Safe Passage

More than two dozen local vendors will take part in an effort to raise money for DeKalb County's domestic violence shelter. The "Last Minute Gifts Market" will be held Saturday, Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Federated Church of Sycamore, 612 W. State St., Sycamore.

Admission is a donation to Safe Passage. Items for purchase include books, jewelry, food gifts, cosmetics, candles, and handmade goods.

Mark Pietrowski is an organizer of the event and chairs the DeKalb County Board. He says, this time of year, it is important to consider non-profits in the area:

Safe Passage Holds Annual Fundraiser

Feb 8, 2013

Community agencies continue to struggle as government funding becomes less reliable.  That has caused non-profits to rely more on other sources of funding.  In DeKalb County, one group is trying to help a growing number of survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  Safe Passage provides crisis intervention, medical advocacy and other services.  Their annual fundraiser, "An Evening of Chocolate," comes amid delayed state payments.