8th Annual JFP Chick Ball Set for Saturday, July 28, 2012 | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

8th Annual JFP Chick Ball Set for Saturday, July 28, 2012

The 8th Annual JFP Chick Ball is raising money to help the Center for Violence Prevention start a rape crisis center. Center Director Sandy Middleton chose the focus for this year's fundraising effort because sexual assault is an epidemic in Mississippi, and far too resources are available to help the victims. As always, the JFP Chick Ball will be a fun and funky event with a cover charge of only $5 for men and women 18 years of age and older. Once inside, you will find all sorts of fun ways to help raise additional funds, including the city's best silent auction with well over 100 gift packages and art by local artists to bid on. In the past, the JFP Chick Ball has funded a new mini-van for the center, raised start-up funds for the area's first (and subsequently very successful) batterer's intervention program, set up a legal fund to help families escape abuse and funded rural programs around the metro area.

The JFP Chick Ball is a community effort and draws on all segments of the community for volunteer help; donations of gifts, gift certificates, money and art; and to help promote the event. Please see http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/index.php/site/comments/10_ways_to_help_the_chick_ball_fight_domestic_abuse_051712/10 Fun and Easy Ways to Help the JFP Chick Ball.

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