Thankful Thursday #16
I am so thankful for so many things everyday.
I am so thankful to have friends who do good things for others.
You may have seen pictures or things on TV today about the left ring finger nail being painted purple. It is a movement for awareness about domestic violence and the website #Putthenailinit is asking you to paint your nail and make a donation to support and for services for survivors of domestic violence. Maybe the one purple painted nail will start a conversation.
I have a friend I went to high school with who started a foundation called No Longer The Face. It is a non-profit organization assisting survivors and victims rebuild their lives. This foundation promotes awareness but also gives hope and resources.
So many times victims are afraid to leave an abusive situation if they have no resources. They know they need to leave for themselves and their children, but if they don't have financial means and emotional support it makes leaving seem impossible.
This friend of mine has built this foundation and helps so many. I am so proud to know such a wonderful, strong human being who works so hard helping others.
In honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness month, I have made a pair of earrings and a necklace with purple beads, the color for awareness, and I will give 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these two pieces to my friend's foundation.
It isn't a lot, but it is something. Every little bit of financial donation counts as well as every little bit of support counts. Women in this situation aren't weak for staying, they just don't realize their options sometimes. Organizations like this empower women and not only save lives, but change them.
We live in a hard, cruel world and it's so important to just be good to each other.
Amethyst Sterling Silver Earrings
Charm Tanzanite Pearl Citrine Sterling Silver Necklace