Life Preservers Project Fundraiser to Benefit Survivors of Human Trafficking

9th Annual Summer Art Auction and Benefit raises awareness and funds to help combat human trafficking and the exploitation of women and girls.

New York, NY—May 15, 2018— “Island Vibe” is the theme of the Life Preservers Project (LPP) 9th Annual Summer Art Auction and Benefit, being held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in New York City. Life Preservers Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit artist collective focused on spreading awareness about human trafficking issues and raising funds to help local survivors with education, therapy, and supplies. The event begins at 6 p.m. at EDEN Local located at 508 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036.

During this annual exhilarating party, the legal and art communities in New York come together to enjoy an evening of networking, hors d’oeuvres and the occasional cocktail to raise money for LPP initiatives.

The Art Auction is the primary annual fundraiser for LPP and will feature over 20 pieces of exceptional quality artwork donated by local and national artists. The artists will create their unique pieces on 12” and 23” surfboards and 3 specialty skateboard decks as part of the “Island Vibe” theme for the evening. Bidding starts at $50 to $100, with a chance to pre-bid online, and a live auction at the fundraiser. The event provides a unique mix of emerging talent, provocative creativity, and unbridled enthusiasm that can only happen through an artist collective! LPP will also include our 4th annual Pie Throw auction giving guests the ability to throw a whip cream pie in the face of a business professional from the legal industry.

“Over the past 9 years we have seen an immense outpouring of support from both the legal community and the various art collectives in New York,” stated Shana Pederson, Founder and President. “Time and again so many have selflessly donated their time, money and art. We have been able to provide much needed funds and even more importantly awareness for those who cannot always speak for themselves. I am honored to be a part of both these fabulous communities and am eternally grateful to each and all for our continued successes and wins!

Benefit tickets are $20 per individual if purchased in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets and information, visit http://www.lifepreserversproject.org/event/2018-summer-art-auction-benefit/.

 

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Donations and sponsors are coming in every day. For the latest updates, including previews of donations and contributing artists and a preview of their work to be auctioned, guests can visit the LPP Facebook event page or Instagram. To donate to or sponsor the event, please email sponsorships@lifepreserversproject.org.

“Now in our 9th year, Life Preservers Project annual summer fundraiser is the highlight of the year for us” said Mike Quartararo, LLP’s vice president of fundraising. “We are forever grateful to the legal and art community in New York for their generosity and compassion as they continue to give and show up for this worthy cause every year.”

The Art Auction & Benefit supports Life Preservers Project initiatives such as aiding girls from the age of 12 to 24 who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking and empowering them to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. Since its inception, Life Preservers Project has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help survivors and educate the community on modern slavery issues.

About Life Preservers Project

Life Preservers Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to collaborate with artists, musicians, filmmakers, and writers along with other likeminded charities to educate and entertain while raising awareness and much-needed funds for the victims of Human Trafficking in the New York City region. For more information, please visit www.lifepreserversproject.org.

 

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