The Queen of Hearts Fundraiser, presented by The Slaydies Den, will take place Friday, February 8, 2019, at 7 pm at Seneca Harbor Station in Watkins Glen. Proceeds from this ladies-only event will go to First Step Victim Services, the domestic violence program of Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler. Seneca Harbor Station is providing appetizers and a cash bar for the evening, with music and a photo booth from Finger Lakes Entertainment Group. A silent auction will take place during the evening as well. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online at or in person at The Slaydies Den in Montour Falls or Seneca Sunrise Coffee in Watkins Glen.

First Step Victim Services Supervisor, Kristine Morseman, is elated by the upcoming event stating, “I’m excited and honored that The Slaydies Den has chosen First Step Victim Services to benefit from their annual fundraiser this year. Local donations are critical to receiving grant funding. We will be using the funds raised to directly assist clients who are leaving abusive relationships and starting their lives over.” This is the second annual fundraiser hosted by The Slaydies Den. Last year this event raised $850 for Care Net Pregnancy Center of Penn Yan; owner Jerakah Heady set a goal of $1000 for this year’s fundraising effort.

The Slaydies Den is a Women’s Empowerment Center which focuses on Gratitude, Self-Care and Giving Back to the community. Located on Main Street in Montour Falls, The Slaydies Den offers a non-judgmental space for women to shop and network via an array of meetups, from Women in Business to Stepmom Support. Annual membership to The Slaydies Den is available (although not required to participate) with “Denmates” receiving discounts at woman-owned local businesses in the area as well as boutique exclusives and first looks.

This event would not be possible without the partnership between The Slaydies Den and its 2019 Business Partners: Seneca Sunrise Coffee (Watkins Glen, NY), Downtown Grind (Elmira, NY), Bespoke Apothecary (Elmira, NY), Inner Peace Floats (Watkins Glen, NY), Kidd Media Productions (Canandaigua, NY), Your Happy Pace, LLC (Saratoga, NY), Lularoe with Meghan Francis (Fairport, NY), Sabrina’s Bake Shoppe (Penn Yan, NY), Zumba with Elizabeth (Buffalo, NY), Riqui Hess Wellness (Watkins Glen, NY), Mary Jayne’s Lemongrass Spa (Penn Yan, NY), J. Elizabeth Styling with Elizabeth Ruth-Shook (Elmira, NY), My Interview Buddy (Nashville, TN)  and Soul Styling Empath to Empowered (Maryland).