Decorating Date: Friday, November 22, 2019 • 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Decorator Cocktail Party: Friday, November 22, 2019 • 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Nugget Sierra Ballroom: 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431 - 2nd Floor, ask about loading dock
Individuals, businesses, and groups fill out the Donor Commitment Form to design and donate a tree, wreath, stocking and/or prize to Safe Embrace for the Gala.
Following the requirements outlined in this guide, individuals and groups will begin planning the design of their tree, wreath, stocking, and/or gift basket.
Groups then begin gathering up the materials that they will need –and challenge others to enter the decorator competition! Note: Creativity, recycling/upcycling, and handmade items are 100% encouraged!
On the day before the gala design crews will gather at the Nugget Casino Resort with everything needed to set up their displays. Safe Embrace will place a sign near the trees to give credit to the group or individual donors that donated and decorated it.
Download and review the decorator guidelines.
Submit your commitment form by filling out the form below.
Get your design team together and choose the tree or wreath you will donate and collect all the items that you will need to decorate it.
Each tree design team will be provided 10’ x 10’ of floor space to set up their creation. Anything on, in, under, or around the tree will be considered to be part of the donation and part of the competition entry.
Decorating Date: Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Decorator Cocktail Party: Friday, November 22, 2019, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
The cocktail party will happen during setup to enhance the festivities and fun and team atmosphere. Please feel free to continue decorating your tree or wreath during the party.
Best Wreath - Best in Show - Highest Earning - 1st Place Tree Category Awards: Traditional, Whimsical, Elegant, Themed.
Participants do not have to be present to win – but we would love it if you were there!
If you are donating a wreath, gift basket, or auction/raffle prize, you may drop off your item at the Safe Embrace Office any time before November 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM.
We are also happy to pick up your donation.
Safe Embrace is committed to ending the cycle of intimate partner violence through innovative prevention and intervention services. For over 18 years, we have been committed to educating our community and providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
The Trees and Lights Gala is Safe Embrace’s largest fundraiser, held on Saturday before Thanksgiving. The event is anything but somber – it is a delightful black-tie fundraising event and the perfect way to kick off your holiday season! You and your guests will enter the Gala via red carpet and participate in a cocktail hour surrounded by beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths that will be auctioned off during the event and then delivered to the highest bidder’s home.
Administration Office & Donation Center
780 East Lincoln Way | Sparks, NV 89434
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm | 775-324-3766
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