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Don’t Miss Headrest’s Annual Fundraising Gala—Mud Season Madness

Apr 26, 2016 12:14PM ● Published by Kirsten Gehlbach

Celebrating 45 years of community, crisis, and addiction-recovery support”

As the mud dries up and the flowers begin to bloom, join the celebration of the good work that Headrest has done for 45 years and the invaluable service the organization provides to the Upper Valley and beyond. With two primary service areas of addiction counseling and its crisis hotline, Headrest helps thousands of people every year who may not have anywhere else to turn.

Headrest Mud Season Madness Dinner Dance is a fun evening at The Quechee Club with cocktails, dinner, music, dancing, and the annual silent auction. Celebrate Headrest and its efforts to help ensure that people in need will have a place to turn to, all day, every day, and for many years to come.

Your attendance at the event will help to support Headrest, and your assistance will help this nonprofit maintain its 24/7 crisis hotline, which is a central access for many clients seeking services for serious problems. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

The Mud Season Madness event starts with cocktails and socializing at 6pm, with time to review the numerous desirable silent auction items on display. Then, enjoy a sit-down dinner at 7pm while you figure out what to bid on and the best strategy to win. Dance music begins after the auction results are announced. This event has evolved for 10 years to become an anticipated gateway to spring!

Tickets are $55 and are limited in number to the 140-person capacity of the Quechee Club; of the $55 ticket cost, $30 is a tax-deductible donation to Headrest.

Proceeds benefit Headrest, a nonprofit organization that began at Dartmouth College in 1971 and is now located in Lebanon. Headrest provides the only 24-hour crisis hotline for New Hampshire, Vermont, and parts of Maine, and it has logged over 395,000 hours of continuous service to the Upper Valley and beyond. In 2015, this meant answering 7,500 phone calls, half of which were considered crisis calls, including nearly 700 suicide-related calls. Headrest also provides addiction-recovery services to those who have no other resources, no insurance, and no access to health care.

Headrest recognizes that sometimes we lose track of our lives. They suddenly aren’t where we thought they’d be, and we don’t know how to get back on track. Headrest helps with some of those tough, very real issues. Headrest is the only option for these services in our area. Headrest’s mission is to help those with limited income, so that no person is turned away; no person is alone.

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