Mayor’s Ball Beneficiaries Announced
Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling announced that the Norwalk Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) and Literacy Volunteers at Norwalk Public Library will receive proceeds from the 2019 Mayor’s Ball.
The Norwalk Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, provides services to adults and children. DVCC’s professional staff of counselors gives crisis intervention, safety planning, individual and group counseling in both English and Spanish to anyone who may be experiencing domestic abuse. The organization touches everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, culture, religion, sexual identity and socio-economic level or educational attainment. Their mission is to rebuild self-esteem and self-confidence, and help empower them to move toward a more independent existence. Domestic Violence Crisis Center has two locations in both Norwalk and Stamford, CT.
Literacy Volunteers, a program of the Norwalk Public Library Foundation, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, teaches adults to read, write, speak and understand English so that they may achieve their personal, educational, employment and civic goals. Monthly, they serve approximately 450 students who hail from over thirty countries. Some students are well educated and others have had little access to education; however, all share the same goals of wanting to improve their English to better their lives and become better advocates for themselves and their families.
The Mayor’s Ball, established as a non-profit charitable institution is held each January to benefit local charities. The 2019 Mayor’s Ball will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019, at 6:30 pm, Serafina at the Italian Center, in Stamford, CT.
Reservations with payment will be accepted until January 18, 2019 or until the venue sells out, whichever comes first. Tickets are available at $150.00 per person. Tables of ten can also be reserved. Please make check(s) payable to the “Norwalk Community Benefit Fund.” For more information about reservations click here or please Call Maritza Alvarado at 203-854-7950. To donate a silent auction item, please call Sally Johnson, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, at 203-854-7707. Silent auction donations produce the major portion of the Mayor’s Ball proceeds. Tax-deductible contributions to the Mayor’s Ball can be made at any time.