A Festival with A Cause...
Every year Shepherdstown Street Fest names two non-profit charities, one regional and one local that benefit from our proceeds. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported SSF and the town of Shepherdstown, WV in 2016 we were able to donate $5,000 to both named organizations and $1,700 to the town of Richwood, WV to aid in relief for flood victims.
This year SSF is excited and proud to announce that our recipients for 2017 will be the Shenandoah Women’s Center and PIGS Sanctuary!
The Sanctuary is a place of refuge to abused, abandoned, neglected or unwanted animals. The Sanctuary specializes in the care of pot-bellied and domestic pigs, but shelters other farm and domestic animals as well.
Typically, animals residing at the Sanctuary have complicated medical and/or emotional needs, a history of abuse and/or neglect, diseases or ailments related to factory farming or genetic engineering, and are often considered “un-adoptable”.
The Sanctuary seeks to find forever homes for many animals, but serves as a permanent home for up to five hundred un-adoptable animals on any given day.
Our mission: The SWC is dedicated to the empowerment of individuals who have felt the effects of personal and/or societal violence. Society often condones or enables violence in the forms of domestic violence, sexual assault, LGBT abuse, stalking, and human trafficking. Therefore, it is the mission of the Shenandoah Women’s Center to work toward the elimination of both personal and societal displays of violence against all people.