There was mystery in the air when “The Magic of the Orient Express” rolled into town — Family Shelter Service’s annual Gala, held on April 13 at Bobak’s Signature Events, Woodridge. More than 400 Family Shelter supporters attended the event, which featured a mystery game with literary detectives of yesteryear to help guide them to the clues.
Family Shelter’s mission of providing help and hope to those affected by domestic violence was advanced by the generosity of guests who bid on such items as trips, sports tickets, in-home chef events and even a room makeover through a highly active Bid Board, as well as silent and live auctions.
Family Shelter board president Eileen Sachanda discussed the issue of domestic violence in our community. “Sometimes we think domestic violence is not a problem in DuPage County, but with 600 calls per month to Family Shelter from law enforcement, we know that it is. Tonight, I ask you to join us; we welcome your involvement in any way.”
The evening’s featured guest was columnist, reporter and TV personality Jenniffer Weigel who also discussed the prevalence of domestic violence and the importance of supporting Family Shelter’s mission.
Since 1976, Family Shelter Service has offered help and hope to victims of domestic violence through shelter, counseling and advocacy. For more information, please visit www.familyshelterservice.org.