The 5th Annual “Restore the Joy” Domestic Violence Empowerment Luncheon, hosted by Women Who Care Ministries and the Victims’ Rights Foundation, in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, 2 Montgomery Village Avenue.
“Restore the Joy” features a resource fair, a discussion on various issues related to domestic violence by a panel of experts, inspirational performances, and vendor information. Early registration is recommended as seating is limited and the event is expected to sell out. A special rate of two tickets for $40 has been established so that guests will be encouraged to bring a friend, or to purchase an extra ticket that can then be donated to someone in need. Individual tickets are $25 per person. Children and senior citizen admission is $15 per person. Tables of ten can be purchased for $200.
The 2011 event, which offers messages of inspiration and hope along with vital resource information, will also feature a keynote address by Barbara Talley. Talley is a speaker, poet, author and publisher of many valued-based living products. She is high-energy, with a special talent for inspiring her listeners as she addresses such topics as goal setting, balancing work and family, empowerment, values, personal leadership, and effective communication. Talley will be joined by special guest Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown.
Guests are encouraged to bring child-friendly nutritious foods for the Women Who Care Ministries Helping Kids Eat Backpack Weekend Food Program. Donations will support the hundreds of backpacks that go home with area children each Friday to ensure that they don’t go hungry over the weekend.
To purchase tickets for the luncheon and for more information please contact Judith Clark of Women Who Care Ministries at 301-963-8588, firstname.lastname@example.org or Greg Wims of the Victims’ Rights Foundation at 301-351-7028, email@example.com. Ticket purchase is also available online at www.womenwhocareministries.org.