Argrow’s House to host annual gala Sept. 20

Argrow’s House of Healing and Hope will host its sixth annual Fundraising Gala on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Figge Art Museum in downtown Davenport.

The gala, which begins at 6 p.m., will feature heavy appetizers, a keynote address by visionary social entrepreneur Manvee Vaid, survivor testimonies, a virtual tour of Argrow’s counseling office and new storefront, a pop-up Argrow shop and more. The event also launches the Circle of Hope Giving Campaign and includes a “scavenger hunt” throughout the museum featuring art that focuses on empowerment.

Tickets — $50 to $400 — are available online through Tuesday, Sept. 19.

“We are so excited to throw a party celebrating the beauty, social enterprise work and healing in the Argrow’s House community,” said Dr. Kit Ford, founder and director of Argrow’s House, in a news release. 

“We also hope to raise significant funds in order to continue to provide trauma-informed holistic services to women survivors. This is incredibly important work, and we invite the Quad City community to help support us … and have a great time while doing so.”

Argrow’s House of Healing and Hope is a safe space offering free services for women healing from violence and abuse. Argrow’s House also is a bath and body social enterprise where women healing from abuse create beautiful products that provide a living wage for themselves in a safe space that celebrates who they are, the release states. 

Over the past six years, Argrow’s House has served hundreds of area women and children healing from violence. The organization has employed and supported survivors, including their other business endeavors; offered monthly domestic violence support groups; art therapy; food programs; therapeutic animal support; yoga and more. It also has opened a community and counseling center for survivors and provided a residence for women and children survivors of violence to live rent free, according to the release.

“I felt trapped. Argrow’s House got me unstuck,” one survivor said in the release. “They provide free resources, support, financial assistance … and an out.”

For more information, visit the event website.

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