Friendship Home (www.friendshiphome.org) opened its team registration in July for its largest fundraising event of the year, Safe Quarters. On Sunday, October 8, over a thousand Friendship Home volunteers will head out to Lincoln and surrounding neighborhoods for the 21st annual Safe Quarters. By registering, you can help them reach their goal of knocking on every household door in Lincoln and surrounding area communities to collect financial contributions for survivors of domestic violence and raise awareness of the life-saving services they provide. Safe Quarters is Friendship Home’s largest annual fundraiser. In 2022, over $90,000 was raised, and as a result, Friendship Home was able to serve over 1,500 survivors of domestic violence.
Teams of volunteers are needed to walk Lincoln neighborhoods. A team generally consists of eight to 15 members and all ages are encouraged to participate. Volunteers will receive t-shirts and collection buckets for the drive. You can help provide “safe quarters” to someone in crisis during this annual event.
Funds collected during Safe Quarters go towards Friendship Home’s mission to provide safe, confidential shelter, crisis services and ongoing support for families who have experienced domestic violence and are rebuilding their lives. To access safe emergency shelter and services, call Friendship Home’s helpline at (402) 437-9302. Learn more about services and how to get involved by going to www.friendshiphome.org.