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Happy Hour Holiday Party

UPDATED 12/14/2014

This event is open to the public – so please share and plan to join us there!  RSVP on Facebook!

Picture1Happy Hour Holiday Party
Sunday, December 14th, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Keg n’ Cork, 1566 W. Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park
Music by John Lazar
Attire: Creative, fun holiday spirit! (Great prize!)

Join members of the Happy Hour Meetup (and other groups) for a holiday celebration at Keg & Cork with live music by John Lazar.  There will be raffles, prizes, food, live music, live comedy, art, and other surprises – and good company.  Food & Needs Drive (see lists below) and all proceeds benefit the pantry & residents at SafeHouse of Seminole.

AWESOME RAFFLE ITEMS (click for sneak-peek!)

Flyer to share

This adult night out event is free to attend (self pay for food and drink) and open to the public – feel free to share with other groups.

Consider bringing an item to donate to SafeHouse.

New items only, please. If you have questions about donations, please contact BEOrlando@live.com.

QuickList: nonperishable food items including juice boxes, canned goods, spaghetti & sauce, paper towels, toilet paper, all-purpose cleaner, and pots, pans, spices, utensil sets, gas cards, towels, pillows, adult bicycles.  Grocery or gas gift cards and cash donations will also be accepted.

Special Lists:  Pantry and Urgent Needs  |  Holiday Wish List
Can’t be there?  Consider donating online to the First Nights Campaign – When women and children leave home home suddenly to find emergency shelter, they take almost nothing – that first night, many things are needed. You can help.

Consider hosting a drive at your place of business or with a team, social or family group the week before and bring the items to the event.  BE. Orlando can provide local pick-up service for businesses on Dec 13 & 14 (sat & sun) to take to the event – BEOrlando@live.com for info.

A representative of SafeHouse will be IN THE HOUSE from 6:30 to 7:30 to provide materials, accept donations, and answer questions about SafeHouse and the need in our area for the services they provide.


Donated by PintClub.org – Yo-Ho-Ho Rum Basket for the raffle – value $120

Raffle Item donated by PintClub

One of the many raffle items to raise money for SafeHouse of Seminole at the 2014 Happy Hour Holiday Party at Keg & Cork, 12/14/14.

Special thanks to our friends in the Happy Hour Meetup Group for choosing to support SafeHouse of Seminole as the beneficiary of a needs drive and fundraiser!  This happy hour holiday party with a twist of positive impact is a great example of how groups in our community can find creative ways to raise awareness about social issues and engage their members in drives, fundraisers, and volunteer activities that make a difference.  Allison, Galina, and other co-coordinators for this event set an inspiring example for all!



Cooking Class a Success!

Volunteers from BE. Orlando joined together with residents of SafeHouse to prepare cheesebread, spinach dip, salad, lasagne, and brownie s’mores pie.

Click Here for event photos.

Local secular leader serves as one of the facilitators of a cooking class at a domestic violence shelter OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


Volunteers teach a cooking class at SafeHouse

BE. Volunteers are coming together this week to provide supplies, tools, and mentorship to the clients of SafeHouse for a fun evening of camaraderie and cooking.  The menu is salad, lasagne, cheese bread, and a yummy dessert; the goal is to share our personal tips and tricks with the ladies at SafeHouse – and learn a thing or two from them as well!

You can join events like this by visiting our Event Calendar.

SafeHouse envisions community of healthy, violence-free relationships and families. SafeHouse embraces collaboration and exchange, controversy, and creativity, and at its core – change. SafeHouse values the diverse community we live in; bringing that diversity into the work of SafeHouse and implementing programs and policies which communicate respect for that diversity.  Learn more about them at http://safehouseofseminole.org.