SafeSpace shows appreciation to volunteers at 2018 awards ceremony
By: Tiffany Smith, For Luminaries
At the heart of every great nonprofit organization is a group of loyal volunteers, who contribute their time, often with little fanfare, to positively impact the lives of others.
During SafeSpace’s annual appreciation luncheon at the Santa Lucia River Club at Ballantrae, its many volunteers were honored for their efforts in saving and changing the lives of those affected by domestic violence throughout the Treasure Coast.
“Thanks to the help and support of our dedicated volunteers and staff, SafeSpace provided more than 16,000 safe nights of shelter and more than 7,500 hours of outreach services to victims and their children over the past year,” said SafeSpace CEO Jill Borowicz.
The luncheon included a presentation of the Chrysalis Award to the Harbour Ridge Community in Palm City. This award is given annually in recognition of the transformational impact an individual or group has had on the organization.
For more than 10 years, the Harbour Ridge Gala Committee has been supporting the important work of SafeSpace through its annual dinner event. This past year was the largest and most successful event to date with over 300 residents and guests in attendance. In total the Harbour Ridge events have raised over $725,000 for the domestic violence programs and services SafeSpace offers.