Thelma and Louise Fundraising Project
On August 15, 2022, Executive Director Heidi Roy and Development Coordinator Amanda Cronin of Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services were presented with a special donation from Kathy Reim, board member for WE Ignite and Rachel Reim-Ledbetter, a volunteer with the Lincoln Theatre. The check for $458.75 was the result of a fundraising event entitled, A Weekend with Thelma & Louise: Then and Now, that featured a showing of the original 1991 movie, followed by a showing of a documentary called, Catching Sight of Thelma and Louise by Jennifer Townsend.
“This was a perfect example of how a community can come together to educate, inspire, empower and support shared values for making this a place of safety, healing and growth,” said Reim. WE Ignite is a non-profit founded in 2018 and offers conferences bringing women together. The Lincoln Theatre has been a dedicated partner in supporting local non-profit efforts as well as entertainment since 1926.
The proceeds from this effort will support survivors of interpersonal violence in our community and help Skagit DVSAS work towards its mission of ending domestic violence and sexual assault in Skagit. “Skagit County ranks 8th out of 39 counties in Washington State for the rate of domestic violence incidents. It takes our entire community working together to end the cycle of violence,” said Roy, “this event was an encouraging step in that direction.”
“So many generous people worked together to make this a memorable, productive weekend,” said Reim-Ledbetter. “It is a heartfelt example of what we mean when we talk about Skagit Strong.”