Giving Back to the Community

Giving back to local community - Marcia Newquist Presenting check to New Horizons. 
I have chosen New Horizons, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence as a way of giving back to my local community. I chose them because there are a couple of women near and dear to my heart who suffered domestic violence. I didn't know about it until they had gotten up the courage to leave. Seeing the effect it had on their lives made me want to help other women survivors.
As of 2018, I donate 10% of every jewelry sale to this local organization. For the month of October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I also donate 20% of every jewelry sale for that month to New Horizons. 
I created this Healing Heart Pendant Necklace in honor of the women who survived and those that didn't make it. The cut down the middle is their scar as their heart will never be the same as it once was. Each scar is different because I hand cut each one, just like each survivor has a different story. Therefore, no two heart pendant necklaces will be the same.
I hand cut, texture, sand, and rivet each heart pendant and donate 20% from every sale of my Healing Heart Pendant Necklace to New Horizons.
Photo of Healing Heart Necklaces for
New Horizons is a shelter for individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence. They now provide shelter and services to seven counties in Wisconsin. They have staff on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The victims are provided with shelter, clothing, personal items, and food donated by the community. Often times, they leave with just the clothes they are wearing. New Horizons also provides the following services to help the victims and their families rebuild their lives. 
  • 24 Hour Crisis Line
  • Shelter
  • Outreach Centers
  • Located in the City of La Crosse and the Town of Whitehall
  • Support Groups
  • Resource Advocacy
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Youth & Family Advocacy
  • Diversity Advocacy
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Donation Centers
  • Community Education and Awareness
If you are interested in learning more about New Horizons, check out their website:

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