One Way Out to host the inaugural Purple Tie Ball Sept. 28

Music & Entertainment by Carla Del Villaggio, Barbara Streisand Tribute Artist

One Way Out has announced its fundraising event, the Purple Tie Ball, to be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at The Club at Pelican Preserve, 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd. in Fort Myers.

One Way Out invites the community to help its ministry of reaching women in rough places, brushing them off in love, and introducing them to a real-life with Christ by supporting its signature fundraising event through sponsorship and attendance.

The event will include a live and silent auction, dinner and entertainment by Carla Del Villagio, a Barbara Streisand tribute artist the New York Post said is “the next best thing to seeing Streisand herself.”

Sponsorships are still available. Sponsors to date include Gulf Star Marina, Re/Max Destination Realty, Mosaic Development, Incore Residential, Rental Link, Valor Tree Specialists, Motto Mortgage, Seatuit Gulf Access Vacation Condos, The Eventful Company, Second Chance Upscale Resale, and Priority Marketing.

Tickets are $125 per person. To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit purpletieball.com or 239-628-1774.

About One Way Out

One Way Out Ministries is 501c3 nonprofit, multi-faceted ministry started by Jeanie Turner in 2000 that reaches the world by picking women up out of rough places, brushing them off in love, and introducing them to a real-life with Christ through Home and Global Missions, Networking and Creative Awareness.

The Christ-centered organization helps troubled women overcome abuse and addiction and put their lives back together through a year-long program with safe houses in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

One Way Out reaches out to women in clubs, jails and the streets — bringing gifts, developing relationships and meeting their practical needs through spiritual guidance, mentoring and discipleship, prayer support, life skills training, educational aid, professional clothing, financial guidance, job skills, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, counseling, jail visitation, special life events, and Christ-Centered Women’s homes.

The Second Chance upscale resale shop at 12873 S. Cleveland Avenue offers a chance to shop, donate and volunteer. One Way Out is funded entirely by proceeds from the store, private donors and fundraising.

For information, call 239-628-1774, or visit onewayout.org.