Friday, February 8, 2013

The Silent Auction for the Dawn’s Place First Annual Navy Blue Ribbon Gala is shaping up to be a great one!  Stay tuned for a complete list, but some of the offerings recently added to the roster include:

Three beautiful framed photography prints by Holly Austin Smith (

“Bread for a year” from Panerra (

Wine Tasting for 4 at the Chaddsford Winery (

A week’s stay at a beautiful condo, Emerald Isle, North Carolina

A day in Harrisburg with State Senator Daylin Leach and his team (

A Renaissance-style painted portrait of up to 8 people from Kramer Portraits (

$50 Gift Certificate to Yang Ming (

And MUCH, MUCH MORE! The complete list is coming soon!

Don’t miss out on your chance to join in on the fun and inspiration of our annual Gala for such a great cause – Dawn’s Place has helped many women move beyond the trauma of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and trafficking to a space of healing support.  Be part of this wonderful  movement improving the lives of women in the Philadelphia area - donate or purchase your tickets to the Gala TODAY!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day and we are launching a new petition to help protect and support young victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.

When minors are involved in commercial sex, they are kids, not criminals. When a boy is sold for sex by a family member, he needs services, not a prison sentence. When a girl is trapped by a pimp who sells her for sex online, she needs protection, not prosecution. Yet, all too often, these children are still arrested and treated like criminals.

We are fighting to pass Safe Harbor laws in 2013 to protect these vulnerable kids. These laws define child victims of sexual exploitation as kids, not criminals, and provide funding for the services they so desperately need. PA does not have a Safe Harbor law in place and we will be working with our local partners there in 2013 to change that. When we walk into a state legislator’s office in PA, we want to hand your representative your name and the names of thousands of other committed advocates.

Sign the Petition and in honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, forward this email to 5 friends who don’t know about Safe Harbor laws.

From:  Polaris Project
Some of the current Silent Auction items:

 A General Aviation scenic flight up the Hudson and around the Statue of Liberty in a Bonanza A36.  Seats up to 5 guests.
Neiman Marcus, The Plaza at King of Prussia would like to invite you and fourteen guests for a Beauty Master Class with light refreshments(value $800.00).   

Join us for private learning experience you won’t want to miss.  Look fabulous with a team of professional makeup artists and master the art of the perfect face.  Experiment with color palettes for the season, expert techniques and the best treatments for your skin type.  Spend the afternoon at Neiman Marcus Beauty School.

This Beauty Class will teach you how to apply your makeup with the expertise and guidance of our professional artists.  Not only will you look great, but you will be trained to perfectly duplicate you new face.
4 Introductory flight lessons at Hortman Aviation located on Northeast Philadelphia Airport
A Painting by Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian

many more to come!!