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International Day of the Girl

October 8 – October 11

In celebration of International Day of the Girl, we've partnered with non-profit She Is Safe to host and participate in a number of different events along the Boulevard!

International Day of the Girl aims to highlight & address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. Join us for special activities during our Signature Event Series Tuesday October, 8th through Friday October, 11th along with exciting events hosted by the She Is Safe team. 


Schedule of Events:

Little Acorns | Tuesday, October 8th, 10AM to 12PM

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their pre-school aged tots for free playtime fun in the Plaza, where they will create butterfly artwork. The event will also feature a special activity for moms and caregivers.

AvalOM | Wednesday, October 9th, 6PM to 7PM

Enjoy a special yoga class in the Plaza featuring exclusive swag as well as an opportunity to learn about ways to keep girls safe from human trafficking.

Avalon Sip & Stroll | 
Thursday, October 10th, 5PM to 8PM

Sponsored by Awesome Alpharetta, guests are invited to explore Avalon Boulevard while sipping on delicious signature cocktails from select retailers and restaurants. A portion of the evening’s sales will be donated to She Is Safe.

From Avalon to the World: Day of the Girl Celebration | Friday, October 11th at 4:30PM

Gather in the Plaza for music, special guest speakers, face-painting and the official unveiling of Safe Haven’s Butterfly Sculpture. At 5:30PM, guests are invited to take part in a live, en masse butterfly release that symbolizes setting girls free from a life of slavery and trafficking. Butterflies will be available for a suggested, cash-only donation of $5.

Free a Girl. Change the World. She Is Safe Fundraising Gala | 
Friday October 11th at 6PM

Following the butterfly release, guests are invited to a glamorous fundraising gala at The Hotel at Avalon. During the event, attendees will experience a Sip & Share reception on the hotel’s rooftop terrace, followed by an inspiring dinner and program in the Teasley Ballroom, which will feature performances by Harmony: Atlanta’s International Youth Chorus and Sideways Contemporary Dance Company. To purchase tickets or for more information on sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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