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 is someone near and dear to my heart who suffered domestic violence. I didn't know about it until she had gotten up the courage to leave.
As of 2018, I donate 5% from every jewelry
sale to this local organization. For the month of October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I also donate 20% of all sales for that month to New Horizons.
I created this Healing Heart Pendant Necklace
as a symbol for the cause that I donate to. The cut down the middle is the scar left from healing. Each scar is different because each survivor has their own 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.
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
- 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: http://www.nhagainstabuse.org/