Trees & Lights Gala

The Trees and Lights Gala is Safe Embrace’s largest fundraiser, held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The event is anything but somber – it is a delightful black-tie fundraising event that is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season!

The Trees and Lights Gala will be on Saturday, November 23, 2019. You and your guests will enter the Gala via red carpet and participate in a cocktail hour surrounded by beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths. All the trees and wreaths will be auctioned off during the event and then delivered to the highest bidder’s home the following week! Your sponsorship includes a three course meal followed by a fast-paced live auction, dancing and entertainment.

Sponsorship Options

$10,000 Platinum Sponsorship

Receive two VIP tables at the Gala, a suite at the Nugget the night of the gala, a full page ad in the program and acknowledgement by the Master of Ceremonies during the event. Platinum sponsors will also be recognized at additional marketing events throughout the year and be added to the donor appreciation wall in our corporate office. 
$8,420 tax deductible donation

$1,750 Silver VIP Table Sponsorship

Silver VIP table sponsors will receive a company reserved table with logo in VIP seating, and a quarter page ad in the program.
$1,105 tax deductible donation

$300 Couple Tickets

The couple package is a perfect date night, or evening with a friend. Spend a lovely evening at this beautiful formal event filled with dining, dancing and raising funds for a great cause!
$186 tax deductible donation

$5,000 Gold Sponsorship

Receive a VIP table at the Gala Event and be included in all Gala marketing. Gold sponsors will also receive a half page ad in the program, be acknowledged by the Master of Ceremonies during the gala, and be added to the benefactor appreciation wall in our corporate office. 
$4,280 tax deductible donation

$1,500 Table Sponsorship

Reserved table for 10. Fill a table with your friends, and pass around all of the good feelings of raising money for the cause.
$630 tax deductible donation

$150 Individual Ticket

Enjoy a three-course meal at the Gala. Stay for an evening of dancing and giving back to a great cause.
$93 tax deductible donation

Room Code

Make the most of the event and stay the night or the weekend!
Use Group Code: GSET19

Sponsorship Options

$10,000 Platinum Sponsorship

Receive two VIP tables at the Gala, a suite at the Nugget the night of the gala, a full page ad in the program and acknowledgement by the Master of Ceremonies during the event. Platinum sponsors will also be recognized at additional marketing events throughout the year and be added to the donor appreciation wall in our corporate office. 
$8,420 tax deductible donation

$5,000 Gold Sponsorship

Receive a VIP table at the Gala Event and be included in all Gala marketing. Gold sponsors will also receive a half page ad in the program, be acknowledged by the Master of Ceremonies during the gala, and be added to the benefactor appreciation wall in our corporate office. 
$4,280 tax deductible donation

$1,750 Silver VIP Table Sponsorship

Silver VIP table sponsors will receive a company reserved table with logo in VIP seating, and a quarter page ad in the program.
$1,105 tax deductible donation

$1,500 Table Sponsorship

Reserved table for 10. Fill a table with your friends, and pass around all of the good feelings of raising money for the cause.
$630 tax deductible donation

$300 Couple Tickets

The couple package is a perfect date night, or evening with a friend. Spend a lovely evening at this beautiful formal event filled with dining, dancing and raising funds for a great cause!
$186 tax deductible donation

$150 Individual Ticket

Enjoy a three-course meal at the Gala. Stay for an evening of dancing and giving back to a great cause.
$93 tax deductible donation

Room Code

Make the most of the event and stay the night or the weekend!
Use Group Code: GSET19

Donate a Tree, Wreath or Prize

Your support of Safe Embrace will help victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking become survivors.
The funds raised at the Trees and Lights Gala will support Safe Embrace’s emergency shelter program. 

TREE DONATIONS MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE NUGGET:
Please plan to deliver and setup your tree at the Nugget on Friday, November 22, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. There will be a Designer Cocktail Party on Friday, November 22, 2019 between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. for tree donors.

WREATHS, STOCKINGS, GIFT BASKETS AND PRIZES:
Please let us know if you will drop your donation off at the Safe Embrace administrative office or if you would like a volunteer to pickup your donation

Traditional decorated tree

  •  All trees must be artificial and fire retardant and include a tree stand.
  • Please give all tree details and value to Safe Embrace prior to 11/1/2019.
  • All trees must have a name, value and inventory of items. 
  • All decorations must be secured to the tree. We recommend using hot glue or super glue to secure items.
  • After the Gala, trees will be delivered, fully decorated, to the highest bidder. 
  • Only decor that can withstand vigorous movement when being moved should be used on your tree. Ornament hangers should be wired to the branches and glued to the tree if possible.
  • Tree skirts are mandatory.
  • Presents and additional gifts to boost interest in the tree are HIGHLY encouraged.
  • You may include signage with your corporate logo around the tree.
  • Tree toppers must be designed to be removed from your tree for delivery.
  • Please provide a separate box with bubble wrap for all tree toppers or items that are not secured to the tree.
  • All lights must be attached to the tree. If it is not a pre-lit tree, please make sure lights are secured to the tree. Please make sure your lights are fire safe.

unique concept tree

  • Please give all tree details and value to Safe Embrace prior to 11/1/2019.
  • All trees must have a name, value and inventory of items.
  • Please provide a separate box with bubble wrap for all items that are not secured to the tree.
  • When possible, please secure decorations to the tree.
  • After the Gala, trees will be delivered, fully decorated, to the highest bidder.
  • Only decor that can withstand vigorous movement when being moved should be used on your tree.  

wreath Donation

    • Basic Wreath Requirements 40” or 36” inch size or a unique concept wreath.
    • All wreaths must be artificial and flame retardant.
    • Hangers are required. Please include a wreath hanger and a secure loop or hanging mechanism.
    • All wreaths will be displayed on a freestanding door at the event.
    • Decor, lighting and ornaments must be securely fastened to the wreath. Wires, hot glue or super glue are encouraged.
    • Wreath lighting must be battery operated.
    • Presents and props that increase the value of your wreath are highly encouraged.
    • Please include a storage bag or box so the winning bidder can take the wreath home at the end of the night.e.  

    Silent Auction Items

    The silent auction is a big part of our fundraising event! Thank you for considering donating an item to it! We are looking for any of the following gifts:

    • Holiday Stockings – filled
    • Gift Baskets
    • Gift Certificates
    • Airline Tickets
    • Vacation and Staycation packages
    • Wine, Beer, and Liquor
    • Other Unique Silent Auction Items
    Safe Embrace is committed to ending the cycle of domestic and sexual violence with innovative prevention and intervention services.

    Emergency Shelter

    In September 2019, Safe Embrace will open the new wing of our shelter expansion which brings our capacity from 15 beds to 32 beds. When the expansion opens, our safe house will be the largest, most inclusive shelter in Washoe County. Safe Embrace is the only shelter that is able to house male survivors and is completely ADA accessible. 

    Safe Embrace operates the only “dual focus” emergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence and human trafficking in Washoe County. Shelter residents receive basic food items, hygiene items, clothing, transportation assistance, support/education groups and access to recreational activities. 

    Last year we provided 3,304 bed nights in the Emergency Shelter

    24 Hour Crisis Response

    Our Crisis Response Team works with primary victims of domestic and sexual violence over our local hotline, through the Internet, and by working with walk-ins to our administration office. We ensure that all survivors are listened to, provided with useful information (including safety planning), and referred to appropriate local resources. Last year, over 1,300 requests for shelter in Safe Embrace’s emergency shelter were made through the emergency hotline. 

    Our Team supported 2,629 primary victims of domestic and sexual violence last year.

    Housing Programs

    Our comprehensive transitional housing program reduces the housing barriers that many of our low-income/homeless clients face. 100% of survivors who exited the program last year maintained permanent housing.

    In July 2019, Safe Embrace launched the only Rapid Re-Housing program in Washoe County that specifically targets survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This program will offer subsidized housing for 10-12 individuals and families for up to 24 months.  

    372 Months of Subsidized Rent Paid Per Year for Survivors

    Our Programs

    Over the last two decades, Safe Embrace has provided high quality, trauma-informed services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Reno-Sparks area. All services are free, and we pride ourselves on helping some of the most vulnerable populations in our community.

    We provide the following free services to our community:

    • Emergency Shelter
    • Emergency Hotel Placement
    • 24 Hour Crisis Response and Emergency Hotline
    • Kids Klub Program
    • Emergency Transportation
    • Individual and Group Therapy/ Drug and Alcohol Counseling
    • Transitional Housing and
      Rapid-Rehousing
    • Legal Advocacy
    • Case Management
    • Educational Programs for
      At-Risk Populations
    • On-Site shelter for pets at the Emergency Shelter.

    Come to the Gala.
    Get in Touch. Get Involved.

    We would love to see you at the Trees and Lights Gala, please register online today! If you would like to learn more about Safe Embrace or to make a donation, please contact us. 

    780 E. Lincoln Way Sparks, NV 89434

    Call Us: (775) 324-3766