Family Tree, a non-profit organization located in Wheat Ridge that works to end child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and homelessness, is holding its 26th annual Celebration of Achievement on May 9, 

Fundraiser: Family Tree holds its 26th Annual Celebration of Achievement on May 9, 2019.

2019, at 6 p.m. at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This event raises critical funds to support vital programs Family Tree offers.

Dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, and a signature activity all make this evening a unique experience. Guests will help celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and families who have created positive, lasting change in their lives as they support Family Tree’s work.

“Celebration of Achievement is an exceptional opportunity for our community to honor the successes of these strong and self-reliant individuals while helping Family Tree serve even more individuals and families,” said Scott Shields, Family Tree Chief Executive Officer.

One of last year’s celebrants, a Fa

mily Tree volunteer, Julia, commented, “It feels good to be recognized. I would consider myself successful and definitely happy. I couldn’t have done it without you.”

Another celebrant, Liz, shared, “I’m proud! It’s touching; it makes me want to cry and also smile.”

Liz and her son Sam found Family Tree after leaving a violent situation in Idaho and having no choice but to sleep in a tent when they had nowhere else to go. The two were stabilized and now have a home of their own and are self-reliant. Liz enjoys her career and Sam is in his senior year in high school.

Family Tree serves more than 8,000 individuals like Liz and Sam each year with child and youth services, domestic violence services, and housing and stabilization services. Family Tree’s partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will allow for double the guests to join in this year’s celebration. Family Tree hopes to raise $200,000 to continue impacting lives.

Tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities are available by visiting www.The or by contacting Tami Mawhir at tmawhir@thefamily