Welcome to the Abusive Relationship Awareness Blog Hop. While this may not be your typical blog hop theme, we decided to put together this hop in order to shed light on a topic that often goes unspoken about, when the truth is many of us have either been in an abusive relationship or know of someone who has. We're here not to celebrate abusive relationships, but to bring hope to those who have been firsthand or secondhand victims and to provide awareness to help put an end to this growing problem.
All of our projects showcased in this hop have something to do with hope, love, and encouragement. The color for domestic violence is purple, and as you'll see purple was used on many of our projects.
Abuse of any kind is absolutely unacceptable. No one deserves to be abused for any reason or under any circumstance. Sadly, many women, children and even some men are everyday everywhere in the world. Please know that if you are in an abusive situation you are NOT alone. You can get away. There is help.
Although I now reside in Delaware, I am new to the area and not familiar with any of the local services here. Coming from New Jersey I would like to share about a wonderful organization called Shelter Our Sisters in Bergen County. You can also find out more about them on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ShelterOurSisters.
Here is a card of encouragement I made to share in the awareness hop:
|Paper Piecings By Nikki - $15 Gift Certificate|
|Shelly's Images - $9 Gift Certificate|
|Designs on Cloud 9 - $20 Gift Certificate|
|Scraptastical Kreations - $20 Gift Certificate|
|Digital Delights - $10 Gift Certificate|
|The Robin's Nest - $20 Gift Certificate|
|Di's Digi Downloads - $10 Gift Certificate|
|Close To My Heart - $10 Gift Certificate|
|Quick Quotes - $15 Gift Certificate|
|Perfect Paper Crafting - $30 Gift Certificate|
|Erica's Craft Room - $25 Gift Certificate|