Once again we have chosen the SAFE Alliance as our charity for the event because we truly believe in the work they are providing for our community. Last year we raised over $900 and we hope to raise more this year!
SAFE is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, The SAFE Alliance is a Central Texas nonprofit working to stop abuse for everyone. SAFE supports children, adults, and families who have experienced abuse by providing safety, stability, and healing. To more effectively put an end to child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking, SAFE provides shelter, counseling, legal assistance, sexual assault forensic exams, a charter school, and more. In addition to direct services, SAFE works to prevent violence before it occurs through parenting assistance and education, programs that promote healthy teen relationships, and working with communities disproportionately affected by abuse. Violence and abuse are a cycle, often transferred across generations. We work to break that cycle. Learn more at safeaustin.org
WAYS TO DONATE AT THE MARKET
DONATE MONEY AT THE DOOR
When you enter the market and pay for your entry, you can donate money to SAFE. There will be a donation box at the entrance for cash donations and checks. You can also choose to pay with a credit card via Square (our payment method for cards at the door).
DONATE PHYSICAL ITEMS AT THE DOOR
A current list of physical items needed by SAFE will be published here and on our FB page a few weeks before the market. You can bring the items with you and place them in the donation box. We will deliver all items to SAFE after the weekend is over.
BID ON A ITEM IN THE SILENT AUCTION
We will be having a Silent Auction with all proceeds going to SAFE. The awesome items in the auction will be donated by local businesses and from some of our vendors. We are changing up our process this year to give our guests the best opportunities to bid. Stay tuned for more info as we gather our team and make the best plan!
If you have an item you’d like to donate, please stay tuned. As we gather our team and make solid plans, we will announce requests for donations here and on our FB event invite. Feel free to join the event page to get first announcements.
Items most desired: Gift certificates to beauty salons, restaurants, massages, tattoo shops; horror inspired art; fun experiences such as haunted attractions; and any other items you think a horror fan or Austinite would want to bid on. Your participation will be promoted as one of the sponsors of the auction on our site and in the FB invite. Again, ALL of the proceeds go straight to SAFE.