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Hope Harbor is a 501(3)c nonprofit, meaning we receive federal and state funds but also rely on community support to continue services. Our fundraising and awareness efforts are spread throughout the year with different community focuses and opportunities for all ages. We heavily promote our upcoming events on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and information about these events can be found below.
Speak Out Speakeasy
This 1920s themed event begin in 2019 in partnership with Little Fox Bakery and was held again in 2020 at The Charleston in Bowling Green, KY. With live music and flapper dresses, this event also includes a silent auction focusing on local artists, drinks, and food. With over 200 in attendance in 2o20, we anticipate this annual event to continue to grow. Speak Out Speakeasy will take place in February and presale tickets are required.
Take Back the Night
As a part of April for Sexual Assault Prevention Month, Take Back the Night is annually held on the third Thursday in April. This march and rally is an opportunity for the community to come together to unite against violence and show support survivors. This is a free event that includes t-shirts, speakers, music, face painting, and a march around downtown Bowling Green. Many community agencies and businesses give monetary support for Take Back the Night.
First Things First
This performance features local artists and original work with themes that reflect healing and recovery from sexual violence, gender violence, dating violence, racial violence, and body image. In partnership with WKU English and Gender Women’s Studies Departments, this performance is a fundraiser for Hope Harbor as well as an opportunity to showcase local poetry.
This wizard-themed event is held at Chaney’s Dairy Barn at 9191 Nashville Road in June. Beginning in 2017, Dairy Potter has grown to be our largest family-focused event with themed activities, train rides on Lil’ Toot, themed ice cream from Chaney’s, face painting, costume contest, and a silent auction. Graves Gilbert Clinic has been our title sponsor since 2017.
Summer of Love and Consent
This groovy fundraising event is hosted by Tidball’s beginning in 2019. With live music from local bands, local artist vendors, tie-dye t-shirts, face painting, and henna, we recognize the importance to be present in Bowling Green’s night-life scene. Alcohol is commonly used as a weapon in sexual assaults, but drinking is not the cause of sexual violence. Hope Harbor believes awareness events in local bars can help prevent sexual assaults and teach ways to intervene.