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.
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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 Disco Gala
As the Collins Center's largest fundraiser, the Annual Disco Gala in the fall brings over 150 supporters together each year to raise critical funds towards our mission of eliminating sexual violence and its impact in our community.
Held in November, the fun-filled evening at Beyond includes dinner, drinks, music and dancing. The event is supported by generous sponsors and local businesses that donate items to the live and silent auctions. Tickets are $75 per person and proceeds from the event support the services of the Collins Center.