Safe Haven Charity of 2011 DBC-WAG Luncheon

Nick Silverio, founder of Safe Haven, with an abandoned newborn

This year the Doral Business Council’s Women’s Alliance Group will once again raise funds for the Safe Haven for Newborns, at their annual luncheon on September 23. The luncheon will be held at the Hotel Sofitel, located in Blue Lagoon. Don’t miss this opportunity to support this noble organization.

Safe Haven is an award-winning, trailblazing non-profit Florida organization that is dedicated to rescuing newborn infants who are tragically abandoned by their mothers. Over the ten years of Safe Haven’s existence, the program has grown substantially, expanding in concept and now offering a range of services and programs to prevent newborn abandonment. Safe Haven was created in 2001 by Nick Silverio, a man whose deep compassion and love for all children led him to devote his life to saving abandoned infants. He created the organization to honor the life of his beloved wife Gloria, who was killed in a car accident in 1999. Nick and Gloria were married for 32 years, and although they had no children, they were devoted to children and served as godparents to fourteen.

In just ten years, Safe Haven has gained national attention and become a prototype, setting the standard for affiliated programs in Kansas and Missouri. It has launched a network of chapters across Florida and attracted a team of over 300 dedicated, hardworking volunteers. The organization has provided web-based training for 4,000 professionals in healthcare and emergency services and has enlightened the public about the issue of newborn abandonment through public service announcements, billboards, community presentations and social media Internet sites. “People are aware of Safe Haven now,” says Executive Director Silverio. “They’ve heard of us, they know what we do and most importantly, they know that there’s a number to call for help.”

To attend the DBC-WAG luncheon register online at or call the DBC office at 305-470- 9597. Individual tickets are $55.00 for members and $65.00 for non-members. Table sponsors are $800.00. One hundred percent (100%) of the silent auction will benefit A Safe Haven for Newborns.

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