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Safe Passage announces in-person online auction to help build safer, healthier communities


The big fundraiser will take place on December 4th.

(Batesville, Ind.) – Safe Passage creates help, healing and hope for the future. The 9th edition of “We help. We are healing. We hope. ”The December 4 fundraiser is sold out, thanks to the many“ builders ”in the six counties the domestic and sexual violence support service provider serves. The theme for this year’s event is Building for our future.

This special event includes a brunch, live auction and silent auction, raffles, donations of Tree of Hope ornaments, inspiring programming and over 30 beautifully decorated tables from various organizations. “It’s a visual delight to see the creative ways in which groups express their holiday spirit or share their message about their organization,” said Mary Mattingly, director of community outreach. “It’s a great way to kick off the giving season! Ticket holders can bid in person at Walhill Farm via their digital device. Those who do not attend can still bid and donate with the online auction. Registration is free. There are over 80 items to bid on, from sports trips and tickets to vacation decor, private dining and fun experiences. Go to the website at www.safepassageinc.org and click on the flyer for the link or type https://safep2021hhh.ggo.bid. Scroll through the items and mark your favorites for the auction to open on November 27. The online auction ends December 4 at noon and the online raffle ends at 10 a.m. that day.

In addition to the silent auction, there is a $ 5 raffle that includes a Top Golf package for 10, a Nambe alloy crib, a stone side table, a winter wreath, two bottles of bourbon and distillery tickets and beautiful home accessories. There is also the chance to win a rare Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon for $ 20. (Auction and raffle winners will be notified via their digital device if they have won and pickup can be arranged.)

Almost 100 businesses in the region have supported Safe Passage by decorating a table, donating auction / raffle items and gift certificates, or offering annual sponsorship. There are also over 50 sponsors who have made a financial commitment to build Safe Passage’s life-saving work. Thanks to major sponsors: Hillenbrand / Batesville, Margaret Mary Health, Maxwell Construction, John A Hillenbrand Foundation, William A. and Martha H. Hillenbrand Foundation, and visionary sponsors Great Plains Communications, Agresta, Storms and O’Leary pc, and First Financial Bank.

As Jane Yorn, Managing Director, said, “A construction project needs a solid foundation. For Safe Passage, this foundation takes several forms; a clear vision and plan, knowledgeable and passionate team members, an infrastructure to meet the many and varied needs associated with our services, and a community that

supports our work. I am happy to share with you that our foundation in ALL of these areas has never been stronger! She added: “It wouldn’t be possible without your trust and investment in Safe Passage. Together, we work to save and transform lives while building for our future! “

All proceeds from the event go to help victims and their children of domestic or sexual violence. On average, Safe Passage serves 1,200 victims per year through the toll-free line, shelters or outreach programs in Dearborn, Ripley, Franklin, Ohio, Switzerland and Jefferson counties. Confidential help is available 24/7; for more information, visit the website or call 877-733-1990.


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