While the majority of funding for our work comes from grants and contracts for services with agencies at the state and federal level, Peaceful Paths would be unable to complete our mission without local monetary support.  The critical donations that come from individual donors, organizations, and fundraising activities support client services, staffing, and pay for operational costs that are not covered by other funding.

Groups and organizations often provide fundraising activities that benefit Peaceful Paths, from food drives to the Vagina Monologues production.  These activities allow the organization to establish new donor groups, increase outreach in different communities, and provide invaluable match dollars for grant applications.

Upcoming Agency Events

Spring Pop-Up Thrift Store 3 Day Event
Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017

Join us for this three day shopping event at the Peaceful Paths Spring Pop-Up Thrift Store. Swing by Peaceful Paths Outreach Office and shop while supporting our programs. Every dollar we make goes towards direct client assistance. We will have clothing, household goods and furniture available for purchase. This is a three day event you don’t want to miss.

We will be open the following hours:

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, March 3, 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 8:00am to 1:30pm

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Guest Chef Cocktail Party 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Doors open at 5pm
Presented by the UF Department of Psychiatry

Guest Chef Cocktail Party, presented by UF Department of Psychiatry, is back for its 16th year at the Gainesville Woman’s Club on Thursday, March 16, 2016. This unique affair features local members of the community serving their favorite recipe from their own kitchen. Guests will also have the opportunity to browse a great auction which features items from local businesses. There will be a complimentary beer and wine bar with a cash liquor bar. Every dollar raised helps Peaceful Paths fulfill our mission to end domestic violence in our community.

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The Amazing Give
March 29-30, 2017

The Amazing Give will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. This 24-hour online fundraising effort hosted by the Community Foundation of North Central Florida with the help of sponsors, will offer our area of nonprofits the chance to raise funds to support their critical missions.

Click here to view Peaceful Paths profile for The Amazing Give

4th Annual Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 1pm

Join Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network and the UF Child Protection Team for the 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament, hosted by Swamp Head Brewery on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The tournament kicks off at 1pm. In addition to raffle drawings and food trucks,The Wetlands at Swamp Head Brewery will be open for guests to enjoy. All proceeds will benefit Peaceful Paths Child & Youth Programs and the UF Child Protection Team.

First & Second Place Prizes
1st Place Prize: $500, a trophy and a $50 Swamphead Gift Card
2nd Place Prize: $250, a trophy and a $30 Swamphead Gift Card

Click here to view registration information

Upcoming Third Party Fundraisers/Events

Gainesville’s 2017 Production of The Vagina Monologues
Tuesday, February 14,  Friday, February 17 & Saturday, February 18

The award-winning play The Vagina Monologues is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives over the last 21 years that the play has been performed.

This year’s performance is benefiting Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network & Wild Iris Books.