October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To raise awareness about this life-threatening problem, My Sister’s House, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence in the region, is hosting the 4th Annual High Tea on October 13th at the Chinese Community Church located at 5600 Gilgunn Way in South Sacramento.
The 4th Annual High Tea and Silent Auction originated with support from local religious leaders taking an active role to recognize signs of domestic violence. They wanted to provide life-saving services such as My Sister’s House to their congregation. The Tea is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chinese Community Church located at 5600 Gilgunn Way in Sacramento.
Individual tickets are $45. Tables for 10 are $350 which includes the opportunity for a tea hostess to decorate the table with a theme. Each year, attendees compete for the honor of being one of the most creative and elaborately-decorated tables. Tickets and table reservations are available online at www.my-sisters-house.org.
Proceeds from this event will help My Sister’s House in its efforts to putting a stop to domestic violence and providing shelter to victims of domestic violence.
“This year’s events are especially important as My Sister’s House celebrates the opening of its transitional house for domestic violence survivors. We hope to raise enough funds so that abused women and children have an option, other than the streets, to stay after they leave our emergency Safe Haven,” said Nilda Valmores, My Sister’s House Executive Director.
About My Sister’s House:
My Sister’s House is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year as the only non-profit organization in the Central Valley which specifically addresses the issue of domestic violence within the Central Valley’s highly diverse Asian/Pacific Islander community. My Sister’s House provides outreach and education to help prevent domestic violence, a 24/7 multi-lingual helpline, a 6 bed shelter, a 6 bed transitional house, and a Women to Work Program. Already it has provided more than 15,000 bed nights of shelter to Asian/Pacific women and children and other survivors of domestic violence. For more info about My Sister’s House, please call (916) 930-0626 or online at www.my-sisters-house.org.