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Non-Profit Happenings February 2012


Puttin’ on the Ritz

seekhaven logoSeekhaven is excited to announce March 3rd, 2012 as the date for this year’s Puttin’ On the Ritz, Moab’s premier gala event that kicks off the spring season at the Red Cliffs Lodge. This event is the only major fundraising campaign Seekhaven runs and is sure to be an entertaining and fun-filled evening for all who attend. Puttin’ On the Ritz helps raise funds to sustain Seekhaven’s safe shelter, supportive services, and educational programs.

Enjoying supper at the Seekhaven Ritz fundraiserSeekhaven Family Crisis and Resource Center started twenty-two years ago as provider of emergency-only services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Since that time, through strong community support and increased financial resources, Seekhaven has expanded services dramatically. In addition to providing safe shelter for men, women, and children leaving abusive situations, Seekhaven offers a wide variety of services available through the Outreach offices to individuals that have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault but do not stay in the shelter. Seekhaven staff also strives to regularly provide a variety of educational presentations to area schools and community groups, using these opportunities to educate individuals on healthy lives and habits. We believe that healthy, violence-free lives are possible for all residents of Grand County and beyond and employ a variety of techniques to achieve this.

Ritz silent auctionCommunity support is directly related to the efficacy and longevity of Seekhaven programming. Simply put, we depend upon the support of area businesses and individuals to help keep our doors open and continue offering shelter and supportive services to individuals and families in crisis.

On behalf of all the staff and Board of Trustees at Seekhaven, we would like to extend an invitation to attend Puttin’ On the Ritz, scheduled for March 3rd, 2012 at the Castle Creek Winery at Red Cliffs Lodge. The Castle Creek Winery offers beautiful views of the Colorado River as it winds its way through the sandstone cliffs so famous in this part of the world. The evening is a gala affair, a rare opportunity in Moab to dress up in your finest—though, of course more casual attire is acceptable as well. The evening begins at 5:30 pm, giving attendees a chance to socialize and bid on the wide array of silent auction items. Supper is provided at 7:00 pm and the silent auction closes around 8:30 pm with the winning items immediately available to take home that evening (cash, check, and credit card are accepted). However, the Ritz does not end with the silent auction. Midlife Crisis, a local band, will play into the early morning hours for those that want to get funky and dance the night away.

Shot of the dining room at the Seekhaven Ritz fundraiserThe Ritz is designed to be a fun, engaging, and high-end event for all attendees. For Seekhaven, the Ritz is our only major fundraiser of the year. The proceeds from the evening provide around ten percent of the annual operating budget and help pay for the wide variety of services and programs Seekhaven offers to the community. Every year Puttin’ On the Ritz is a sell-out event and terrific evening. We are confident that this year will be better than ever and hope to see you there. For more information please call Seekhaven at 259-2229. Tickets are available in advance ($50.00) at Seekhaven, both WabiSabi locations, and Zions Bank or at the door ($55.00) the day of the event. However, in past years tickets have sold out—buy your tickets early to guarantee a seat at this year’s Ritz!

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