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Coming Up Next

REACH is excited to announce our next two big fundraisers!! Support from our community is crucial for REACH to keep innovating quality, affordable services for victims of domestic violence. By supporting our fundraising events, you will be offering a lifeline to those in need, granting them access to vital information, safety planning, and referrals through our staff and 24-hour REACH Domestic Violence Helpline.

Please join us in our ongoing effort to help families escaping domestic violence by attending our events! They are sure to be fun-filled and a place where happy memories are made!

WAYNESVILLE MAIN STREET MILE

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2024 Women of Vision
Fashion Show - August 29th!

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SAVE THE DATE!!! August 29th, 2024, at HART Theater to honor women of Haywood County who are making meaningful contributions to our community. Enjoy a fun fashion show with our Women of vision models, featuring outfits from local shops. There will be a live and silent auction, a delicious lunch provided by Arlene Cotler Catering and a cash bar.

ONLINE TICKET SALES COMING SOON!

BECOME A SPONSOR!!!

WHEN  PURCHASING TICKETS VIA GIVEBUTTER, please note that it IS an option as to whether or not a tip is given to the platform, Givebutter. This platform operates entirely on optional tips given as a thank you from donors for providing the Givebutter platform to REACH for free. Optional tips are sent to Givebutter directly, and never come out of the amount donated to REACH. - To opt out of leaving a tip for Givebutter, you may choose to simply  do the following: Where it reads, "Add a tip to support Givebutter" and where the drop-down box shows '15%', click on that and select, 'Other'. The default amount will then show '$0' amount. You may then continue to process the purchase without adding a tip for Givebutter. - We are very grateful for the use of Givebutter which began with the desire of 4 young college students to become entrepreneurs. For them to offer this service to nonprofits at no cost is incredible. Therefore, we do encourage tips as our way of thanking them, but it is not mandatory. :-) - As always, we appreciate your support of REACH!

PAST EVENTS

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Event highlightscoming soon!

Jingle Jam 2023

The PRE-PARTY Event WAS SUCH A BLAST!
Thank you, ADAMAS ENTERTAINMENT,
Cloud Circuit, and the Scotsman!!
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WOW!WHAT AN EVENT!

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Thank you to the
AMAZING BANDS of JingleJam 2023!

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Thank you to our special guests who played exclusively for the VIP Lounge! What a special day of great music!

October 2023

Community Event

Creating a Trauma-Informed Community Response to

Domestic Violence

Keynote speaker, Lt. Mark Wynn, now retired, served for 21 years with the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department. He was lieutenant to the Domestic Violence Division and a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for 15 years. He is an internationally renowned law enforcement expert on domestic and sexual violence and trains law enforcement nationwide through Wynn Consulting. (Photo Courtesy of Kirsten Kelly)

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In an effort to create good out of tragedy, Gabby's family have founded the Gabby Petito Foundation. Go to the foundation's website to learn more and to support their efforts: https://www.gabbypetitofoundation.org/

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Nichole Schmidt, mother of Gabby Petitio, is working to turn an unfathomable tragedy into positive change. Nichole and Gabby's bonus mom, Tara Petito, each spoke at this event to help bring awareness on the importance of awareness of domestic violence. 

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Photo: @gabspetito .. Instagram

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2023 Women of Vision Fashion Show

If you didn't make it to our 2023 Fall Fashion Show celebrating Women of Vision, here is a peek of the fun and fashion enjoyed by all in attendance! If you were there and/or supported REACH in this annual fundraiser, we are grateful for YOU!! A special thank you to our Women of Vision, to our wonderful emcee, to our keynote speaker, to each of the boutiques who donated clothing to be modeled, and to the local establishments/shops/restaurants/artists who donated items for our auctions. Finally, a big thank you to our Special Events Committee and coworkers who worked for months on the details of putting on this hugely successful fundraiser! We are so grateful for every one of you! - Enjoy the highlights of our 2023 Fall Fashion Show as featured on our new YouTube channel, @ReachofHaywoodCounty!
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This is such a beautiful piece of art created and donated by long-time REACH supporter, Margaret Roberts, to REACH for our annual fall fashion show held last month. REACH was so honored to offer this exquisite creation to our guests as the event’s live auction item. The bidding spoke volumes for the true value of this labor of love! Congratulations to the winner who stated she is a collector of Margaret Robert’s art; many were envious!

A very special note of gratitude to the artist-extraordinaire, Margaret Roberts! REACH appreciates you in ways which are immeasurable, much like your talent! Thank you!

Highlights from
2023 Waynesville Main Street Mile!

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2023 Waynesville
Main Street Mile

Thank you to our generous sponsors for helping to make this year's run a fun & successful family event!

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Waynesville, NC 28786

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Without people coming out to our events and supporting REACH our mission of helping victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, elder abuse, and human trafficking would not be possible, so to everyone who comes out to support our events, THANK YOU!!!

Thank you to all who stopped by our booth at The Whole Bloomin' Thing festival! All proceeds from cookie sales went directly to support REACH's mission to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse!

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