Q&A with Tiffany Robinson, Chair of Caribbean Cabaret Benefiting Women & Children First

Save the date!

This Saturday (May 31), go tropical and support Women & Children First at this year’s Caribbean Cabaret event. The annual event will be held poolside at the Edgehill home of Tiffany and Daniel Robinson, 40 Edgehill Rd., Little Rock.

Little Rock Soirée talked to event chair and host Tiffany Robinson about how supporting the mission of central Arkansas’ largest domestic abuse shelter has become a family affair.  


Q: What does Women & Children First do? 

A: Women & Children First: The Center Against Family Violence is central Arkansas’ largest domestic violence shelter. It empowers those who have been subjected to domestic violence, and their children, to live independently and free from violence by providing crisis intervention, safe shelter, social and legal advocacy, transitional housing, prevention education and support services. 


Q: How did you and your husband become involved in the event? 

A: We originally attended the event as a guest of my mom (Cindy Murphy) who served on the board for Women & Children First. The more we learned about the organization, the more involved we became. Six years ago, Daniel joined the board of directors and he is currently the chairman. I serve on the board of the Peacekeepers, the young professional support group of the organization, and three years ago we were asked to host the event at our home. It’s been there ever since! 


Q: What sets Women & Children First apart from other similar organizations? 

A: What sets it apart from other similar organizations is the comprehensive programming. Statistics show that the more services offered, the higher the likelihood a victim is to leave his or her situation for good. On average, nationally, a domestic abuse victim will try to leave their abuser seven times before getting away for good. Here at the shelter, the average is two. The breadth and depth of the services offered at Women & Children First are the reason for that.  Another thing that sets us apart is the ability to house both men and teenage boys. This allows a mom with a teenage son to exit her situation when she otherwise might not.


Q: Tell us all about the Caribbean Cabaret event! 

A: Caribbean Cabaret is a tropical themed poolside evening full of fun!! The Peacekeepers, the young professional support group for Women & Children First, have been the driving force behind this event for years. It has a fresh young feel and it’s fun for guests of all ages. There will be live music, tropical libations provided by Glazers, delicious food prepared by Chef Donnie Ferneau and amazing live and silent auction items. Live auction items include trips to Florida and California, a his and hers fashion extravaganza provided by The Independent and Barbara/Jean, a suite of Lagos Jewelry from Sissy’s Log Cabin and a tailgate party for 25 from the official Dallas Cowboys Grill Master, Randy Lann!

Tickets are $75 can be purchased here. The event begins at 6 p.m. on May 31. 

Click here for more information about the event.

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