- Sept. 13, 2019
-- When one thinks about homelessness, they might not envision people dressed in formal evening attire. However, when Rainbow Village hosts its "We Are Family" Benefit Gala each year, tuxedos and little black dresses are precisely what an amazing group of benefactors and advocates wear to show their support for the nonprofit with a mission to transform lives by breaking the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. Serving as one of Rainbow Village's largest fundraisers of the year, the 2019 Rainbow Village "We Are Family" Benefit Gala will be hosted at the Atlanta Athletic Club on Saturday, October 12 at 6 p.m.
"Our Annual Gala serves as a celebration of sorts," said Melanie Conner, CEO of Rainbow Village. "We're taking a moment to recognize how very far we've come and how many lives we've touched. At the same time, we're saying thank you to our many family, corporate, municipal and faith partners for their incredible support in the year since our last Gala. Lastly – and perhaps most importantly – we're recognizing the fact that we still have so much more to do. Homelessness remains a major issue in this country – impacting more than 56,000 families in this country just last year alone. All of the proceeds from our Gala go to support the operations and crucial programs available at the Rainbow Village campus – which has the capacity to house and serve 30 homeless families at any given time. Unlike many homeless programs that simply provide shelter and food, we deliver the tools our residents need to transition from a life plagued by poverty or just barely getting by to a life filled with promise with the skills to not only survive but thrive!"
Individual tickets are $175/person. A number of sponsorships for this event remain, many of which include tickets or a table for 10 + opportunities for promotion. Gala tickets include champagne reception, seated dinner with complimentary wine, silent and live auctions, games with chances to win prizes and more. Proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships, auctions and the wall of wine benefit Rainbow Village to help provide a safe place for a homeless family to live in one of 30 apartments; empowerment training for adults in workforce development, financial literacy, life skills, etc.; youth after-school program; early childhood development center; and more.
To purchase tickets or become a sponsor of the "We Are Family" Benefit Gala, please visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/ddQ/
. More information about Rainbow Village and its programs can be found at www.rainbowvillage.org