On Thursday, May 17, 2018 Room to Rebloom held its fourth annual fundraising event, “Rebloom on the Roof,” to support survivors of domestic violence. The nonprofit’s mission is to empower women and families in the National Capital Area who have been victims of domestic violence by providing them with design services and other resources needed to create beautiful home environments and help rebuild their lives.
Barry Dixon, Principal Interior Designer, Barry Dixon Inc. and Will Thomas, Emmy-Winning Journalist, co-hosted the event at Fathom Gallery, leading a “Raise the Paddle” live auction. Tracy Schlegal and Kelcey Huff, Owners of Waterlily Interiors, then addressed guests by recounting their inspirational experience with Room to Rebloom, as they designed the charity’s most recent home space for a Mother and her two children.
Guest enjoyed signature cocktails from Lyon Distilling Co., drinks from DC Modern Luxury and lite fare from Casa Luca by renowned DC Chef Fabio Trabocchi. The silent auction included items donated by Entertainment Cruises, DC Lash Bar, Home on Cameron, Potomac Riverboat Company, Maggie O’Neill Fine Art, Milk Bar, A Beautiful Closet, Southwest Airlines, Janus et Cie, The Tailored Man, Kendra Scott, Logan 14 Aveda Salon Spa, Rachel & Co., Green Hydrangea Flowers and more.
The event successfully raised enough money to outfit an entire apartment for a survivor of domestic violence.
Room to Rebloom is the only organization in the region whose mission is to serve domestic violence survivors in independent housing. More info at www.roomtorebloom.org
*Cover photo is Room to Rebloom Board Members Lyn McGann, Kia Weatherspoon, Sherry Moeller, Enid McKitrick, Liz Levin and Christie Stute. Photo Credit: Joy Asico Photography.