Benefit Will Support Battered and Homeless Women, Children and their Pets

The Shade Tree celebrated its Ninth Annual Friends of the Shade Tree “Girls Night Out” on Thursday, May 5, at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The swanky soiree raised nearly $200,000 for the non-profit organization that benefits battered and homeless women, children and their pets.

Girls Night Out was emceed by FOX 5 news anchor, Jason Feinberg, and featured live performances by Red Rock Casino’s Zowie Bowie and FANTASY headliner, Lorena Peril, who sang “Halo” in memory of dancer Debbie Flores-Narvaez.

The benefit held a silent and live auction which featured tickets to ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, a private tennis lesson with retired professional tennis player, Steffi Graf, a weekend package to the Marchesa Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week and three hosted dinners by master chef, Julian Serrano, who generously offered two more than originally planned due to its high-demand from the bidders.

About The Shade Tree
The mission of The Shade Tree is to provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity and self-reliance.

Since 1990, The Shade Tree has served homeless and abused women and children, victims of domestic violence, victims of elder abuse, victims of street crimes, female veteran, homeless youth and the physically disabled. Using programs offered by The Shade Tree, women can rebuild their lives. They can find employment, secure permanent housing and become a productive member of the community.

The shelter provides immediate safety from the harshness of the streets, street crime and domestic violence. Each person is provided accommodations that ensure the dignity and respect of everyone utilizing the shade The Shade Tree services.

The Shade Tree is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women, children and their pets in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds and 50 temporary beds, The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in the state. The Shade Tree provides some 80,000 nights of shelter each year. On average, 33% of our clients are children under the age of 18. Senior citizens represent the fastest growing segment of our population.

The Shade Tree is a 501©3 non-profit organization. This means that most donations are tax deductible. We are a local ‘grass roots’ agency with no national affiliation or support.

All services are provided completely free of charge, regardless of the length of stay. This removes any barrier that might prevent a woman from accessing necessary services for herself and her children.

FOX 5 news anchor, Jason Feinberg, emceeing The Shade Tree’s Girls Night Out.

FANTASY headliner, Lorena Peril, at The Shade Tree’s Girls Night Out.

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