Kaleidoscope 2018 is coming Saturday March 24th.

On Saturday, March 24th, the Rotary Club of Winchester will sponsor Kaleidoscope, a black-tie optional fundraising event to be held at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. This event was created by our Club to raise money for community non-profit organizations. This fun filled evening will include dinner, a silent auction, and a chance to win $25,000 cash. With the support of our community, Kaleidoscope has raised over $700,000 for our community.

PRESS RELEASE
On Saturday, March 24th, the Rotary Club of Winchester will sponsor Kaleidoscope, a black-tie optional fundraising event to be held at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. This event was created by our Club to raise money for community non-profit organizations. This fun filled evening will include dinner, a silent auction, and a chance to win $25,000 cash. With the support of our community, Kaleidoscope has raised over $700,000 for our community.

Our Club is pleased to announce the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition. will be the 2018 beneficiary. Funds raised from Kaleidoscope 2018 will be used to assist the Coalition as they endeavor to identify substance use in adolescents and intervene before it progresses into addiction.

The “Give Me a Reason” drug prevention initiative is designed as a way for youth to avoid peer pressure and it gives them a reason to say “no” to using drugs. The program would provide free saliva-based drug testing kits to parents or caregivers and would give youth an opportunity to say, “I can’t use drugs, my parent’s drug test me.” The non-invasive test is given within the privacy of a home with results in about 10 minutes. The NSVSAC would offer the drug testing kits at its office on Piccadilly Street, at the health department, police departments and sheriff’s offices, family resource centers and at local schools.

The mission of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition is to collaborate with community partners to take the lead in identifying and developing effective resources to ensure that the necessary continuum of care for substance abuse and addiction services are available to all members of the community.

In 2013 the communities in the Northern Shenandoah Valley experienced a significant increase in the number of deaths resulting from drug overdoses. Concerned by this unprecedented and tragic rise in the loss of life, a committed and diverse group of community stakeholders began meeting and formed a task force, later named the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition (NSVSAC). Since 2013, the Coalition has responded to community-identified needs by establishing a regional Drug Treatment Court, held several community events to
reduce the stigma associated with addiction and enhanced and expanded treatment options for substance use disorders (SUDs).

 

To order tickets, please contact us at jbaker@winchesterstar.com or visit Bell’s Fine Clothing on the Old Town Mall to purchase your ticket in person.