RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (WSAV) – A local non-profit is hosting its second annual Black and Purple Gala to aid in its efforts of serving victims of domestic violence.
Benefitting Confidently Learn to Live Inc., the gala is set for Saturday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Richmond Hill City Center (520 Cedar Street).
WSAV’s Tina Tyus-Shaw will serve as the gala’s mistress of ceremony. Featured guest Allen Bailey, football defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons, will also be in attendance.
Confidently Learn to Live Inc. specializes in treatment for individuals dealing with domestic violence and low self-esteem.
“The organization was created based on my purpose and the pain that I went through years ago, and just seeing individuals go through the same type of situations that I have been through, and seeing how they need help,” Confidently Learn to Live Inc. founder Lula Wilson told News 3.
The organization provides daily workshops that equip youth with the necessary skills and resources about bullying and peer pressure while helping build self-confidence and proper social skills.
Confidently Learn to Live Inc. is currently in the middle of renovating a home in McIntosh County that will be used as a shelter for women and children who are in need of a safe space.
“We want it to house about eight self-sufficient individuals so they will have a place to go in their time of need, because when you’re in a corner, you don’t want to [worry about] where you’re going to eat, where you’re going to get your next [meal],” Confidently Learn to Live Inc. CFO Michael Ransom told News 3.
All proceeds from the event will help with the renovations as well as the after-school workshops.