the men, women, and children who seek our services. We will also present the two $500 scholarship awards to the winners of our teen PSA contest.

Mark your calendar for the event, happening on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets for The Great Escape Gala are $125, and will include an entry for the grand prize drawing. Tickets are available [here].

For more information about the gala, head to www.DVC-SCV.org.

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