Events/ Fundraising

Event Sponsorship

The Mid-Minnesota Women's Center holds annual fundraisers, and offers donors the opportunity to sponsor the events. For example, The Mid-Minnesota Women's Center Fundraiser is held in October and the Alex & Brandon community fundraiser is held in May. Each of these events are attended by community and business leaders and offer unique opportunities for sponsor recognition. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities contact Vicki at 218-828-1216

Create an Event 

Some groups or businesses – large and small - hold events of their own to benefit victims of domestic violence. For example, annual toy drives, children's Christmas parties, wine tastings, golf tournaments and hosted parties – all to benefit the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center.
To inquire about unique event ideas and opportunities contact Vicki  218-828-1216.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Online Silent Auction

September 2020

Dear Community Partner:

Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, Inc. has been providing victim advocacy services since 1978. Those services have remained, even during a worldwide health emergency, as an essential safety net for survivors of crime, who continue to be the paramount focus of our organization.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is right around the corner. With the global increase in domestic violence cases during the COVID-19 pandemic, awareness and action are urgently needed. This October, join us in spreading the message, activating bystanders and sharing information that can help those who are experiencing violence during this unpreceded crisis.

While our awareness and fundraising efforts look quite different this year, we are more committed to our cause more than ever. Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, Inc. will host an online silent auction this year in place of our annual gala that was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be open for bidding on October 18th and it will close on October 31st. You may view our online auction at 

This year our goal is simple - to raise funds to continue offering life-saving services at the only domestic violence shelter located in all of Region 5.

We recognize that many are stretched thin financially, but for those who are not, we humbly ask you to consider making either a monetary or tangible donation for our upcoming silent auction. Remember, Mid-Minnesota Women's Center, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization #41-1324087 so all donations are tax-deductible. Donors will be recognized on social media and various other marketing avenues.

Please contact:

 Lenora Zino – Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center Community Relations & Volunteer Coordinator (218) 537-0588 

Cristina Fluegge – Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center Lead Advocate (218) 838-4072 

If you would be so kind as to donate merchandise for our fundraiser and then contact us so we can coordinate a time to pick it up. We respectfully request all donations be submitted by October 9th to ensure adequate planning, unless other arrangements have been made. Together, we can help our friends, neighbors and communities! Thank you for your consideration. We value and appreciate the support that has been given to our organization in previous years and hope you will consider attending when it is safe for us to begin hosting events again.


Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, Inc. Staff & Board of Directors

Cash for Lunkers- Fall Virtual Fishing Tournament 

The Mid-Minnesota Women's Center Brainerd, MN.  Established in 1978, our organization is two-fold.  Our Domestic Violence Shelter is a 26 bed facility for individuals fleeing abuse. We offer safe shelter, resources and education for families experiencing Domestic Violence. Our other facility is the Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center. Here we offer supervised visits and monitored child exchanges. This facility was completed and opened in 2000. Alex & Brandon were murdered by their father in 1996 after their mother was denied supervised visitation for the children by a Family Court Judge in Sterns County. Although we are two separate facilities with separate staff, we share the same Executive Director and Board of Directors. We need your help!!!
With Covid-19 (no explanation necessary) we have (like all non-profits) lost all of our planned events and Fundraisers for the year. We have decided to have a Virtual Fundraiser Fishing Tournament. It will take place  Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 Starting at 7:00am and run through Sunday at 1:00pm.  You register on the Fishdonkey app. under MMWC "Cash for Lunkers" tournament. 
Click Here to visit Facebook  to get details and follow our event.
Contacts for help or questions-
Tournament Director - Justin Fox 1-651-395-1595  e-mail -
Mid-Minnesota Women's Center/Child Safety Center - Lenora Zino 1-218-537-0588
Fishdonkey - Bonnie Amundson - 1-512-971-1456

Christmas Present Wrapping Fundraiser 

Mid-Minnesota Women's Center is hosting a present wrapping fundraiser every Friday, Saturday and Sunday now until Christmas. Christmas helpers will wrap your presents we have wrapping paper, ribbons, bows. All you have to do is bring your gifts to the Westgate mall and we will wrap them for a freewill donation. All proceeds will directly go to MMWC programs. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCLED FOR 2020 

Candlelight Vigil 

This event is a tribute to survivors and those we've lost due to domestic violence. Every year in October will send candles down the Mississippi river for every life lost in the Femicide report. There will be a candlelight ceremony and community non-violence pledge. The event is held under the Kiwanis park bridge in Brainerd. If you would like to volunteer at the event please contact Lenora at (218) 537-0588.

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