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'No Show Ball' raises money to save lives by serving others

Posted: 8:14 PM, Feb 15, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-16 08:01:26-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A lot of nonprofits raise money by throwing swanky parties, but for those participating in the "No Show Ball" Saturday night, they got a great meal without having to leave their home.

It works just like it sounds. You don't have to show up for the big event and dozens of End Slavery Tennessee volunteers deliver a three course meal straight to your door.

"It’s going to be the fanciest ball you don’t ever have to show up for," said Margie Quin, the event's organizer.

All the proceeds help End Slavery Tennessee continue their work of taking in and helping victims of human and sex trafficking in Middle Tennessee.

Quin, who also serves as CEO of End Slavery Tennessee, says the food ordered will go a long way towards funding their safe house for abuse victims.

"We’re going to provide everything they need the moment they arrive on our doorstep. Sometimes that is intensive outpatient therapy, sometimes that’s addiction recovery. It’s going to be intensive therapy for complex trauma," Quin said.

Once the bags are filled with the food and wine that were pre-ordered, the bags are loaded up and delivered door to door. Melinda Haws said she heard about the fundraiser through her daughter's school, and decided it would be a sweet way to spend Valentine's Day Weekend.

"It’s a great way to help," Haws said.

If you'd like to learn more about End Slavery Tennessee's mission or to make a donation, visit their website: https://www.endslaverytn.org/