An Evening of Promise
2017 GALA
DAWN's annual auction "Casino Royale" was a huge success! We had over 200 guests in attendance and raised $175,800 for survivors of domestic violence!

We are already planning for next year. Mark your calendar for Oct 27, 2018!
This wonderful event was hosted by KOMO's Molly Shen and Keith Eldridge was auctioneer.

Congratulations to Jacqui Judd for winning the Golden Ticket!
Guests had fun throughout the night at our picture booth. Photography all night long was sponsored by Zulily.

Click here to see the rest of the photos from the GALA.
A special Thank You to our Sponsors of the 2017 GALA!
Annual Chili Cookoff - A Fundraiser for DAWN
For only $15 (kids 12 and under free!), you can treat your team, your crew, your friends, your WHOLE FAMILY to a day of fun and festivities! This event is put on by our friends at Washington Multi-Family Housing Authority.

Events include:

Lots of CHILI to sample (of course!)
Hot Dogs, Ice Cream
Hot and Cold Beverages provided by our friends at Espresso Elegance
Trick or Treating
DJ Ice Mike spinning the tunes again!
Kid Zone with Arts, Crafts
Face Painting, Henna Tattos, Balloon Art and Magic 
Awards for the Chili Competitors
Awards for Kid Costumes
Sea Gals Cheerleaders and the Blue Thunder Drum Corp 
Seahawks Mascot visit
One Free $5 Raffle Ticket - additional may be purchased. 

Tickets are available at the door, or you can buy yours early at DAWN. Contact Angela for tickets: angela@dawnrising.org
#GivingTuesday
DAWN is proud to participate in #Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2017.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and in conjunction with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Look for more information on this event in the next few weeks.
Bubba's BBQ
A special Thank You to Nolan and friends at Bubba's in Kent!
They raised nearly $3,900 for DAWN last month, as well as a box full of school supplies for children going through domestic violence.
A Client's Story
The survivors are the reason for DAWN's services.
One of those services is  Food Lifeline  - donations that come from a local Safeway once a week. Here's a story from one of our advocates.

When I first met with this client, I asked her how they were doing with food. She told me she makes sure her son eats. Her son then told me his mom doesn’t eat, and gives all her food to him. They are homeless because of her abusive ex-partner’s actions and are going through a tough time. I told them about our Food Lifeline deliveries on Fridays. The next Friday, they came by and picked up some food, including produce and meat. Later that day, they sent me this photo with a text that said, “My son says thank you—such a blessed meal we get tonight. Thank you so much.”
“My son says thank you—such a blessed meal we get tonight.
Thank you so much.”

Volunteers help make the Food Lifeline program possible at DAWN. For more information on how volunteers can help check out our volunteer page on our website.
Helping survivors of Domestic Violence is our passion.
If you would like more information about becoming a Donor, Sponsor, or Volunteer at DAWN please contact us.