Spectacular auction items announced for inaugural Taste of Freedom

Over $25,000 of live auction items have been announced for the inaugural Taste of Freedom on Saturday, April 9 from 6-9:30 p.m. at Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers. Tickets are on sale now for this fabulous event to benefit the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition. Tickets can be obtained at SWFL-humantrafficking.org.
 
This fun-filled evening will feature incredible live auction items including a trip to Africa, a chef’s evening for four at Brio, a beach house weekend, breakfast with Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, a two-night stay in Key West, lunch for four with Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott and many more once in a lifetime opportunities.
 
The Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition is proud to partner with 10 restaurants and niche caterers in Southwest Florida for this inaugural event. Cantina Laredo, DaRuMa, LeRoy Selmon’s, Crave Culinaire, Tarpon Bay, India Palace, LeeSar Culinary, Here’s Howe, Black Salt and Ellie Bee’s Bakery will all be featured during the event.
 
Additional entertainment includes a live band, chef stations with delectable food and wine tastings and a raffle for a 24-month lease on a 2016 Lexus. A surprise guest will serve as the Master of Ceremonies throughout the evening.
 
Taste of Freedom will raise awareness of human trafficking in our community, unmask the realities of human trafficking and celebrate the empowerment of its survivors in our immediate area. All proceeds raised through the event will benefit the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition to help provide medical and treatment needs, safe shelter, clothing and food..
 
Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at SWFL-humantrafficking.org. Tables are available for purchase as well.
 
Support for the Taste of Freedom allows Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition to assist victims of human trafficking locally, nationally and globally. Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers serves as the event’s Title Sponsor, with Platinum PEO Resources, Inc., CONRIC PR & Marketing, Card Systems and Dunkin’ Diamonds also sponsoring .
 
About SWFL Regional Human Trafficking Coalition
Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition strives to raise awareness of sex and labor trafficking in southwest Florida, the United States and around the world. Its goal is to develop partnerships with the community, service providers, law enforcement and the media to combat human trafficking through education, coordination, outreach and training. Numerous services are provided, including emergency services, shelter, mental health services, treatment plans, housing, transportation, legal assistance, medical services and hotlines on the local, state and national levels.