It’s time for one of the year’s favorite fundraising events. Fake It to Make It, a lip sync challenge to raise funds for SafeHomes Inc., will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 26 at the Miller Theater.
SafeHomes offers support to victims of domestic violence through advocacy, education and awareness. Founded in 1979, the organization affects the lives of more than 2,000 individuals and their families each year. Offering services for women, men and children, SafeHomes can house up to 24 individuals at one time in its emergency shelter. The nonprofit also provides outreach programs to nonresidential victims.
Other services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, legal advocacy, a support group, counseling and life skills classes. The organization serves a 10-county area including Columbia, Richmond, Lincoln and McDuffie counties.
“SafeHomes has truly filled a real need for over 30 years to many who have been unfortunately abused and that require confidential and caring help,” says Phil Alexander, CallingPost founder.
Seven contestants will vie for the Lip Sync Championship. Each contestant will prepare two performances to wow the audience and to work toward a fundraising goal of $10,000 for SafeHomes’ Domestic Violence Center. A championship belt will be awarded to the judges’ choice winner, and a second belt will go to the top fundraiser.
“Fake It to Make It has allowed SafeHomes to connect with the community in a unique way by engaging community members to participate in raising funds for our mission, as well as to do something that is outside of their comfort zone and normal routine,” says Jennifer Frantom, development director.
Tickets for the show are $15, $30 or $50, and buyers can “credit” their ticket amount to one of the contestants at the time of purchase. For more information, visit safehomesdv.org.