Monthly E-newsletter                                             September 2015

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. Here's what's happening at PEI Kids...
PEI Kids Throws a Kids' Summer Celebration 
Executive Director Roz Dashiell (standing), with guests of PEI Kids' Summer Celebration party
On August 12th, over 100 local children and families gathered at PEI Kids' headquarters in Lawrenceville for a Kids Summer Celebration Barbecue Party. The event was produced at no cost to the agency thanks to in-kind services donated by Global Planners, Inc. (GPI), a Hamilton-based event planning firm. Donated services included barbecue food and beverages, donated by Buzzetta's Festival Foods, along with entertainment, carnival games, contests, and prizes, arranged and donated by Global Planners Inc. (GPI).
In addition to providing food, tents, tables, attractions and prizes, GPI provided a staff of 20 team members to assist with activities. Guests enjoyed spin art, sand art, tattooing, and face painting indoors along with carnival games, dancing, and hula-hooping outdoors. The big attraction of the night was a hula-hoop contest for kids of various age groups. 
In addition to the festivities, families were given $20 gift cards to local clothing and shoe stores to help with back-to-school shopping thanks to PEI Kids' Board of Trustees, whose members donated funds to purchase the gift cards. PEI Kids' Executive Director Roslyn Dashiell states, "I am so moved by the participation of everyone involved in this event. It is our privilege to be able to offer a trusted, safe place where families are happy to bring their children for good summertime fun, especially these lovely families and foster families who should be acknowledged for all they do to keep our children safe every day." 
Click to see event photos and to read the full event press release .
You're Invited!
Join Us for Our 10th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Event
On Friday, October 23, 2015, PEI Kids will host its 10 th  Annual Wine & Food Tasting Event from 6:30pm-9:00pm at Landmark Aviation located at Trenton-Mercer Airport. The evening will feature food and wine from local restaurants and vendors, as well as collectible and exotic cars and aircraft on display. 

Attendance at last year's event more than doubled to over 350 community members; and this year over 500 guests are expected to be in attendance! All proceeds will support PEI Kids' programs and services which benefit over 14,000 Mercer County children each year.
To purchase your event tickets or become an event sponsor or participating vendor, please click  here . For more information, contact Jesse Elliot at 609-695-3739 or
PEI Kids to be Featured in AMC Theatres

Thanks to support from AMC Cares/Tulsa Community Foundation, PEI Kids' Public Service Announcement will air at most AMC Theatres throughout the State of New Jersey this month. The PSA, which was produced in-kind by Robert Bullington of Front Row Seat Productions, LLC will air before films showing in AMC Theatres between 9/4/15 and 9/24/15. The opportunity to have a PSA created and seen by community members could not come at a better time for PEI Kids, which is working to increase community awareness of its programs and services as part of its strategic goals.
"This timely collaboration is the result of two generous and community-minded donors--Robert Bullington of Front Row Seat Productions, who donated studio and production services, and AMC Cares/Tulsa Community Foundation, which donated the screen time," says Executive Director of PEI Kids, Roslyn Dashiell. "What a fortunate turn of events for increasing awareness and raising the visibility of PEI Kids programs and services, during this, our 30th anniversary year." The nearest locations airing PEI Kids' commercial are AMC Theatres in Freehold and Cherry Hill, NJ.
To view PEI Kids' PSA, please click here . To learn more about Front Row Seat Productions, please click here .

Be A Part of our Event Committee!
PEI Kids' annual Wine and Food Tasting is one of our most anticipated events of the year thanks to the work our volunteers, committee members, staff, board, and community support. There's still time to be a part of making this a memorable evening.  We are looking for community members interested in joining the Wine & Food Tasting Event Committee. Committee members attend bi-weekly meetings, help with preparations, planning, fundraising, and staffing the event. Meetings are held every other Tuesday from 5:30pm-6:30pm at PEI Kids' office. The next committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8th.
If you are interested in joining the event committee for our 10th Annual Wine & Food Tasting, please contact Jesse Elliot at  or 609-695-3739.
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PEI Kids is dedicated to promoting and maintaining a safe environment for all children. PEI Kids works with the child, family, and caregiver to provide prevention, intervention, and advocacy programs relating to personal safety, sexual abuse, and the overall well-being of the child.