Events

The Collins Center holds two fundraisers each year, with the goal to build awareness of the agency's mission and to raise critical funds in support of our victim services and prevention programs. To learn more about this year's events, or to volunteer or be a sponsor, please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Jess Balac.

jess@thecollinscenter.org | 540-432-6430

The Chocolate Walk

The Chocolate Walk is held in May in conjunction with Harrisonburg's First Fridays Downtown. Participants follow a map, which guides them through downtown as they stop at participating stores, restaurants, businesses, and offices along the walk's route and sample a wide variety of handcrafted chocolates prepared by the area's best chefs, bakers, and the Collins Center's confectionary-minded supporters. 


The Autumn Soiree

In honor of our 30th anniversary in 2018, the Collins Center spearheaded a new fall fundraiser, the Autumn Soiree. We've accomplished a great deal in 30 years, but there is so much more to be done towards our mission of eliminating sexual violence and its impact in our community.

The event takes place at The Barn at Kline's Mill in Linville and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, 2 drink tickets, live jazz music, a photo booth, silent and live auctions, outdoor games, a dance party, and more!