Annual event raises awareness for domestic violence and sexual assault
On Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 beginning at 6 p.m., a group of women dressed in wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses and other formal wear will set foot in historic downtown St. Augustine to help raise awareness for domestic violence and sexual assault in a charity pub crawl benefitting the Betty Griffin Center.
The idea for the event, Wear It More Than Once for Charity, began as an excuse to wear a wedding or bridesmaid dress again for a good cause. The founder of the event, Julie Watson, wanted to support a local charitable organization that focused on women and the Betty Griffin Center was the perfect choice. Since 2014, the Wear It More Than Once for Charity event has raised over $5,000 for the Center.
The pub crawl begins at Taberna del Caballo, located at 37 St George Street, with additional stops at Casa de Vino 57, located at 57 Treasury Street and Meehan’s “Backyard” Island Cafe & Tropical Bar, located at 51 Charlotte Street. Participating restaurants and bars will provide all participants drink specials and the opportunity to win a raffle prize.
Limited tickets are still available and can be purchased for $50 through Eventbrite. 100% of ticket sales are donated to the Betty Griffin Center. Tickets do not include drinks or other purchases. Those who would like to donate without participating may also contribute through this site.
About Betty Griffin Center
Betty Griffin Center operates a 54-bed emergency shelter, six transitional apartments and provides outreach services, training, and education throughout St. Johns County, Fla. The mission of the Betty Griffin Center is to offer protection and quality services for the victims of domestic violence and their minor children and/or victims of sexual assault and their families in the county through the operation of a shelter, offering assistance, counseling and providing transitional support and advocating for survivors. They also educate the community about services provided and raise awareness on the problems of domestic violence and sexual assault to break cycles of violence.