Jail & Bail Fundraiser
2023’s Date: … Pending
Each year, the Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Shelter staff and administration host the Jail and Bail fundraiser where individuals can be “fake arrested” and required to post bail.
According to Jennifer Lainhart, Director of Hope’s Wings, nearly 40 individuals and community members have signed up to be arrested, and post a $500 bail.
All funds raised will go towards Hope’s Wing’s emergency shelter and will be used for repairs to the building, medications for clients, transportation, clothes, food and any other expenses grants will not cover.
“The cuffs are waiting for them,” Lainhart laughed. “It’s all in fun, we have a good time, but the purpose of Jail and Bail is very serious. We need those funds to support our emergency shelter. There are not a lot of grants that support emergency shelters.”
Typically, the fundraiser raises about $35,000-50,000 a year.
Location: First Christian Church on Main Street in Richmond, KY
``An Evening for Hope`` Fundraiser
2023’s Date: … pending
Since 2006, Hope’s Wings has been serving Madison County and its surrounding area – offering everything from emergency and transitional housing for victims of domestic violence to community education and counseling.
“An Evening for Hope” will feature a dinner at a local venue with a local restaurant catering each year. There is also a cash bar as well as dancing, a big fireworks show, and live music from a featured local band.
Jennifer Lainhart, executive director of Hope’s Wings, says, “The fundraiser this year is a big deal because fundraising has been down since COVID and these events are a good way to spread the word about the shelter.”
Tickets to “An Evening for Hope” can be purchased at our website. They sell for $125 per ticket or $1250 for a table of 10. Donations to Hope’s Wings can also be made on the website or by check at PO Box 488, Richmond, KY, 40476.
“Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Proclamation Signing and Lunch at City Hall”
2022 Date: October 3, 2022 at 11:00am
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues. Over the past 30+ years, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals.
Local community leaders come together at either Berea City Hall or Richmond City Hall to sign the proclamation in front of and with community members..
Throughout downtown Richmond, Richmond Fire Department firefighters hang purple banners on lamp posts to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month which is recognized throughout October.
Law enforcement cruisers will also display a purple awareness ribbon alongside the statement, “Domestic violence is a crime,” throughout the month.
The courthouse and Berea City Hall display purple flags on their lawns to represent the 44 lives lost to domestic violence in the state this year.
These are just some ways first responder agencies and the three governments of Madison County are helping assist Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program to raise awareness to help end domestic violence.
Location: Berea City Hall, 212 Chestnut St, Berea, KY 40403
``These Hands Don't Hurt`` Men's Rally
2022 Date: October 13, 2022
Join us for a night of family activities as we celebrate healthy relationships in our community. Activities include: a special guest speaker, recognition of those who lost their lives to domestic violence throughout the year, and honoring a community volunteer who has gone above and beyond to make Madison County a better and safer place.
Location: Madison County Courthouse, 101 W Main Richmond, KY