Thursday, April 8, 2010

April Success

Our collaborative event with Not For Sale on April 1st at Groove in the West Village was a great success! Outside of people already at the venue space when we arrived, over 50 people came out to support the cause, and we raised over $1200 to be split between Love146 and Not For Sale! It was a fun evening and a great way to set the stage for many future events for Love146 NYC.

We not only raised funds, but also raised awareness about child sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Two highlights of the evening were when a woman (who just happened to be dining at the venue) bought two of our auction items, and a man (also not associated with the event) bought a raffle ticket and won the $75 Poco Restaurant Gift Certificate. It was great to engage other New Yorkers in the cause! Now they not only got to go home with great prizes but know a little more about the fight against human trafficking and two organizations fighting for abolition. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a success and stay posted for more events to come!