Freedom House 8th Annual Gala
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City
Tickets are now available for the Freedom House 8th Annual Gala, benefiting human-trafficking survivors in the San Francisco Bay Area. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Acclaimed social activist, filmmaker and musician Justin Dillon, founder and CEO of Slavery Footprint and Made In A Free World, will be the keynote speaker at the annual fundraiser, which is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City. Justin is a “solutionist” who has proven that everyday people with a dream and the resolve to see it through can become remarkable change agents in society. In his upcoming book, A Selfish Plan to Change the World, set for distribution by HarperCollins Christian Publishing in May, Justin provides a step-by-step guide for alleviating the poverty of meaning by fighting others’ poverty of means. He also is the director of CALL + RESPONSE, a theatrically released documentary that quickly became a rallying cry for the modern abolitionist movement.
Highlighting the evening will be the emotional testimony of a Monarch program graduate who will share her personal journey from exploitation to independence. Gala attendees also will enjoy the entertaining silent and live charity auctions, guest speakers and a gourmet dinner with complimentary wine.
Early-bird tickets are offered at a reduced price: $125 per individual ticket and $1,250 for a table of 10. After the limited supply is sold, individual tickets are $150 per person and tables of 10 are $1,500. To make an online purchase, please click here. For your convenience, you also may buy tickets or tables by mail by sending your check made payable to Freedom House at PO Box 2065, Burlingame, CA 94011.
For optimum dinner seating, please consider becoming a Gala sponsor. For information about sponsorship levels, contact Gala@FreedomHouseSF.org.
Volunteer opportunities are available to help plan this major event. If you would like to join the fun and become involved with the auctions, marketing, Fund-A-Need, wine raffle, sponsorship or registration, kindly send an email to Katie@FreedomHouseSF.org.
Gala proceeds will benefit The Nest for adolescent girls, located in Santa Clara County, and The Monarch for women, based in San Mateo County.
Spring 2017 Volunteer Training Program
Training Begins Saturday, March 4 | Santa Clara County
Freedom House now is accepting applications for its upcoming volunteer training sessions for those who would like to serve the organization as an Advocate or work directly with survivors as a Shelter Volunteer.
Advocate Volunteers attend a one-day session to learn about human trafficking in order to educate the public about the issues and how Freedom House is addressing the needs of survivors. To be considered for one of the limited Shelter Volunteer positions, candidates must submit a completed application and undergo a LiveScan background check. Shelter Volunteer trainees must complete the required 40-hour training course.
To learn more about the volunteer program and to receive an application, contact Tina@FreedomHouseSF.org.
Training dates are shown below:
Sat., March 4, 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. Advocates/Shelter Volunteers
Tues., March 7, 5:50 p.m. – 9 p.m. Shelter Volunteers
Sat., March 11, 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shelter Volunteers
Tues. March 14, 5:50 p.m. – 9 p.m. Shelter Volunteers
Sat., March 18, 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shelter Volunteers
Tues., March 21, 5:50 p.m.- 9 p.m. Shelter Volunteers
Sat., March 25, 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shelter Volunteers