MOCKSVILLE — The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center is planning its sixth annual Share the Love fundraiser on Feb. 12 at WinMock in Kinderton beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each and include dinner, dessert, music, dancing, photo booth with props, cash bar, live and silent auctions.
Keynote speaker will be Molly-Catherine K. Goodson, M.A., J.D., a passionate advocate for child abuse victims. She will share an uplifting and inspiring account of how she is now helping local children affected by abuse. Proceeds will benefit The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center. Tickets may be purchased at the agency or online at www.thedragonflyhouse.com.
“We are so excited to be throwing things back with a fun 1920’s theme at our Share the Love event this year,” said Brandi Reagan, executive director for The Dragonfly House. “Themed attire is encouraged, but not required. Dressing up in costume is so much fun, and now is the perfect time to get your costume and accessories. The theme and photo booth are really fun elements added this year, and it’s a great way to celebrate Valentine’s weekend while giving back. Get your tickets while they last! We will have plenty of delicious food, entertainment, and offer a lot of wonderful auction items. Enjoy a night out with your sweetie, or book a table with your friends, it will be the place to be in February.”
Some auction items include a vacation getaway to Myrtle Beach, an autographed Hornet’s basketball, gift certificates, a variety of unique items, specialty baskets, and more. The live auction will be hosted by Jon Manring of Manring Auctions.
Sponsorships and auction item donations are now being accepted. Many sponsorships offer tickets for tables of eight or 10, as well as advertising incentives.
“We could not put on this event without our sponsors and auction donors,” added Reagan. “Community support is essential to the success of this event, and we are so thankful for all the businesses and individuals supporting us. We are a small agency doing big things, serving 471 children last year alone. That’s 101 more than the year before. As these numbers increase annually, so do our expenses. We cannot serve every child in need without additional financial support from the community and this event. Child abuse affects everyone in our community either directly or indirectly, and we want to help stop the hurt, break the cycle and help these children heal so they will have a happy healthy life. When you support our event or make a donation, you are helping us make positive changes in the lives of these children and our community.”
Groups also are encouraged to help create some of the themed auction baskets as a way to help the agency. Sign up online via www.thedragonflyhouse.com or contact The Dragonfly House to learn more.
The Dragonfly House has worked with children from multiple counties, helping children in other service areas who might not have access to services like those provided at the center. “We want to encourage people and businesses not just from our service area of Davie, Davidson and Yadkin, but also from other counties we have assisted such as Stokes and Surry, to be a part of this event, and help us share the love,” explained Reagan. “Together we can all make a difference!”
The Dragonfly House is a National Children’s Alliance Accredited 501-C-3 non-profit agency serving child abuse victims in Davie, Davidson, Yadkin and surrounding counties.
For more information on the organization, to get tickets, sponsor or donate auction items, visit www.thedragonflyhouse.com or contact Sheila Smith at 336-753-6155 or [email protected] The Dragonfly House is a proud to be a Davie County United Way Partner Agency and Yadkin United Fund Partner Agency.