Photography by Montana Watson
The first annual Give Abuse The Boot gala raised $33K dollars for Beacon of Hope Crisis Center held October 5th during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The Thursday evening event included a dinner and auction at Barn at Bay Horse Inn for 250 participants. The top raffle item, raising $2,100, was an amazing golf package consisting of a Solar Sources Golf Hat and Golf Polo, Golf Balls, Golf Towel, Ping 400 Custom Driver donated by Bunker Run Golf Course, and a $400 Value Course Play at Hillcrest Country Club Golf Course with Golf Carts included.
Beacon of Hope’s Board Chair, Jackie Bowman Ponder, entertained the crowd and auctioned off a one-week Pensacola Florida Condo getaway donated by Mike McKinnon, David Yurman earrings donated by Reis Nichols-Greenwood and a Pacers package with winners choice of game night!
The Give Abuse The Boot Gala hosted more than 250 guests and featured emcee Lauren Casey of WRTV6. Guests were entertained by “Tastes Like Chicken” Dance Band’s “Chicken Bone” performing acoustic pop rock in the saloon. The highlight of the evening was, Amy McInerny, a survivor who spoke about her featured art sculpture which she created as a part of her healing journey receiving services as a client at Beacon of Hope Crisis Center.
“We are truly blessed. The generosity of our guests is so appreciated. The support of all of our sponsors and the dedication of all our board members and volunteers is what made this first initial event such a success,” said Sandra Ziebold – CEO, Beacon of Hope Crisis Center. “We feel fortunate to be able to have these funds to better serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. The funds will assist us with our focused advocacy services and growth in our Teen Talk Program for our Central Indiana youth; including increased collaborative work with college campus partners.”
The Events Committee for Give Abuse The Boot wants to again give recognition to our sponsors which included, K-LOVE Radio, IndyVet Emergency and Specialty Hospital, Greg Hubler Chevrolet, Myers for Mayor, Indiana Originals, Bowman Family Holdings, Eagle Creek Animal Clinic, Republic National Distributing Company, Vino Villa, The Food Guys Catering Co., Spotlight Strategies, Qtego Auction Services and many generous corporate and individual table sponsors.
By Sandra K. Ziebold
Coffeehouse FIVE is giving Beacon of Hope Crisis Center 10% of their profits for the month of August. They are located at 323 Market Plaza, Greenwood, IN 46142.
Stop in to see them everyday! Scones, coffee, smoothies and lots of other yummy menu items!
Thank you Coffeehouse FIVE for choosing our 501(c)(3) to support during the month of August 2017. We appreciate you!
By The Beacon of Hope Team
Thank you to TILSON for supporting the work we do!
Thanks for being our community teammate in the Brackets For Good Tournament!
By The Beacon of Hope Team
Starting this Friday! February 24, 2017! 8:00 P.M.!
This is an online fundraising competition set up as brackets just like basketball season’s March Madness, only with non-profits being able to access a wide range of online fundraising tools for each agency to use and personalize!
In order to stay in the competition and move to the next round we need help from ALL of our supporters!
Not sure how Brackets for Good works? Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jskPh8hBh_8
How can you help Beacon of Hope? First we need you to go to https://indianapolis.bfg.org and set up your donor profile as soon as possible; now, today if you have a couple minutes. Then ON THE 24TH text the “Free Throw Code” to the number BFG gives you and Lids will donate $3 automatically to us! Remember you need to text on Friday, February 24, 2017.
Next we really need your financial support too! If all of our supporters can donate at the suggested level of $50 each we can raise enough “Points” (or Dollars $$) and move on to Round 2 of the Tournament! Regardless of the dollar amount you are able to contribute we appreciate your support at any level.
Make sure you ask your friends and family to join our team and give to Beacon of Hope Crisis Center. Be sure to share on all of your social media accounts also. You can help us so much just by sharing and asking others to join in supporting us.
Thank you in advance for your support and may many blessings come your way!
Use the hashtags #BFG17, #BFGIndy, #teamBOH when posting about giving and why Beacon of Hope is your choice this year.
By Sandra K. Ziebold
HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT!!! Beacon of Hope just received word from The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute that our Federal agency funding has been INCREASED by over 200% effective immediately.
We are beyond ecstatic and are proud of the clear vote of confidence this decision shows in our incredible staff and the excellent services we are providing direct to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. BUT HERE IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP! Federal monies are always awarded with the condition that individuals and corporations in the community will contribute at least 20% of the money needed to fund the approved programs. In other words, the community that benefits must “have some skin in the game.” So, our funding has increased 200% and now our corporate and individual partnerships must increase 200%. THAT MUST START NOW. This is your chance to make a difference and to help stop the violence in your community. GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND PRESS “DONATE NOW”, SIGN UP YOUR BUSINESS TO BE A CORPORATE SPONSOR OF OUR AGENCY, A PROGRAM OR ONE OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS. You can also help by spreading the word and sharing this message with all of your friends on each of your social networks. Thank you in advance for your help and your much needed prayers.
By Sandra K. Ziebold
The Impact of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on Businesses is financially mind-boggling and the toll on individuals and team culture is horrific. Listening and having conversations with corporate boards, executive management teams, lunch-n-learns with corporate employees, awareness speaking engagements and community events are all a vital part of how we educate and assist the businesses in our community. Beacon of Hope raises public awareness about domestic and sexual violence and the tremendous emotional, physical and economic cost of this violence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the cost of intimate partner rape, physical assault and stalking totals $5.8 billion each year for direct medical and mental health care services and lost productivity from paid work and household chores. Of this, total productivity losses accounted for nearly $1.8 billion in the United States in 1995. When updated in 2003 the cost of intimate partner rape, physical assault and stalking was more than $8.3 billion. It is now 2016 and we know from listening and working with corporations that this problem does impact financials and we want to help you with that and save lives in the process. Contact Beacon of Hope Crisis Center today to schedule conversation that makes a difference in your company.
About this blog
This blog is about our domestic and sexual violence crisis center, Beacon of Hope. We hope you find it full of helpful information, motivation, creativity, serious facts and positivity. We hope that it will help you know what is happening in our center, in our community and with our events. We hope you follow our blog in support of our organization and our mission.