Fill SafeNest’s pantry by donating unexpired, non-perishable canned food, paper goods, and baby items and receive $2 off admission to the 46th Annual Las Vegas Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show, Sept. 7-9, at its new location at World Market Center, Pavilion 2 (209 S. Grand Central Pkwy). An arts and crafts tradition in Las Vegas, the Harvest Festival opens at 10 a.m. and is open until 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Proceeds are also donated to SafeNest when you purchase a bag for your belongings and utilize the bag check area during the event. For all three days, SafeNest volunteers and staff will sell bags for $1 each and check bags for a donation of $1 per bag. Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive charity devoted solely to domestic violence issues, SafeNest provides services such as advocacy, counseling, prevention, and shelter to abuse victims and their families and empowers them toward self-sufficiency in a violence-free setting.
“The Harvest Festival is one of our most successful supply drives,” stated Liz Ortenburger, SafeNest CEO, stated. “The generosity of our community helps the shelter’s pantry stay full for almost a year.” SafeNest has collected 1.5 large bins full of paper products, diapers, wipes and toiletries and nearly 30 shopping carts of non-perishable food items for use in the confidential shelter.
With more than 250 exhibitors, the Las Vegas Harvest Festival boasts more than 24,000 American handmade arts and crafts including jewelry, woodturnings, art, photography, specialty foods, clothing, décor, and more.
SafeNest provides a confidential shelter for victims and their children fleeing domestic violence. Residents at the SafeNest shelter stay an average of 60 days weeks. Last year the SafeNest shelter provided more than 16,000 nights of shelter to 448 domestic violence victims, provided hotline services for more than 27,000 crisis callers, offered more than 7,600 group and individual therapy sessions, and processed 1,775 emergency protection orders through the SafeNest hotline alone.