Throughout the year, the Center for Prevention of Abuse participates in and hosts a variety of special events and fundraisers. We invite you to mark your calendars, join us, and help us build a safe and peaceful community. All funds raised stay local and go directly toward client services.
Check back here to stay up-to-date with special events. If you are interested in volunteering at any special events, please click here.
The Duck Race is CFPA’s largest fundraiser and the success of the Race is essential in raising funds to help all people live free from violence and abuse. CFPA’s Duck Race is the longest running Duck Race in history and this year, we celebrate the 30th anniversary. On August 25, more than 30,000 rubber ducks will race down a giant water slide in East Peoria and the first 30 ducks to cross the finish line win a prize for their owner. Prizes range from a cash grand prize, to overnight hotels stays, travel packages, fine jewelry, gift cards, furniture, and more. Ducks are available for sponsorship beginning early June. This event helps raise nearly $200,000 for CFPA’s mission. We are currently in need of monetary sponsorships as well as prize sponsorships. Check back for more information, or reach out to the Marketing team at 309-691-0551.
The Mythili Dance Academy (MDA), the oldest and premier institution of traditional Indian Bharatanatyam dance in Peoria, Illinois, is raising funds for CFPA at its bi-annual fundraiser on October 6 at Five Points in Washington, Illinois. MDA’s mission is to collaborate with diverse dance communities and raise funds for important causes. This year, more than 100 dancers ranging from ballet, traditional Indian dance, Chinese dance, Mediterranean dance, and more will come together to put on a spectacular performance celebrating the Indian folk tale, “The Tale of Two Anklets.” Check back for more information about the show and ticket sales.
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