Posted by: Heather Coleman | August 29, 2011

WEAVE DC 15th Anniversary Gala

WEAVE Washington Empowered Against Violence Logo

Washington Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE) is holding its 15th Anniversary Gala Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Please join me in celebrating 15 years of WEAVE’s service to victims of domestic abuse. Your support matters! It might just help save a life.

If you aren’t familiar with this organization, WEAVE provides three critical areas of service to the Washington DC community: legal representation, counseling, and community education. Its mission: engage the metropolitan Washington DC community in the elimination of intimate partner abuse and other forms of gender-based violence through empowering, innovative and holistic services.

With your help, WEAVE assists thousands of survivors of domestic violence every year. By attending this year’s gala or by donating through the WEAVE website, you will help a survivor break the cycle of abuse to achieve a safe, self-sufficient, empowered life. You can also find out about other upcoming events by following WEAVE on Twitter and joining WEAVE on Facebook.

Remember, there is tremendous need for WEAVE services. Just take a look at these staggering statistics from the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

  • Domestic violence cases increased 15% from 2009 to 2010 in Washington DC
  • In 2010 there was a 26% increase in the number of DC clients served who were pregnant
  • There were over 7,000 domestic violence case filings in DC in 2010

Finally, the Metropolitan Police Department received 31,000+ domestic-related calls in 2010, approximately 1 every 17 minutes. That translates to SEVEN different victims in DC calling for help just during this gala. Help make sure they get the services and care that they deserve.

Buy your tickets today!

Beyond engaging with and supporting your community, you’ll also be thoroughly entertained by the music of Grammy nominated recording artist, Carolyn Malachi, and enjoy the amazing new collection of internationally renowned artist Vian Sora. Hope to see you there!

WEAVE 15th Anniversary Gala Invitation

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