Event Review: Dwelling Place of NY Fall Gala

The Dwelling Place of NY is AWNY’s charity partner for 2017. On October 19, they held their annual Fall Gala, celebrating 40 years on 40th Street, with all proceeds supporting their wonderful work.

AWNY proudly supported the event, filling two tables with AWNY members and guests, as well as contributing to the raffle and silent auctions with over $1,650 in donations.

AWNY committee member and guest on the evening, Tanya McCaw, said the event was “amazing and very well attended”.

“The Dwelling Place clearly have a huge amount of support from the community and local businesses. A special part of the evening was hearing a speech from a woman who had previously lived at the Dwelling Place and has now progressed and returned as a volunteer and mentor – there were a lot of tears when her amazing story was shared with the room,” Tanya said.

The representatives from AWNY were blessed and humbled to be part of this experience and we plan on making our contribution even bigger next year.

Thank you to our generous donors:

The Daily Edited Two leather handbags valued at $410 each
Jemma Husband Philosophy cosmetic gift set and Hugo Boss men’s cologne gift set worth $200 each
Roses Only Two boxes of 12 stems roses
Royal IT Hand Made Photo Frame from Angela’s Wimsy
Oasis Day Spa $100 Gift Voucher and $15 discount voucher to everyone attending
Julia O’Brien $125 basket of beauty and spa goodies
John Mudd, President of Midtown South Community Council $100 cash donation
Ruby Olive Jewellery $100 gift voucher
Allison Jurjens $50 Amazon gift voucher
Two Hands Cafe $50 gift voucher
Angela Tohl $30 basket of goodies from Melati Bath and Body


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Author: Julia O'Brien

Julia is originally from a small town in Victoria and has lived in New York since 2014. She spends her free time exploring the city and other parts of the States, with a razor sharp focus on trying food, wine and cocktails. And some coffee too.

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