Celebration of Success
The Annual Celebration of Success is held in March each year in support of Children of the Street programs. This event serves to raise awareness to the issue of child/youth sexual exploitation in BC. During the evening we honour and celebrate our supporters and partners who help make our work possible; showcase some of our free, school-based prevention workshops; and launch our new awareness campaign. Guests will also enjoy appetizers, music, a cash bar, and fundraising activities. All proceeds raised at this event support our educational prevention workshops. For more information about this event, click here, or contact Neely Yuda
Putting on the Glitz – Maple Ridge
Putting on the Glitz is a grassroots initiative involving PLEA employees, representatives from Ridge Meadows Community Service Agencies, local business and other partners. We all work together to provide local high school graduates in need with ‘formal attire’ so that they can attend their graduation festivities with pride. Without such assistance many of these students could not afford to participate in celebrating this important milestone.
We are always accepting donations of gently used grad dresses and accessories to this program. And we are always in need of volunteers on the day of the event. For more information contact Michelle Cherak ([email protected]) .
The Enchantment Project – Tri-Cities
The Enchantment Project is a collaboration between PLEA and School District 43 that endeavors to provide high school graduates in need with formal attire so that they can attend their graduation festivities with pride. Without such assistance these students could not afford to participate in celebrating this important milestone.
Gently used grad dresses are gratefully accepted at any Tri-Cities High School (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody) during the months of November through January.
For more information contact Jodi Mason ([email protected]).
Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children & Youth Awareness Week – Vancouver, Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge
Each year, the Province of BC declares Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week. Held annually in the month of March, the awareness week recognizes the importance of supporting communities to develop prevention, education, enforcement and intervention strategies to address the sexual exploitation of children and youth. PLEA supports this cause through community education events. To be among the first to find out what we are up to this year email Camila Jimenez ([email protected]) (Vancouver) or Michelle Cherak ([email protected]) (Maple Ridge & Tri-Cities).
National Indigenous Day – Vancouver
Every year PLEA recognizes the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada by participating in the National Indigenous Day celebrations. To be among the first to find out what we are up to this year, email Jen Graham ([email protected]).
Pride in the Park – Maple Ridge
We need volunteers to help us take part in the Pride in the Park event in Maple Ridge.
Help includes donations, decorating, serving food and disassembling after the event. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your diversity! To get involved, email Paul Gordon ([email protected]).
Canvas of Change
Our Canvas of Change fundraiser is held each year in September in Vancouver. This event is in support of Children of the Street’s Youth Art Engagement Project. Some of Vancouver’s best artists join us for a live-painting competition. They only a short, limited time to create their best artwork, while viewers watch and experience the art come to life. The evening concludes with a live auction of their work. To register your interest in attending the next Canvas of Change, or to volunteer your time to support the evening run like clockwork contact Neely Yuda ([email protected]).