Shop for Domestic Violence Awareness
Domestic Violence Awareness is Alpha Chi Omega's National Philanthropy. Here are some of the fun things you can buy to show you care. Proceeds benefit domestic violence awareness programs. We are happy to share the following companies and organizations that share our values! Don't miss our Music for DVA page!
Sueanne Shirzay designed this necklace and earring set for domestic violence awareness. Handcrafted from amethyst nuggets, faceted citrine, and textured sterling silver discs, each set is unique.
Necklace comes with an 18" sterling chain.
40% of the purchase price will go to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
Sueanne says, "I have never been a victim of domestic violence but I know women who have been."
$90 for the set yields a donation of $36 for NDVH! Visit her etsy shop to purchase. Also available: just the earrings ($40, with a $16 donation) here or just the necklace ($50, for a $20 donation) here.
This compilation of romantic and erotic short stories Dreams and Desires, Volume 2, is available on amazon.com in paperback and kindle versions. Net proceeds from each of the collections (Volume 1 sold out, preview Volume 3 here) benefit a domestic violence shelter. Here's what the publisher says: "By purchasing this collection, you can turn someone's nightmare into the pursuit of dreams. Every year, 4 million women are assaulted by their partners. To this end, all net proceeds from every Dreams and Desires anthology purchased will go to a battered women's shelter. Through education and support, we can make a difference." Volume 3 benefits St. Bernard's Woman's Shelter in New Orleans. [Caveat: some of the stories in the anthologies might be too racy for your taste; but all are clearly labeled to show whether they are appropriate for you "sweet," "tangy," and so on.]
mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in m.powerment shades!
"Glistening shine, sheer color and minty freshness all in one. Lips stay smooth and moisturized, with a slick and sexy finish. *Hook up products: packaged in a convenient mini vial. Applicator included in cap. 0.12 oz. net wt."
Available in mpowerment peach and mpowerment gold, the lip gloss gets rave reviews on the website and comes with a free Domestic Violence Resource Guide.
$5.50 each - purchase here or from your local Avon representative.
Thank you Cause Shoppe.
"Dreamy faceted blue chalcedony briolette swings on a sterling silver chain accented with faceted chalcedony beads, the handmade fine silver hook clasp features a triple bead drop at the back of the neck. Length is 16 1/2 inches, pendant is 13 mm wide. $20 from every sale is donated to RAINN"
Please check out all the great products available from the RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) Store, including this cute flower tshirt $10 (at right), which can be ordered here: http://store.rainn.org/product.cfm?pid=17
Beauty That Counts "From May 1 through Dec. 15, 2009, Mary Kay Inc. will donate $1 from each sale ofBeauty That Counts™ Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick in limited-edition Pink Passion and in Gingerbread. All amounts donated in the United States will go to the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation to support its efforts to end domestic violence."
See Pink Passion here. (pictured)
13 oz. tubes are $13 each and can be ordered via the links above or by contacting your Mary Kay representative.
"We at 1736 Family Crisis Center believe that a healthy father/daughter relationship dramatically improves a girl's growth into womanhood and is also a powerful tool to help end domestic violence.
"You can help this mission by making a donation to 1736 Family Crisis Center - c/o Project Halo and receive a peace-inspired headband or necktie, created by the children of our shelters as part of their therapeutic healing process. Together we can end domestic violence!"
Avon offers this Empowerment Pendant Necklace. "Wear the necklace that could change the world" 100% of the profits ($4.11) will be donated to the AVON Empowerment Fund to end violence against women.
"I am proud to introduce the AVON Empowerment Necklace. Thanks to you, 2008 sales of the Empowerment Bracelet raised over $1 million for the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women and generated more than $2.5 million in additional funds for local programs in the US and globally to help victims and their families. Purchase the necklace now and let's help stop the violence - together. Thanks for your support." -- Reese Witherspoon, AVON's Global Ambassador.
AVON Foundation. Improving the Lives of Women Globally. Visit us at avonfoundation.org. Order here. $5
Reese Witherspoon introduces the Women's Empowerment Bracelet.
"As honorary chair of the Avon Foundation, I'm very excited to introduceAvon's first global charity productdesigned to save and improve women's lives worldwide.
Purchase the Women's Empowerment Bracelet for yourself and your friends. It's a symbol of unity that represents a future without limitations for all women. It represents everything I love about this company.
Bracelet proceeds will be used to create a newAvon Empowerment Fund.The first $500,000 from bracelet sales will be matched by the Avon Foundation for a totaldonation of $1 millionto UNIFEM, the United Nations Development Fund for Women, for projects that will empower women around the world.
Show your support, show your solidarity, show off your bracelet." Note it also makes a great ponytail holder! $3 Order here.
Elegant and chic sterling silver earrings feature textured circles suspended from euro-wire posts. Tarnish resistant finish.
Net proceeds, $2 per pair of earrings, will benefit Safe Horizon, one of the country's leading non-profit service providers for victims of domestic violence.
Order here. $16 (matching necklace not available)
From Body Shop - Stop Violence in the Home Hi-Shine Lip Treatment. "An ultra-shiny, subtly scented lip gloss that offers intense moisturization and conditioning for the lips. Proceeds go to local campaign partners as part of The Body Shop Stop Violence in the Home Campaign." Click here to find your local Body Shop or order online here. $13
Learn more about Body Shop's Stop Violence in the Home Campaign by clicking here.
From Emotional Armor comes this Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2007 t-shirt benefiting Jane Doe, Inc.
"Emotional Armor is a unique lifestyle concept promoting self expression and self esteem and founded on the unshakable belief that the power of positive thinking and a kind heart can change lives. The messages of self confidence and acceptance are meant to motivate, inspire and celebrate the good inherent in each of us, regardless of the challenges we face. All Net profits from Emotional Armor are used to start a cultural enrichment program for children as well as helping to fund the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center for its work in family violence prevention. All proceeds from the sale of the Jane Doe t-shirts (seen at left) to benefit Jane Doe, Inc.'s prevention and awareness projects." Find a retailerhere. $36
Philosophy in cooperation with Joyful Heart Foundation offers these two products that benefit survivors of sexual assault. Philosophy will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the 3-in-1 Joyful Heart shower gel to the Joyful Heart Foundation.
"I started the Joyful Heart Foundation in 2002 to help survivors of sexual assault heal their minds, bodies and spirits and reclaim their lives." - Mariska Hargitay, President & Founder, Joyful Heart Foundation. Buy shower gel here (16 oz for $20).
25% of all sales of skin care products at connieelder.comwill go to the Cosmetic Reconstructive Surgery program at theNational Coalition Against Domestic Violence! Connie Elder is a survivor of domestic abuse and is committed to giving back to the community. Read Connie's story here.
Benefiting the Joyful Heart Foundation, this silver pendant offered by Me&Ro Jewelryis "Perfect for the younger Joyful Heart Supporter, the disc can be worn as a necklace, anklet or bracelet - transform by looping the cotton cord once, twice or three times! The clockwise “Fearlessness” engraving is to serve as a reminder that embracing fearlessness inspires one to approach life with an open heart and to be strong in the face of life’s adversities. The Joyful Heart Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery of rape and sexual assault survivors through the “total healing” of the mind, body and spirit. Inscribed with “Fearlessness” on the front and “Joyful Heart” on the back, the sterling silver disc measures 5/8 of an inch in diameter and hangs from 32 inches of bright blue cotton cord. All proceeds will go to the Joyful Heart Foundation." $50 order here.
See also a rectangular sterling silver pendant for $105 here.
If You're Made of Money...
Vosges Haute Chocolat offers Chocolate for a Cause with La Grande Hatbox - a taste of Vosges. "Thank your clients, win a heart, or treat yourself all while supporting a wonderful cause: V-Day, the international movement to end violence against women. Twenty-five percent of the profits from La Grande Hat Box are donated to V-Day."
"Our original hatbox is filled with 16 pieces from the Exotic Collection, 9 piece Aztec Truffle Collection, Exotic Caramel Collection, 1/2lb. of Caramel Toffee, a box of Parisienne Cocoa and 3 Exotic Candy Bars." $185 Make your purchase here.
This special, quality bracelet is being produced both for – and in honor of – abuse victims. It was created by Urban Girl, a bead store located in Bismarck, ND, for the benefit of the Abused Adult Resource Center, which has been serving abuse survivors and their children in North Dakota since 1976. Forty percent of the sales proceeds go directly to serve survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The bracelet is sterling silver with 14K gold-filled beads and Swarovski crystals. The bracelet is available only in silver and only with a Lobster Claw clasp.
The following verse describes the bracelet’s meaning as composed by the designer at Urban Girl:
$24 each plus $3 shipping and handling.
To order, visit this site.
Sterling Silver Fundraising Heart Lariat Necklace 20"
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) offers this sterling silver Faith the Butterfly pin (also available as a pendant) as part of its Bring Volume to the Silent Voices fundraising and awarenesscampaign. "The butterfly is commonly seen as a symbol of hope, positive change and triumph over adversity. Wear 'Faith the Butterfly' as a reminder to yourself to stay strong or for those who are in need of encouragement." $29.95 Order here.
On JaneDoe.org, the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence offers a variety of bracelets and pins, such as these shown at left, priced $3 (or 10 for $20) for the pin and $15 for thebracelet; all proceeds benefit the Coalition. See here for more info.
As featured in Marie Claire Magazine, $5 from every 18K gold plated initials necklace will go to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The necklace is $29.95 and includes free personalization! Shipping is free. Click here to order.
Also available from Body Shop - Stop Violence in the Home Lip Care Stick - $8 each. "Help support a good cause while taking good care of your lips. Flavored with a cool, clean and refreshing mint flavor. $2 from every sale goes to the National Domestic Violence Hotline." Here to order.