Toyota of Orlando joins Harbor House in giving the gift of hope

April 23rd, 2018 by

Toyota of Orlando is proud to announce that we have officially joined Harbor House in sponsoring “Handbags for Hope”, a charitable event to raise money and awareness for domestic abuse and those affected by it. All proceeds from the benefit will go directly to Harbor House, and we’re thrilled to be involved with such an important Central Florida organization.

Orlando Harbor House

Event details:

  • Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm (VIP admission 5:30 pm)
  • Location: The Abbey at 100 S. Eola Drive #100, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Admission: $25 general admission, $35 at the door, $75 VIP

Who is Harbor House?

Harbor House has been in Central Florida for over 40 years and their mission is integral to protecting both victims and survivors of domestic abuse. First and foremost, they are an emergency shelter for men, women, children, and even pets who are in need of a safe place to stay in the face of domestic abuse. They’re state-certified to provide these services and are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure they can always offer a safe haven. Additionally, there’s no cost to stay at Harbor House. However, a shelter isn’t the only service they provide.

Harbor House also offers a crisis hotline that victims of domestic abuse can call for assistance or advice, as well as counseling services and legal advocacy for those who need it. They even offer pet kennels and child care to ensure that the transition out of a dangerous situation and into a safe one is that much easier. In 2017 alone, Harbor House offered shelter for 346 adults and 352 children and responded to nearly 5,000 hotline calls. Their presence is welcome and necessary to offer a safe space in Central Florida for those who need it most.

Join us at Handbags for Hope!

At the Handbags for Hope event, you can make a difference. Not only will you be able to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a selection of both new and slightly used handbags up for silent auction and purchase, you’ll also be able to support an incredible organization and make a difference in the lives of domestic abuse victims and survivors. Like we mentioned, all proceeds go to Harbor House so they can continue to offer their exceptional services to those in need in our local community. Join us in giving the gift of hope!