NEWTON, NJ - BW NICE, Sussex Chapter is thrilled to announce its second annual fall fundraiser to benefit the work of BW NICE and DASI (Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Intervention). The Red Shoe event was launched eight years ago by the organization in Hunterdon County and is the flagship fundraising event of BW NICE which currently has 12 chapters across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Each chapter hosts its own fundraiser in partnership with its charity partner to help end domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Sussex Chapter has created a totally unique event: Stepping Out for DASI – Red Shoe Sussex featuring live music, local vendors for shopping, a silent auction, honoring of the business woman of the year and the red shoe contest.
The Sussex Chapter's Red Shoe event will be held again this year at the beautiful Lake Mohawk Country Club on October 9th, 2018. Doors open at 5:00 PM.
Live Music will be announced in August. Last year’s event raised over $8,000 for DASI and was a complete sell out. Tickets are available now for the October event.
Since the launch of the first Red Shoe™ event in 2011, BW NICE Chapters have raised approximately $70,000 for charity partners. In 2018 the organization overall is expected to raise an additional $50,000 - $150,000. Tickets and additional information for the event are now available at: RedShoeSussex.com.
There are still ways to get involved as a sponsor, vendor, advertiser, contributor. For all of the details visit: RedShoeSussex.com.
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Intervention Services (DASI), a private, 501(c)(3) organization, provides free, confidential services to the Sussex County community. Since 1984, DASI has provided support services to adult and child survivors of interpersonal violence, including:
- A 24-hour helpline for assistance, information, support, and referrals
- Supportive accompaniment to the hospital, law enforcement proceedings, court hearings
- Legal, social service and housing advocacy
- Education and prevention programs
- Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) & Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
- And many other services
About Domestic Violence in New Jersey:
Domestic violence is alive and well in New Jersey, and the statistics are staggering. According to the 33rd Annual Domestic Violence Offense Report 2015 issued by the New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit, in 2015:
- 61,659 domestic violence offenses were reported by police
- 49 of those incidents ended in murder
- 2,350 children were involved in those incidents
- 14,837 children were present during incidents of domestic violence
- 45,778, or 74%, of victims were female
About BW NICE:
BW NICE, Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education, provides women at all stages of business and personal life with support, education and resources. We see value in the balance of business networking and charitable outreach. BW Nice brings women together to gain meaningful business connections, learn new ways to succeed, and foster an empowering environment. Each BW NICE chapter raises funds and awareness supporting a local organization in the fight against domestic violence. The Sussex County Chapter partners with DASI in its work to end domestic violence and sexual assault.
Donna Price, President Sussex Chapter BW NICE