Almost 400 Moose Javians crowded into the Cosmo Senior Citizens Centre for the second annual Silent Voices fundraiser for Moose Jaw’s Transition House.
“We thought we would get a bunch of friends together and do something positive,” said Darrell Andrei, one of the organizers of the event. “Silent Voices is the name we decided on, and all proceeds go to the Transition House.”
The fundraiser was launched after Andrei and his wife lost a friend who had been a victim of domestic abuse in the past.
“Last year, when the group decided this was something they wanted to do, they ran with it. They plan it, they do all the work and we are the lucky beneficiaries,” said Karen Closs, executive director of the Transition House.
The event, which focuses on the empowerment of women dealing with domestic abuse, is well-supported by the community and by organizations within it, Andrei said.
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