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Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Inc. Presents Pour & Sip: a virtual event and fundraiser 

Minot, ND: Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) is excited to present Pour & Sip a virtual event and fundraiser on October 24th, 2020 at 7pm. To maintain DVCC’s mission to safety, this event is virtual through Zoom. Tickets are $40 for singles and $65 for couples. All tickets include acrylic pour paint, canvas, a surface protector, 1 bottle of DVCC handcrafted wine, and a link to the live pour paint tutorial. Tickets are limited to the first 180 participants. Additionally, there will be a virtual silent auction platform to bid on items proceeds benefitting the DVCC. Auction participants do not need to purchase an event ticket to bid as it will be open to the public. Items will be available to preview starting October 17th. The auction will go live on October 23rd. Please, see DVCC’s social pages for this link. 
 
What makes this virtual event unique is DVCC is partnering with Urban Winery, a local, downtown business to create handcrafted wine made by DVCC’s staff, board, and volunteers. Bottles are sold in the 375 ml and 750 ml size. These are priced at $40 and $65 and include a pour paint art kit for 1 to 2 persons depending on the size of the bottle purchased. To create these pour paint kits, DVCC is shopping local and partnering with Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Inc. Presents Pour & Sip: a virtual event and fundraiser 
Minot, ND: Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) is excited to present Pour & Sip a virtual event and fundraiser October 24th, 2020 at 7pm. To maintain DVCC’s mission to safety, this event is virtual through Zoom. Tickets are $40 for singles and $65 for couples. All tickets include acrylic pour paint, canvas, a surface protector, 1 bottle of DVCC handcrafted wine, and a link to the live pour paint tutorial. Tickets are limited to the first 180 participants. Additionally, there will be a virtual silent auction platform to bid on items proceeds benefitting the DVCC. Auction participants do not need to purchase an event ticket to bid as it will be open to the public. Items will be available to preview starting October 17th. The auction will go live October 23rd. Please, see DVCC’s social pages for this link. 
 
What makes this virtual event unique is DVCC is partnering with Urban Winery, a local, downtown business to create handcrafted wine made by DVCC’s staff, board, and volunteers. Bottles are sold in the 375 ml and 750 ml size. These are priced at $40 and $65 and include a pour paint art kit for 1 to 2 persons depending on the size of the bottle purchased. To create these pour paint kits, DVCC is shopping local and partnering with Artmain; one of North Dakota’s last independent art supply stores.  The Pour Paint Kits and Wine will be available to pick up the week prior to the event at a location to be announced. Event attendees will receive a Zoom link through their email. This link will give them special access to a live pour paint tutorial from a veteran artist where they can learn how to create pour art, enjoys sips, and some eats from their favorite restaurant all while in the comfort and safety of their own home all for a worthy cause.  
 
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All proceeds will go to Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Inc.’s general operating fund. DVCC’s  2020 fundraising efforts have been deeply impacted by COVID-19 and the cancelation of Tauros for Teal and Cause for Rock. DVCC’s request for services have increased during the pandemic from the same time frame of the past three years. Now, more than ever, fundraising matters for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 
 
Other local businesses sponsoring this event are 62 Doors, Niess Impressions, The Minot Minotauros, and Sherwin Williams of Minot. VIP tickets to DVCC’s exclusive wine making event at Urban Winery in August and media thank you packages to sponsors are available. Contact DVCC directly at (701) 852-2258.  DVCC is still looking for restaurant partners to run a dine to donate in congruent with this event.  
 
Events such as Pour & Sip allow DVCC to continue to provide a refuge and resources to begin a life free of violence to those escaping abuse. The need for DVCC’s resources and services have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 Crisis.  
 
If you are unable to attend but wish to contribute, please mail contributions to: 
DVCC 
PO Box 881 
Minot, ND 578702 

; one of North Dakota’s last independent art supply stores.  The Pour Paint Kits and Wine will be available to pick up the week prior to the event at a location to be announced. Event attendees will receive a Zoom link through their email. This link will give them special access to a live pour paint tutorial from a veteran artist where they can learn how to create pour art, enjoys sips, and some eats from their favorite restaurant all while in the comfort and safety of their own home all for a worthy cause.  
 
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All proceeds will go to Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Inc.’s general operating fund. DVCC’s  2020 fundraising efforts have been deeply impacted by COVID-19 and the cancelation of Tauros for Teal and Cause for Rock. DVCC’s request for services has increased during the pandemic from the same time frame of the past three years. Now, more than ever, fundraising matters for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 
 
Other local businesses sponsoring this event are 62 Doors, Niess Impressions, The Minot Minotauros, and Sherwin Williams of Minot. VIP tickets to DVCC’s exclusive winemaking event at Urban Winery in August and media thank you packages to sponsors are available. Contact DVCC directly at (701) 852-2258.  DVCC is still looking for restaurant partners to run a dine to donate incongruent with this event.  
 
Events such as Pour & Sip allow DVCC to continue to provide a refuge and resources to begin a life free of violence to those escaping abuse. The need for DVCC’s resources and services have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 Crisis.  
 

Tickets can be purchased by contacting DVCC at (701) 852-2258

If you are unable to attend but wish to contribute, please mail contributions to: 
DVCC 
PO Box 881 
Minot, ND 578702 

 

The COVID-19 Crisis

To those of you who have donated recently whether it be through time, financial means, or contributing items:  We know that the COVID-19 Crisis has made it exceptionally difficult to give. Your contributions allows us to continue to be available 24/7, 365 days a year when there is a crisis, to provide teletherapy, online support groups and chats, advocacy, and resources to survivors and our community during this difficult time. Thank you! 


#GivingTuesdayNow

Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) is proud to announce our participation in #GivingTuesdayNow. #GivingTuesdayNow is underway, a global day of giving and unity created as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The official date of #GivingTuesdayNow is May 5, 2020, but this fundraising initiative runs throughout most of May. Donations are accepted April 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CDT through May 26, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. We are asking for your support so we can continue to serve all those experiencing interpersonal and sexual violence while maintaining our commitment to safety, advocacy, and education in amidst of the COVID-19 Crisis. What makes our fundraising efforts especially important is that we are participating in the #Nonprofit Matching-Fund Initiative which, means your dollars are supplemented by available match funds on both national and statewide levels. Help us gain momentum and donate today. We are asking you to give online so you can also share your giving and our commitment to survivors online. The success of this campaign lies not only in your individual monetary donation but in community awareness of our #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. 


Domestic Violence Crisis Center Meets The Challenge

                For 43 years, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center has been providing increasingly innovative and comprehensive services to victims and their families in our service area including Minot and the four counties served of Ward, Renville, McHenry and Pierce.   DVCC provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking.

               The flood of 2011 was devastating for many, but for those who were in need of DVCC services it was an extreme hardship.  At this time, DVCC was forced to temporarily close its shelter and office and lost the two apartment buildings that were housing families transitioning to their new beginnings away from violence.   DVCC accepted the biggest challenge of their history; to build a campus where all services could be provided at one, centralized location.  This was an innovative idea allowing victims and their families to be safer than when the services were at 4 separate locations scattered throughout the community.  A true continuum of care for victims has been created by DVCC.

                DVCC took on the project to build the “New Beginning” Campus.  While this project was needed, it also required significant funding.  DVCC had many donors from the community as well as several grants to support a large part of the project, but it was still necessary to complete the project to take out a significant debt in the form of a construction loan.  This loan created the largest debt that DVCC had ever faced.  In addition, DVCC continued to provide record numbers of services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.

                DVCC was given a challenge by Roger and Michelle Tollefson and Mark Tollefson in memory of his wife, Lori Tollefson.  This extremely generous family pledged to give a donation of $250,000 each towards the existing construction loan if DVCC raised the remaining balance of $165,000.  The funds would pay off the construction loan in full.  It’s through community actions like this that change can actually take place, and this is one of those moments when everyone in the community was given the opportunity to make a difference.

                On October 17, 2016, DVCC celebrated the completion of the Tollefson Challenge.  Enough funds were raised with pledges to pay off the construction loan.  DVCC is grateful to the Tollefson family for providing this wonderful opportunity and to the Minot Community for the financial contributions to meet the challenge.  DVCC is truly blessed by this outpouring of support.  


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