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EDC Charity Auction 2016 Donations Give Back to Las Vegas

Sometimes it takes a while for a charity event to deliver its payoff, so I want to make sure we don’t miss it! The donations from the EDC Week Charity Auction in 2016 reached fruition, and it’s really magical to see what we have accomplished! 

Insomniac Cares is the charity branch of Insomniac Events and has been around sine 2011. Since then, the team has raised over $1.7 million for its nonprofit partners. One way that they have raised huge amounts of funds is through the EDC Week Charity Auction. I’ve always loved this auction and reading all the things you can bid on. It’s fun to see what artists offer up unique one-in-a-lifetime experiences all in the name of charity. It always reminds me of how awesome our community is, and how it is truly a community.

EDC Week Charity Auction in 2016 raised over $120,000. The nonprofit attached to EDC this year was The Shade Tree. The Shade Tree is a Las Vegas based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing shelter for women and children who are the victims of domestic violence and/or human trafficking. It’s heavy stuff.

“The first time we visited The Shade Tree, we were blown away by the incredible work being done to protect the women and children in crisis in Las Vegas,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “The growth of the EDC Week Charity Auction has been so rewarding, especially to have witnessed the transformation of the Children’s Activity Center over the past year. I am so grateful for our friends, local partners, and fans around the world for contributing to this amazing renovation that created a brand new colorful space for the kids to express themselves and feel safe at the shelter.”

Insomniac Cares worked with Nutone Construction to renovate the Children’s Activity Center at The Shade Tree. The Activity Center was also fully stocked with movies, books, arts and crafts, costumes, stuffed animals and more for the children.

“The renovations far exceeded anything we could have imagined for the Children’s Activity Center,” said Stacey Lockhart, executive director of The Shade Tree. “We work hard to create a safe and inspirational place for the children to grow and now we have the opportunity to offer that to the children we serve.”

I’m so proud to be a part of the rave community when I see stories like this. Share this, reblog it, and spread the word about the good things that come out of rave culture. I don’t see enough news publications covering the positive sides of our community.

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Images by Bennett Sell-Kline for Insomniac. 

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