MORRIS COUNTY — April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and for the second year, Deirdre’s House, the Center for Morris County’s child victims of abuse and or neglect, will be holding its Wine and Whiskey Tasting to raise funds to provide services to child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence. The event will be held on Friday, April 5 at the Morristown Hyatt, 3 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown.
For the second year, Wine and Whiskey Country is the co-sponsor of the event, which will feature a wide variety Wine and Whiskies available for tasting, as well as a Wine and Spirit Pull, Silent Auction, and Buffet. Just some of the whiskies that will be available for tasting are Tommy Rotter Triple Barrel, Featherbone Bourbon, Slane Irish Whiskey, High West, Whistle Pig 12-Year-Old, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Four Roses Yellow Label, Old Forester 1870. There will also be a variety of gins and vodkas. Attendees will also have the chance to participate in the SHINE campaign, a national initiative with the goal of transforming the conversation around the issue of child sexual abuse. Event attendees will be able to have their photograph taken with special signs that feature encouraging messages for survivors of child sexual assault.
Sponsors, attendees, and silent auction donors are still needed to help raise funds to ensure that critical services provided by Deirdre’s House will continue to be available to child abuse victims and their families. In addition to Wine and Whiskey Country, lead sponsors already include Bressler, Amery and Ross, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Charles Schwab Morristown Office, and several private donors. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.
Founded in 1994, Deirdre’s House, is the leading resource for children in Morris County who have suffered abuse, neglect or witnessed domestic violence. It is the only site in Morris County where a child victim can be interviewed and digitally recorded by law enforcement, medically examined and treated, and clinically counseled in English and Spanish, all free-of-charge and all under one roof.
Proceeds from the Wine and Whiskey event will be used to fund the Deirdre’s House Advocacy and Clinical Counseling Programs. Deirdre’s House Executive Director Maria Vinci Savettiere, Esq. explained, “By attending or sponsoring this event, members of our community can raise funds and awareness to ensure that though a child’s life may be altered by abuse, it does not have to be defined by that abuse.”
For more information on Deirdre’s House call (973) 631-5000, or click here.