Charlotte, illness NC – The Respite, salve A Centre for Grief & Hope, providing holistic services for those suffering any kind of loss, will be holding their first fundraising gala on March 23, from 6:30-10pm at Grace on Brevard in Uptown Charlotte. The Hope & HeART Gala is being sponsored by Harris Development Group and Compass Asset Management. Tickets, at $50 each, include dinner, live music, inspirational speaking and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheRespite.gala or by mail. All proceeds from the Gala will be used to provide services to all who need them.
“The Respite is greatly needed in Charlotte and fills a void with unique services related to grief and hope” says Steve Harris, principal at Harris Development Group. “We recognize the need that The Respite addresses and, along with Compass Asset Management, wanted to show our support for this new non-profit organization by sponsoring their first fundraiser.”
The evening will include a delicious meal with wine, soulful live music by Ananda and The Inclusion Profusion Art Ensemble, inspirational speaking, and a fabulous silent auction with items including original artwork and jewelry, JetBlue tickets, winery tours and more!
In 2011, three women in Charlotte, N.C., Mandy Eppley, Elizabeth Berrien, and Cindy Ballaro, came together using their separate journeys through grief to start The Respite, A Centre for Grief and Hope, a place providing a holistic approach to confronting grief and loss. The Respite, located at 4919 Monroe Road in Charlotte, offers workshops, support groups, therapy, yoga, massage, healing arts and personal and nutritional training for a variety of losses – death, divorce, unemployment, etc. The mission is to help people, regardless of socio-economic status, who have suffered a significant loss in any form to reclaim healthy and productive lives. The philosophy at The Respite encourages individuals to view their grief as a powerful creative force and a rich resource to cultivate.
For more information about the Hope & HeART Gala or The Respite visit www.TheRespite.org or call 704-372-4010.