Community invited to support Safe Passage major fundraiser

(Batesville, IN) – The 11th annual Safe Passage major fundraiser, We Help. We Heal. We Hope, is sold out and will be held at Walhill Farms in Batesville on Saturday, December 2.

The 300-plus guests will gather to support the life-saving mission of Safe Passage with a brunch, inspirational programming, raffle and silent auction.

A highlight of the annual event is the 40 beautifully and uniquely decorated tables by various businesses and organizations.

This event will celebrate 26 years of providing free, comprehensive and confidential support to survivors and their children in the six county district.

For those not attending the benefit, but who would like to support the organization, there is an online auction already open featuring 60-plus items and a donation opportunity with no cost to register.

Go to the website at and click on the flyer for the event website, or go to .

There are many experiences to bid on, including shopping and spa parties, trips, home and holiday décor, sports and gift certificate packages.

You do not have to be present to win an online item; arrangements can be made for pickup or delivery.

The online auction closes at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

“We are inspired by the willingness of the guests, and the communities in general who support our mission. In line with our event theme this year, My Favorite Things, our donors, businesses, table decorators and captains, guests and supporters are our favorite things!” said Mary Mattingly, Community Outreach Director.

Mattingly added many recognize our rural area is not immune to domestic and sexual violence.

Last year Safe Passage served 1500 individuals through the toll-free number, shelter or nonresidential programming.

This fundraiser support allows Safe Passage to continue on the founders’ vision of providing help, healing and hope to domestic and sexual violence survivors.

For more information call or text the toll-free helpline at 877 733- 1990.

(Safe Passage, Inc. press release)