At least one in every three women and one in every seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. This May, Las Vegans will bring awareness to domestic violence in the Las Vegas area at the 7th Annual Spring Tea at the Mandarin Oriental (3752 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas). The Spring Tea will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 1-4 p.m.
Guest are invited to mix and mingle over afternoon tea and champagne while supporting SafeNest and their mission to help put an end to domestic violence in Nevada. Upon entering, attendees will be able to bid on extravagant silent auction items including entertainment packages, beauty baskets, spa certificates, dining experiences, and much more. As attendees make their way into the grand ballroom, they will be treated to a full afternoon tea service featuring an assortment of delicious teas, cocktails, finger sandwiches, petit fours, and other sweet treats. Throughout the tea, consummate emcee and radio personality, Chet Buchanan, will introduce the afternoon’s honorees and bring awareness to the issue that affects far too many people in Nevada. This year, SafeNest honors three champions in domestic violence awareness, Captain Sasha Larkin of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Judy & Reed Alewel of Pinot’s Palette.
As the first shelter in Southern Nevada, SafeNest grew from a small shelter with 12 beds and a local, 24-hour hotline in 1977 to serving approximately 50,000 people annually and being the largest, most comprehensive program for the entire state. In existence for more than 40 years, SafeNest knows that no two domestic violence situations are ever the same and they offer a variety of services that are tailored for the domestic violence victim including a confidential shelter for women and families, counseling and crisis intervention, individual and group therapy, additional residential services, 24/7 Temporary Protection Orders, and employment/life-skill classes.
Tickets are $85 per person in advance online at www.safenest.org pending availability. For those who cannot attend the event, instructions to participate in the silent auction remotely will be available on www.safenest.org.