December 7, 2018

SafeNest Launches Gingerbread House Fundraiser

Fundraiser to benefit 200+ children living in SafeNest’s confidential shelter and client programs

LAS VEGAS – SafeNest, Southern Nevada’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence homicide in Clark County, is launching a gingerbread house fundraiser for children living at SafeNest’s confidential shelter and children of clients SafeNest serves through its advocacy and education programs. Each child will receive their own gingerbread house to decorate and enjoy with their family.

SafeNest provides housing for approximately 175-225 children and 150-200 adults per year at the organization’s confidential shelter. Families stay at shelter an average of 64 days. SafeNest provided direct service to 39,673 individuals in 2018, including shelter, 24/7 Hotline, counseling and protection orders.

“Unfortunately, domestic violence doesn’t stop for the holidays. For families experiencing or escaping domestic violence, this time of year isn’t full of holiday cheer,” says Liz Ortenburger, CEO, SafeNet. “By giving our families these kinds of moments throughout the season, like decorating gingerbread houses with their friends and children, our hope is to create happy, healthy holiday memories.”

Gingerbread house kits are $50 and available through Dec. 25. Children at the shelter will be decorating their Gingerbread houses on Dec. 10, and families not living at the shelter will receive the kits individually.

Sponsorships are available and include providing a mom and child a safe place to stay for the night and providing a new home starter kit for a family transitioning out of the SafeNest shelter. To donate a gingerbread house or for additional sponsorship information, please visit or

Established in 1977, SafeNest is Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive non-profit agency devoted ending domestic violence homicide in Clark County. Serving approximately 40,000 people annually, SafeNest’s programs include a 24-hour confidential shelter and hotline, counseling, court assistance and prevention education. For more information, please call Laurie Cody, Vice President of Communications & Marketing at 702-821-2731 or (512) 423-8857. Visit


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