Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) 4th Annual Appreciation Event 7/30 GIVEAWAY - ENDS 7/24 (CLOSED)

Party with a Purpose at the Detroit Historical Museum!

According to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), approximately one out of four women will experience some form of domestic violence during her lifetime. Compared to all who were violently victimized, those whose assaults were perpetrated by a partner are the most likely victims to seek employment after an assault.  Abusers utilize power and control to restrict access to financial resources, which ultimately limits options for the abused to leave their abusive situation.

What is SAFE?
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) helps victims of domestic abuse  in the Southeastern Michigan community find employment. SAFE is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that is a part of several anti-violence initiatives within Southeastern Michigan including, Wayne County Council Against Family Violence and Transformation Detroit. SAFE was started by Detroiter Kalyn Risker who is herself a survivor of domestic violence.  I met Kalyn through FREEISMYLIFE and I can tell you that she is one dedicated, hardworking woman who is walking in her purpose through helping other woman to rise above their circumstances.

What does SAFE do?
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) services are free of charge to victims of domestic violence. SAFE’s training equips survivors of domestic violence with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to end the cycle of economic abuse, while maintaining their personal safety. In addition to offering training sessions at various public locations such as public libraries, and hospitals, SAFE also offers training courses to survivors of domestic violence through existing domestic violence shelters and support programs.

You are invited to SAFE's 4th Annual Appreciation Event

On Friday, July 30th, SAFE is celebrating their 4th Annual Appreciation Event.  The event takes place at the Detroit Historical Museum from 5:30 - 9pm.  Tickets are $25 each and all proceeds from this event will be used to support SAFE's training programs for survivors of domestic violence.  If you cannot attend, you are encouraged to make a tax deductible donation.



Thanks to SAFE's founder, Kalyn Risker, two FREEISMYLIFE readers will win 2 tickets each to SAFE's 4th Annual Appreciation Event on Friday, July 30th at the beautiful Detroit Historical Museum.


-Fill out the information in the form below.

-One entry per person please.

- The contest ends on July 24, 2010 at 11:59pm EST.

-The winners will be selected by random number generation.

-The winners will be contacted by email on July 25, 2010. If a winner does not respond within 24 hours of the email being sent, another winner will be chosen. Contest fulfillment will be provided by Kalyn Risker, founder of SAFE.

- You can get 1 extra contest entry for following SAFE on Facebook.

- You can get 1 extra contest entry for following Kalyn Risker on Twitter.

Good Luck!




Sharon M of Detroit, MI
Cookie J of Pontaic, MI

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