Galentine's Day 2024 - Clallam County Supporting Women Supporting Women in Need
Grab your besties, your bae, and your squad and join us for the party of the year! This event is truly a celebration of all the powerful women in Clallam County. We will be highlighting the incredible woman-owned and operated businesses and organizations in our community, while giving back to women in need.
Galentine's 2024 will feature a catered meal; a heavily staffed bar serving beer, wine, champagne cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; a sweet treat tower at each table; a fashion show of local boutiques; luxury swag bags; and an epic silent auction.
The biggest news: this event is now COED!
Friday, February 9, 2024 | 6 - 9pm
Vern Burton Community Center: 308 East 4th St., Port Angeles
Once again, Galentine's Day has sold out! We are grateful and humbled by the response to this event. Each year we make it bigger and each year our amazing community shows up to support women in need in Clallam County.
Even if you didn't snag a ticket, you can still participate in the silent auction. Click the button below to be taken to our GiveSmart event site. Register and preview the silent auction items that have been donated so far. The silent auction will go live on February 2 for both attendees and non-attendees!
Want to do good and market your business at the same time? Sponsorships are a great opportunity to make a lasting impact on both our community and prospective customers. Each sponsorship level has unique benefits. Sponsorships are no longer available for Galentine's Day 2024, but we would be happy to discuss sponsorship options for our other annual events: LIVE UNITED Prom, Hike United Hike-a-Thon, and Celebrate United. Contact:
Jaycie Wakefield, Development Director | firstname.lastname@example.org | 360-457-3011
Donate a Silent Auction Item
We are still in need of silent auction items! In 2023, the silent auction alone raised nearly $6,000! Donating to the silent auction is a great option for businesses who want to support this important cause but aren't ready to invest in an event sponsorship. It's also perfect for local artists and makers who want to put their work in front of our unique mix of attendees.
The most desirable auction items include: massage and photography sessions, original art, vacation rental stays, professional services, unique experiences, handmade crafts, jewelry, luxury gift baskets, and more! If you aren't sure that your item would be a good fit, contact us: email@example.com
Galentine's Day is not just about the party. The fact is, that domestic violence is pervasive and life shattering. 1 in 3 women have experienced violence by an intimate partner, and 1 in 7 have been injured by and intimate partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Every Day, United Way of Clallam County raises money to support nonprofit groups that provide critical services to people fleeing domestic violence in our community. This event is dedicated not only to raising these funds, but also awareness, and is a reminder that none of us is alone when it comes to this heartbreaking issue.
United Way helps fund 23 nonprofit agencies. Here are two that work directly with victims of domestic or sexual violence:
Healthy Families of Clallam County
HFCC provides free and confidential services to individuals and families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and general crimes. Services include: crisis intervention services, shelter, transitional housing, therapy, financial assistance, advocacy-based counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, system advocacy, classes, support services, and referrals for child and adult survivors. Visit their website: https://www.healthyfam.org/
Located in Forks, Mariposa House provides services to people who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and all other crimes. They have a trauma-informed environment and provide a great deal of mobile advocacy to meet people where they are to make goals to overcome barriers. Mariposa House strives to live and work in a community where everyone can feel safe and valued. Visit their website: https://mariposahouse.org/
Support Our Work
There are so many ways to support this important cause: buy a ticket to the event, purchase a sponsorship, donate a silent auction item, or make a donation. Visit our event page to learn more and get involved!
Photos from Previous Galentine's Day Events
About Women United
There is power when women come together and it's been proven over and over in studies that women who support women are more successful overall! Collectively, we can make a larger impact in business and in our community. We, at United Way, are harnessing all of the empowering energy in Clallam County to form a Women's United affinity group where we can come together, build skills, raise each other up and channel the power of collaboration...and have a ton of fun doing it! This will be an all inclusive safe space where we support each other and feel welcome to have a voice.
Our Women United affinity group aims to represent every race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, and religion; reflect a spectrum of gender identity; and connect across Clallam County. We wholly commit to being anti-racist and anti-oppressive so that, through our genuine connections, we are affirmed as we strive to make our community better and support each other!
Learn more about Women United: