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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

Our second annual Gala Celebrating Lives Changed will be held on
April 8th, 2017 at DeSales University starting at 5:30 p.m. 


We are thrilled to announce that this year's keynote speaker will be John Ashmen, President of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM). Please click here for a complete biography on John

Seat Reservation: $125 pp

Fill a table of 8 people and be noted in the program as a "Mission Friend"! $1,000

Can't attend? Donate any amount you wish to the cause. Sponsor a Butterfly for $100 or more and your name gets listed in the program is a "Butterfly Sponsor" 

Reserve a half page in the program for a donation of $250

Sponsorship Levels for you to choose from:

Community Leader $5,000

  • Your logo on our website
  • Your Logo on 3 Clean Team vehicles
  • Full table (8 Seats) at the event
  • Full page advertisement in the program

Transformational Level $3,000

  • Your logo on our website
  • Your Logo on 2 Clean Team vehicles
  • Half table (4 Seats) at the event
  • Full page advertisement in the program

Hope Level $1,000

  • Your logo on our website
  • Half table (2 Seats) at the event
  • Half page advertisement in the program

Gateway Level $500 

  • Your logo on our website
  • Half table (2 Seats) at the event
  • Quarter page advertisement in the program

All Sponsorships include Social Media Recognition on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linked In, and are tax deductible.


  • $125 per seat 
  • $1,000 be a "Mission Friend" - fill table and get listed in the Program

Silent and Live Auction

Donations are being accepted! Please mail to the Mission or contact Deirdre at 610-740-5500 x322 for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Currently, the Gala Volunteer Committee is meeting once a week and seeking new members! Contact Deirdre to learn more about the many ways that you can help by volunteering.

2017 Gala Sponsors

Community Leaders

Schuler Service


Transformation Level

Hope Level





Gateway Level

Comfort Suites





Stay tuned for additional information and a list of silent auction items that will be available to bid on!

Check our website regularly: www.allentownrescuemission.org/events for news and additional upcoming events and “Like” and follow us on Facebook to keep updated on daily happenings at the Mission!

If you would like to visit the Mission for a tour, to meet with me and have lunch with our staff, please contact Wendy Benedict, at 610-740-5500 x23 or email her at wbenedict@armpa.org.


2016 Gala Celebrating Lives Changed Re-Cap


View the photo gallery

Allentown Rescue Mission’s ground-breaking Gala, “Celebrating Lives Changed” was a success we could have only imagined. Your faithfulness and generosity allowed us to raise more than $48,000! These funds allow us to continue to provide rescue, rehabilitation, and restoration for men in crisis.

Our First Gala had 219 in attendance, 33 community volunteers, 17 Staff and Board Members and 186 Sponsors and Attendees and raised $48,802 to help us continue to rescue, rehabilitate and restore men in crisis.

During the social hour, guests were encouraged to think about what “Home” means to them and then created a very inspiring “What Home Means to You” poster.

The doors were opened to reveal the dining room made beautiful with donated chair covers and table runners, living centerpieces and favors, fabulous items within the silent auction baskets, and live auction displays.  We are happy to report, all items were donated by generous people and organizations and were enjoyed by our guests.