Monthly E-newsletter                                                    May 2014

Thank you for your continued support of PEI Kids! We have some exciting news for you this month.

PEI Kids' 23rd Annual Dinner & Auction Raises Nearly $50,000


On the evening of Friday, April 4, 2014, PEI Kids hosted its 23rd Annual Dinner & Auction fundraiser at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville. Over 150 people attended the event to bid on auction items provided by local restaurants and businesses and to listen to live music by the Jeff Fadden Trio. With the support of nearly 30 sponsors, the event raised close to $50,000 for PEI Kids' child abuse prevention and intervention services.    


"The event was an overwhelming success," says Ventura Wealth Management President and PEI Kids Board of Trustees President Nicholas Ventura. "We beat our fundraising goal for the evening by a wide margin. We could not be more thrilled with the community support we received this evening."


To learn how you can participate in PEI Kids' Annual Dinner & Auction next year, please contact Development and Public Relations Coordinator Jesse Elliot at 609-695-3739 or at To read the full press release for the event, please click here.

PNC Foundation Supports PEI Kids' CAP Bully Prevention Program

With the generous and ongoing support of the PNC Foundation, PEI Kids provided the Child Assault Prevention Bully Prevention Program for nearly 1,100 first and third graders in 60 classrooms in Trenton schools this year. Designed to help children understand the wide-range and long-term effects of bullying, the program focuses on how to de-escalate bullying scenarios and encourages students to approach trusted adults when they are made to feel uncomfortable by their peers. 

After attending the two-day interactive program, more than 300 child participants chose to attend one-on-one "Review Time" sessions, where they confided to workshop facilitators regarding bullying issues and the struggles they were experiencing. PEI Kids staff members helped students address these issues by providing problem solving techniques and helpful and practical solutions for handling future bullying situations.

To learn more about our Prevention Education programs, please click here or contact Director of Primary Prevention Services Melody Powell at or 609-695-3739.

Get Involved: Enough Abuse Campaign Workshops

Led by a team of dedicated Volunteer Trainers, our Enough Abuse Campaign Workshops educate local community members on the warning signs, prevention methods and proper responses to child sexual abuse. Enough Abuse Campaign Workshops are free to the public and perfect for youth-serving organizations, parents and concerned community members.

To attend a workshop or host a workshop for your organization, please contact Stephanie Holcomb at or 609-695-3739.

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