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 celebration of our 30th anniversary, the Collins Center is excited to spearhead 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.

Please join us on Friday, November 9th at The Barn at Kline's Mill in Linville for an evening of celebration and gratitude for our community of allied partners and supporters. Your $75 ticket purchase includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, 2 drink tickets, live jazz music, photo booth by The Rosy Co., silent and live auctions with award winning auctioneer Josh Puffenbarger, outdoor games, dance party with DJ Barkley, and more!