Success at iSanctuary Santa Cruz

Debbie Dunton of Aptos, CA approached Dorene of iSanctuary Santa Cruz with her idea to host a girls luncheon jewelry party on behalf of iSanctuary. As word got out about the luncheon, the event turned into a fantastic awareness event fundraiser to benefit iSanctuary with about 125 guests in attendance.

Debbie and Dorene were a perfect team. Debbie worked tirelessly to ensure that the event was a success. She shopped and prepped with help from her amazing friends, children and husband to set up their home for the event. Dorene and a few remarkable volunteers set up the jewelry, decorations, iWalk, and a dark movie theatre. All of the volunteers made a difference by showing up and helping! We could not have done this without such valuable help.

Jeff Dunton shared his talent for floral arranging by transforming five big bundles of flowers and roses into 20 boquets. All of the flowers were donated by Obies Floral of Watsonville, CA. All 85 posters and banners for the iWalk were printed without cost by Mpress Digital Printers of Santa Cruz, CA. Palace Arts of Santa Cruz, CA donated $100.00 toward supplies and Bay Photo Lab of Santa Cruz, Ca donated 4 – 17×24 color prints mounted and sprayed. Local artist Rachel Nigh painted a gorgeous image of an Indian woman wrapped in peacock feathers just for this event so that it could be auctioned. The gorgeous painting was purchased by Christine Garbo. It was so much fun watching the suprise and screaming, crying, and laughing as Christine presented the painting to Debbie to honor her for her friendship and generosity.

The weather was perfect. There was no fog or wind and the sun was warm! The guests enjoyed music, great food, lots of shopping and most importantly education on iSanctuary and the current state of human trafficking. The event was success, bringing in over $3000 that will go toward benefitting iSanctuary survivor programs! Many thanks to all of you who came and made a difference with your Purchase with Purpose.

You can view the photos of iSanctuary at Debbie Dunton’s by clicking here.

iSanctuary Santa Cruz will be set up in Monschke Hall at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, Ca November 8th, 9th, and 10th. The iWalk (a self guided visual tour of Human Trafficking) will also be on display. Please contact Dorene Dawson for shopping times as they vary. 831-901-2857


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