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Friends Appreciation Celebration

(Annual in April)

In April, during Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month, The Cottage invites all of our Friends of The Cottage (donors giving more than $120 annually) to the Friends Appreciation Celebration. This event is a casual weekday happy hour event with food, drink and live music. Friends gather to socialize, celebrate and learn about the highlights of the services provided in the previous year.

Thanks to everyone who came out for The Cottage Classic to support and empower survivors! Thanks to our amazing board of directors who put the tournament together and volunteered day of, and @ugagolfcourse for hosting us. Thanks to the incredible Cottage staff for volunteering. And big thanks to the sponsors and donors who made it all happen.  It was a great day and we raised $10,000 for counseling for survivors of sexual assault and child abuse! -
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Cottage Classic Annual Charity Golf Tournament

(Annual in May)

Our annual golf tournament fundraiser takes place in early summer, usually in May. Currently the “shotgun” style tournament takes place at the beautiful University of Georgia Golf Course. Players at all levels participate, and enjoy breakfast, beverages on the course and a catered lunch after spending the morning on one of Georgia’s top ranked courses. Registration is $125 and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, food, drink and prizes.


Unplugged for The Cottage

(Annual in October)

This annual fundraising event takes place at Little Kings Shuffle Club in Downtown Athens and features live “unplugged”/acoustic music by some of Athens’ most talented musicians. Food is provided by local restaurants and The Cottage Board of Directors hosts an awesome silent auction of themed baskets like Pet Lovers, Night Out in Athens and Golfers Delight. A Wine Pull lets participants try their luck pulling a cork to win a bottle of wine or spirits. Raffle ticket buyers compete to win vacations, art and more. This lively event brings together staff, board members, survivors and supporters from throughout the community into one fun evening in honor of The Cottage. Tickets are $25.

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Annual Partner Agency Open House

Our agency partners are an important element in delivering comprehensive services to The Cottage clients. This Open House breakfast event brings those partners together at The Cottage in an informal setting for fellowship and socializing.

In addition to our annual events, The Cottage hosts public awareness events like screenings of important films and informational sessions and forums to raise awareness about sexual violence and child abuse. These events are free and often take place during Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month and will be advertised on the home page of The Cottage website and on our social media accounts.  

The Cottage co-hosts several events with other community agencies, organizations and groups throughout the year.  These include art shows, performances, vigils and informational symposiums that benefit The Cottage. Information about these events will be available on our social media accounts.  

To stay connected with upcoming events, follow up on social media or sign up for our email list.