Safe Passage announces benefit event

Batesville, In. — Batesville-based Safe Passage Inc. provides shelter to victims of domestic violence in a six county area in southeastern Indiana. The shelter can hold up to 30 adults and children, the average stay is about 34 days. The organization is funded with government grants, donations and local fundraisers.

On Saturday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to noon Safe Passage, Inc. will hold a Purse, Bag, Basket Auction and Salad Luncheon at the Batesville Middle School Commons. Director of community outreach, Mary Mattingly says brands included are Coach, Michael Koors, Vera Bradley and more. Purses and themed baskets will also contain special offers and things like fashion accessories or gardening essentials.

The proceeds from the event will be put toward the purchase of a car. The organization’s car is used to transport clients to job interviews, court appointments or for medical services. Tickets are $8. For more information please call 812-933-1990.