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In honor of Marjaree’s life and legacy we invite you to attend a night on Bourbon Street at Marjaree’s Mardi Gras Birthday Soirée. The event will be held at Tornino’s Banquet in Fresno on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m and it will include an appetizing sit-down dinner, cocktails, live and silent auctions, dancing and live music by the Valley Cats Band. This year is extra special because it marks the celebration of what would have been Marjaree’s 75th birthday.
Marjaree was tragically killed by her former boyfriend in 1978. It’s because of her story that we continue to provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence. All proceeds from the event will support services that our center provides such as safe housing, counseling, and legal assistance. There are many opportunities for individuals and businesses to support the event, from sponsorships to donating auction items or just buying a table or tickets to join the fun!
Christmas is a special time of the year for families. Most spend time decorating a Christmas tree, baking sweet treats, visiting relatives and unwrapping gifts. Yet, for survivors of domestic violence the holidays can be difficult emotionally and financially. Often, our Safe House families come to MMC with nothing more than the clothes on their back. At MMC, we strive to make this time of year extra special, considering the circumstances, for every family staying in our Safe House. With support from businesses like Pacific Service Credit Union, those we serve are staying warm and cozy this holiday season.
#GivingTuesday has become a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. For the past five years, #GivingTuesday has been celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S). It kicks off the season of charitable giving and has become a movement that supports philanthropy and connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations for a common purpose – to celebrate and encourage giving.
Did you know that last year over 700,000 people raised $116,000,000 in over 70 countries on #GivingTuesday? Imagine the impact that those donations made in communities all over the world. This year, on Tuesday, November 29th we invite you to participate in #GivingTuesday and support Fresno County’s only dedicated provider of domestic violence safe house and support services.
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect what we are thankful for and enjoy a wonderful holiday meal with the people we care about. But this is not the case for everyone. Celebrations like Thanksgiving can be considered luxuries for families experiencing domestic violence. Whether the home environment is not safe or not having the financial stability to purchase a meal, can make someone feel defeated in not being able to provide for their family. Fortunately, this will not be the case for some of our clients this year.
On behalf the MMC staff and our clients, we would like to send a big thanks to everyone who made Thanksgiving possible for our families!
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