Recess for adults raises funds for Youngstown violence shelter

October 2, 2012 by  

Adult community members in Youngstown turned out Saturday, September 29, to “play like a kid and party like an adult” while raising funds for the Sojourner House Domestic Violence Shelter. The evening started at 7:00 pm and lasted until 11:00 pm, with all proceeds from the evening donated to aid the shelter and victims of domestic violence.

Visitors, who were required to be at least 21 years of age before they were permitted to enter the party, enjoyed an evening ‘recess’ away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life. The evening included a number of activities, incredible exhibits, delectable desserts, tasty appetizers, and adult drinks.

Fundraising events like this generally raise awareness about the event to the community in the form of flyer printing or poster printing. Some events such as this one may even use brochure printers so that those in attendance have information about the organization or the cause at their fingertips.

Compass President, Joe Caruso, stated:

“We have had an excess of 25 women and children in our domestic violence shelter for the last several months, and that is unfortunate to be the case, but fortunately for the community we will always be there as long as they need us.”

The Sojourner House Domestic Violence Shelter has been in operation since 1991 and proceeds collected from the evening will all go toward the purchase of items needed for the women and children staying at the shelter.