On February 5, 2015, SACHA will be hosting its annual fundraiser – Chocolate Fest and Silent Auction and is pleased to announce its partnership with Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union, as presenting sponsor.
“I was thrilled to hear about the level of commitment from Meridian. We are so grateful for their support. This sponsorship is going to impact many people in our community.” says Lenore Lukasik-Foss, SACHA’s Director.
SACHA’s Chocolate Fest features sweet and savoury treats from local restaurant and bakeries, live entertainment and a silent auction. Guests are invited to plan a night out with friends to indulge in delectable dishes. All of the money raised at this event supports survivors of sexual violence.
“Meridian’s Hamilton-area branches are extremely proud and excited to extend our support to such a worthy cause,” says Sue Bennison, Meridian Regional Director. “Meridian is committed to building resilient communities and our support of the Chocolate Fest and Silent Auction will help SACHA to continue to deliver its important support services to the survivors of sexual violence.”
Every year, funds raised from Chocolate Fest assist SACHA in providing a number of vital services to women and men survivors of sexual violence in our community such as counselling, a 24 Hour Support Line, public education, violence prevention, and outreach to diverse communities. All SACHA services are free and confidential.
According to Statistics Canada, approximately one in three girls and one in six boys will experience child sexual abuse. In addition, approximately, one in three women (15 years & older) will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. These statistics are startling, but they are true. Resources are needed to continue the work of supporting survivors and ending violence.
SACHA is excited about the partnership with Meridian as this level of support will help bring this fabulous event to the next level. Tickets are now on sale for Chocolate Fest by calling SACHA 905-525-4573 or visiting http://bit.ly/1uYNjT7 A great Holiday gift that supports an important cause!