Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

This year we're asking you to think local, give local, and help us elevate, educate, empower and transform our community to heal from the impact of sexual harm.

In FY20/21, New Beginnings assisted 648 separate clients, providing resources and support through 2,081 crisis calls, 3,325 therapy sessions, and 654 advocacy services. We also inspired our community through 908 individual education programs.

No survivor should have to walk their journey alone, and we are here to support everyone regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, immigration status, or income level. With your help, we can continue to break down barriers to assistance for marginalized communities and increase prevention efforts throughout the GRADD region.

Azzip Pizza Pot of Dough Program 2021 Now thru November 30th at all Azzip Pizza Locations

New Beginnings is officially enrolled in the Azzip Pizza Pot of Dough program for 2021!


The program is running now through November 30th, so there’s lots of time to spread the word and order plenty of pizza.


How does it work? - Our organization will earn 5% of all net food and beverage sales from those who use our code now thru 11/30 (except on promotional days which qualify for increased giveback levels).  Each $1 in net food and beverage purchases also earns our organization 1 entry in the Pot of Dough drawings.


Pot of Dough drawings? – This is for the BIG MONEY 💸 Azzip is donating $17,000 to the Pot of Dough sweepstakes that will be awarded as one $10,000 grand prize, five $1,000 first prizes, one $1,000 second prize, and ten $100 third prizes.


Promotional days? – Promotional days make all purchases go further for New Beginnings.

  • September 13-15 | 20% Giveback September  
  • October 11-15 |  Streak Week – 5% Monday, 10% Tuesday, 15% Wednesday, 20% Thursday, 25% Friday (1 visit per day is required to maintain the streak)
  • October 25-27 | 20% Giveback October
  • November 22-30 | Gift Card Fundraiser – All gift cards purchased at this time will earn 20% giveback (Gift cards purchased any other time during the fundraiser are eligible for the 5%)


What do you need to do? – Have yourself a pizza party…or 5! And make sure they scan our code!

  • In-Store - Show the physical or digital voucher to scan
  • Online – Input our  code into the “Promo Code” section during checkout
  • Forgot at the time of purchase? No problem! – Upload a copy of your receipt and enter our code at:

Please feel free to download and share this flyer or these vouchers with your friends, family, and co-workers. 


WBKR Yard Party Friday, July 30, 2021

Get ready to join us for our annual yard party with your favorite local radio station, WBKR!

Friday, July 30th, come grab a $5 box lunch with our incredible staff to support our mission of helping members in our community heal from the trauma of sexual harm and prevent it from happening in the future.

All proceeds from this event are given back to the community in the form of free crisis counseling, therapy, medical and legal advocacy for survivors, and prevention and education programs that benefit everyone in our region.

Your lunch will include a burger, chips, drink, and dessert. We'll be hanging out until we sell out!

If you don't have the opportunity to take a break from work to join us, that's not a problem! You can still have a tasty Friday lunch while supporting a great cause by pre-ordering for your place of business. Just call 270-926-7273 between now and Thursday, July 29th at 2:00 pm! Delivery is FREE on orders of three or more.

Thank you for your support!

Drag Bingo June 12, 2021

This event has sold out. 

Get ready for this exciting new event coming to the Owensboro Convention Center just in time for Pride Month, drag bingo!

Hosting the event is drag legend Mahogony Knight accompanied by Amity Delite Michaels, Lady Jasmine Michaels, and Deanna Knight. These four queens are bringing their larger-than-life personalities to Owensboro to ensure you have a memorable evening.

You may be asking, what is drag bingo exactly? Well, it's just like regular bingo, but the hosts are far more fun and fabulous! 

This event is for an 18 and older crowd. Doors will open at 6:30, and bingo will start at 7:30. There will be a total of 15 rounds. Tickets include three faces per round with the option to buy more. Food and alcohol will be available for purchase through the Convention Center. A 3-up bingo card will be provided upon entry, and additional cards can be purchased for $1. Daubers will also be available for $2. 

Proceeds from the event will be donated to New Beginnings to help us continue our work helping men, women, and children in our community rise above sexual victimization.

To donate to the event, you can use the form below. Thanks!

New Beginnings 2021 Golf Scramble May 21, 2021

In lieu of our annual Casino Night, New Beginnings will be hosting a Golf Scramble as our big fundraiser for 2021! Join us this May at the scenic Ben Hawes Golf Course to help support our non-profit mission.

The golf scramble will be held in the traditional fashion, and will be a full day of fun, networking, and prizes, all for a great cause! 100% of the proceeds from the event will be put back into the community in the form of support services that help men, women, and children rise above sexual victimization.

This event is for experienced and casual golfers alike. If you’re ready to have a great time while giving back to the community, this is the event for you!

If you would like to register a team: fill out this form! 

If you would like to become a sponsor: check out our sponsorship guide!

For more information contact Karla Ward at 270-926-7273 ext.101 or [email protected]. Everyone who is registered & paid by May 14th will be entered into a drawing to win one complimentary round of golf for two guests on the Donald Ross Course at the beautiful French Lick Resort.


An Evening with Elizabeth Smart August 31, 2019

Please join us on August 31 at the Owensboro Convention center as we welcome Elizabeth Smart.

The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for 9 grueling months.

Through this traumatic experience, Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and National legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which led to conviction.

Elizabeth’s abduction and recovery continue to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety. She emphasizes vigilance by “everyday” people and the belief that hope always exists to find every missing child.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor Owensboro Health and our Silver sponsor Fraternal Order of Eagles for making this event possible. If you would like to sponsor please contact us at 270-926-7278. Opportunities are available for a private meet and greet with Elizabeth prior to dinner.

Annual Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction Each February

Since 2015, New Beginnings has hosted an annual casino benefit dinner and auction with 100% of proceeds benefiting New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services.

The event features a catered dinner and tons of silent auction items to bid on. Guests are ensured a wonderful evening trying their luck at table games including poker, blackjack, roulette and more.