This year we have several ways to donate to SAFE. We chose the SAFE Alliance as our charity for the event because we truly believe in the work they are providing for our community.
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. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Check the schedule for the close time and be there to see if you won your item. We have learned from past silent auctions that it is a common occurrence, unfortunately, for people to bid on items and then not settle their win. Which can leave us with an unclaimed and unpaid for item, or in the least, has us chasing people for days after. Besides, you’ll want to be there before the auction closes so you don’t get outbid on your item… or in case you want to out bid someone else!
More info on the auction will be posted soon.
If you have an item you’d like to donate, please contact us at: info (at) bloodovertexas (dot) com with “silent auction” in the subject line. Items should be valued at $60 minimum. 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.