Dozens of Chicago Businesses Join “Stopping Traffic,” a Fashion-Forward Fundraising Event to Benefit Rahab's Daughters in Their Fight Against Human Trafficking

Chicago, IL, June 20, 2019 --( Deanna Marie (DM) Label and Stan Mansion are proud to host “Stopping Traffic with Rahab’s Daughters,” a fabulous evening of fashion and fun, for a most worthy cause. This red-carpet fundraising event will benefit local non-profit Rahab’s Daughters in their fight to rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate survivors of human trafficking, Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie Blvd. Chicago, IL 60647. All event proceeds will be donated to Rahab’s Daughters.

Join a glamorous evening of music, guest speakers, live and silent auctions and a runway show featuring seven local designers, set against the stunning backdrop of Stan Mansion’s Grand Ballroom. Tickets can be found on Eventbrite and include standing room, general seating and VIP seating (includes a runway-side seat and goodie bag). All ticket tiers include complimentary cocktails & appetizers.

“Human trafficking is a billion dollar industry in the United States, and there are more people in slavery today than there were when slavery was abolished in the 1800s,” said Sam Wijeyakumar, founder of Rahab’s Daughters. “It takes a village to fight such a widespread problem as this. This is why we need the help of our community members to contribute in putting an end to the Human Trafficking industry. Contributing to the fight is not just donating money; it also includes volunteering and helping spread awareness. As an organization, we are continually grateful for each person’s contributions, whether that be through a donation of their valuable time or a generous monetary contribution.”

Dozens of Chicago-based businesses and several local entertainers have rallied to donate their talent, time, services and products to the event. If you would like to be a sponsor of “Stopping Traffic with Rahab’s Daughters,” or donate an item/s for the silent auction or goodie bags, please contact Deanna at

Stopping Traffic with Rahab’s Daughters Sponsors & Participants:

Host: Comedian and actress, Kristen Toomey

Designers: Anastasia Chatzka, Carl Wesley, Common Custom Clothiers, Cryptic Apparel, Deanna Marie Label, Nyet Jewelry and Sorry, Penelope

Entertainment: Rising popstar Jocelyn Garrett, DJ Little Lisa

Speakers: Founder of Rahab’s Daughters Sam Wijeyakumar, USA National Miss Buckeye State Abigail Davis and sexual assault survivor Kayla Louise

Event Sponsors: DPWN - Dynamic Professional Women's Network, Leopardo Construction

Beverage Sponsors: Boxed Water, Chicago Vodka, Don Q Rum, Master of Mixes, Neyah, Spritzology and Skeleton Key Brewery

Food Sponsors: Jordan’s Food of Distinction, Deanna Marie Label, Marcello’s Northbrook

Food & Catering Service: Jordan’s Food of Distinction

Goodie Bag Sponsors: $5 Bling Envy by Amanda, CleanTrvlr, Deanna Marie Label, Dynamic Professional Women's Network and Spa Pure

Auctioneer Service Sponsor: Raising Paddles

Silent Auction Sponsors: Alterations by Oko Choi, Anotica, Anthony Yoon Photography, Artwork by Michael Jewula, Basil Leaf Café, Bella Vie Medical Spa, Black River Outfitters, Bub City, Butch McGuire’s, C3 Chiropractic, Carnivale, Chevy Joe’s Twisted Metals, 4 Chicago Cubs tickets from Julie Sawicki, Creativpeace, etta, FeFe Bag, Hair by Filomena Fiore, Halsted Street Beach Tanning Salon, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Journey to Wellness, Julie Kaplan Photography, Jewelry by Letha, Lynfred Winery, Massage Therapy by Patrick Andrews, Minty Minks, The Mixx Hair Salon, Norte Hunters, Organically Gorgeous by Lavelle Velez, Pavlis Furs, Photography by Daryl Wilkerson, Jr., Pink Taco, Posta Del Norte, Rivers Casino, RPM Italian, RPM Steak, Salerno’s, Sanders Fine Portraits, Shiva Beauty Salon, Simply Earth, TAO Chicago, TBD Fitness, Tony P’s Networking Events, Vacations BeCAUSE, Wine Pairing Dinner with Michael Bordenet at the Metropolitan Club and Wines for Humanity

Production Coordinator: Stephanie Joy Burke

Banner Sponsor: Accurate Repro, Inc.

Stage/Runway Decorators: Art of Imagination, Creating Special Events

Marketing/Design Sponsors: Schaeffer Photography Studio, Warren Brewer Multimedia Marketing & Design

Media Sponsors: Eye on Chicago, Scene Chicago

Photography Sponsors: Adam Wickersham Photography, Corinne Marie Photography, Creations by Beth and Roanna Zoe from Wicked Vision Magazine

Videography Sponsor: Cassie & Dee
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