"A Thousand for A Thousand" Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign
An estimated three women are killed by their partner every day in the United States.
One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
As an ongoing yearly initiative, Liza-Jayne is donating one thousand pieces of newly created jewelry to raise awareness for domestic violence. She hopes that her efforts will raise funds for those in need, as well as inspire other artists to do the same.
Liza explains: “Beading will always be my first love. It’s an extremely meditative process, especially when I know it’s going to be donated for the greater good. As artists we have an obligation to share our gift,” she says. “I believe that if you create things with love, that love gets passed on.”
Liza expects to complete her donations in the fall, just in time for October’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In keeping with her spirit of thinking locally to act globally, she will divide the contributions amongst her two homes: Rosie’s Place in Boston, and Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc. in Milford, Pennsylvania.
“Rosie’s Place is thrilled to receive to receive 500 pieces of jewelry. We will provide the beautiful jewelry to our guests during the holiday season. For many of our guests, the holidays are a lonely time, and receiving such a lovely gift will certainly brighten their day. We appreciate Liza’s thoughtful and generous support!” says Katie Amoro, Development Officer of Rosie’s Place, a Boston-based organization founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.
“We’re so grateful that Liza chose to share her talents with Safe Have and support our efforts,” says David A. Bever, Executive Director. “Her creativity is an inspiration to our work and mission.” The mission of Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc. is to eradicate domestic violence, sexual assault, and other serious crimes through prevention, empowerment, and the promotion of social justice.
Symbols of hope, healing and protection, Liza has chosen genuine pearls of all varieties for her main inspiration. She will also be using beautiful faceted crystals and an array of meaningful gemstones.
Liza is proud to be able to teach jewelry making to the guests at Rosie's Place in Boston, an organization she has long admired.