Gala Celebrating Lives Changed 2017 | Allentown Rescue Mission

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Gala Celebrating Lives Changed 2017


2nd Annual Gala Celebrating Lives Changed 

"Do not conform to the pattern of the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..." 
- Romans 12:2

THANK YOU to those who helped make “Transformed,” Allentown Rescue Mission’s 2nd Annual Gala Celebrating Lives Changed a huge success. Through your faithfulness and generosity the Gala raised $85,225.00! 

203 attended, including 19 Mission staff, 5 Board Members and 22 volunteers. An outstanding 63 community volunteers pitched in to help from set-up in the early morning until clean up at the end of the night. 

The event space was made beautiful with lofty balloon clusters, glowing butterfly themed centerpieces, fabulous items within the 55 silent auction baskets, and live auction displays. We are so grateful that all items were donated by generous individuals, businesses, and organizations.

During the social hour, guests strolled around the silent auction displays, enjoyed music provided by students from the Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Arts, and took home some memories from the photo booth.

Our inspirational evening consisted of dinner and the following program highlights:


Volunteer awards were given to Beth Barshinger (Players of the Stage), Liz Miklas (Volunteer) , and Patty Mikus (Gala Committee Chairperson).
Stories of tragedy, triumph, and the challenge of continuing perseverance from Michael Comick who graduated the program in 1990 and is currently involved in prison ministry.
A message of hope from our guest speaker, John Ashmen, President of the Association of Gospel Missions referring to all the good work we are doing at the Allentown Rescue Mission recognizing there is so much more to do to end homelessness.

Capping off the evening was a fun, live auction hosted by Jim Byrnes, CEO. Please see our gallery of photos highlighting the evening’s events, sponsors, donors, and attendees. Don’t forget to save the date for next year’s event on April 21, 2018!

Thank you for supporting of our Gala Celebrating Lives Changed and making it the success it was.


Save the Date!
Next year's Annual Gala will take place on
April 21st 2018 at DeSales University in
Center Valley PA

You can reserve your seat, be a sponsor or donor for the event, or be a part of our volunteer resources by clicking the link below.


Count me in for 2018!


2017 Gala Sponsors

Community Leader

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Transformational Level

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Hope Level

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Gateway Level

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Martin Hacker
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Centerpiece Sponsor