A Night of southern Elegance Annual Gala tickets are now available. Proceeds support Fayette Cares, a nonprofit fighting domestic violence, homelessness and financial crisis in the Mid-South since 1986.
OAKLAND, TN SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 – Fayette Cares, a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to fighting homelessness, domestic violence and financial crisis throughout the Mid-South will host its 9th Annual A Night of Southern Elegance Gala on Saturday, November 4, 2017 to raise funds to support the agency and its programing. Tickets are now on sale.
The Gala will be held at Ring Companies headquarters in Oakland, TN at 6:00 pm. This year features a black and white theme. This festive event includes a silent auction accompanied by a variety of unique appetizers, followed by a delicious dinner reception and live auction. The night will conclude with dancing to the amazing sounds of Almost Famous.
To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, donate an auction item or learn more about the event, please visit FayetteCares.org/A-Night-of-Southern-Elegance or contact Fayette Cares at (901) 465-3802 x223. Car service is included with select tickets, courtesy of Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase.
The Gala is an exciting event that brings together people from all over the Mid-South that genuinely want to make a difference, raising thousands of dollars to prevent and intervene in domestic violence, homeless and financial crisis situations.
“There has never been a more important time to stand against domestic violence in support of our community” said Pam Rose, CFO of Fayette Cares. “Tennessee is the 10th worst state for domestic violence crimes with 51% of reported crimes against persons being domestic violence crimes in 2016.” Fayette Cares offers a comprehensive domestic violence intervention program helping families from all over the Mid-South break the cycle of abuse. They provide shelter, court advocacy, support groups, safety plans, and other essential resources.
Fayette Cares is a participant in the Tennessee State Plan to End Homelessness. “Homelessness is not just an urban issue, many rural communities have homeless issues and often face more barriers such as transportation and employment options.” states Alexandra Wardlaw, Executive Director. “At Fayette Cares, our emergency shelter program helps families bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing. We provide shelter, budgeting plans, life skills, financial counseling and additional resources.” After participating in the emergency shelter program, 70% of clients obtained employment.
The mission of Fayette Cares is to empower those in need with solutions to end homelessness, break the cycle of domestic violence, and create stability and self-sufficiency from crisis. Fayette Cares has served the Mid-South as a community-supported non-profit organization since 1986 and is a United Way agency.