Friday, October 14, 2011

Lil Miss Creations efforts and Domestic Violence Month!

Domestic Violence Month

I was very honored this week when my friend Holly from Lil Miss Creations who sponsored the giveaway a few weeks back. She asked if I would help her promote Domestic Violence Awareness and I was immediately on board!

Statistics show that all over the world, 1 in 3 women have either been beaten, coerced into sex, or abused in another way at some point during her life, and unfortunately it is usually by a family member. As a matter of fact, domestic violence is the number one cause of body injury in women which is more than car accidents, muggings & rapes combined!

Every year in the United States, 3.3 million children witness domestic violence in their home and 63% of boys age 11-20 who have committed murder, killed the man who was abusing their mother! Each and every one of us have at least one face come to mind as we read this article and it is sad. Many of women feel helpless, and some of us even offer help, but abusers are excellent at having a psychological hold on those they are hurting, and usually it isn't just as simple as telling someone to leave.

Warning signs of Domestic Violence http://helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.htm

DOES YOUR PARTNER?

1.  Have a bad/unpredictable temper?
2.  Hurt you or threaten to hurt or kill you?
3.  Threaten to take your children away or harm them?
4.  Threaten to commit suicide if you leave?
5.  Force you to have sex?
6.  Destroy your belongings?
7.  Act excessively jealous and possessive?
8.  Control where you go or what you do?
9.  Keep you from seeing your friends and family?
10. Limit your access to phone, money or the car?
11. Constantly check up on you?

If you answered yes to these questions, then there is help!  You don't have to live in fear and pain.  Call the National abuse Hotline for both men and women of domestic abuse 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

THE CAUSE-

Holly has designed some Domestic Violence Gift Bags containing  a 4 oz. tin container of body scrub, a small creme wax candle, a 3 oz. (approx.) bar of shea butter soap, a 4oz. bottle of organic lotion, and an informational pamphlet and 25% OF THE PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE DONATED TO SHELTERED HOPES.   Also, once again Holly is offering a 15% discount off of anything at her Etsy shop for anyone who mentions my name or this blog, so go ahead, you know you want to...BUY BUY BUY!!!



Disclaimer:  This is a non-sponsored post.  I didn't receive any monetary compensation, nor did I receive product to review.  All opinions expressed are unique, my own, and honest.

20 comments:

  1. Great Post!!

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  2. I would LOVE Love to have the Warm Citrus Cider Pillar Candle. I have three dogs. Enough said.

    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  4. The Sweet Pea Square Pillar Candle looks great!

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  5. I like the candy corn mini pillar candle

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so glad to return the favor, you have a great thing going on here! Have a beautiful day! Allison http://www.thehonestdietitian.com

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  7. Thank you for sharing this information. It has been very helpful. I'm following you back from Thursday Bloghop.

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  8. Thank you for such a great giveaway. Spreading the word about domestic violence has a place in my heart as I know how much it can tear apart people's lives. I can't decide between the Cranberry Vanilla candle or the Candy Corn candle. Both look (and I bet smell) great.

    -Chelle

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  9. I like the shape of the Unique Cinnamon. But I also love the small of cranberry ? vanilla.

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  10. I would love to have the Green Apple Goat's Milk Soap

    sweetpanda2010 at gmail dot com

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  11. I would also like to try the Autumn Apple Pie Gel Candle

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  12. I would love to have the Autumn Apple Pie Gel Candle!

    Thanks!
    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bows
    learnquilling@gmail.com

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  13. I'm a little confused reading the comments. I just want to make sure everyone understands that this giveaway is for the Domestic Violence Awareness Gift Bag and not an item of your choosing from the online shop. That was a different giveaway on a different blog. I will probably offer that with this blog at a point later in the future... maybe closer to Christmas. Thanks!

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  14. Everything is lovely and sounds awesome! I like the Island Garden Organic Hand & Body Lotion

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  15. Jasmine Exfoliating Soap
    mapam30@yahoo.com

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  16. I want it all....but if I had to choose it would have to be Green Apple Goat's Milk Soap

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  17. I also like the Unique Cinnamon Dome-shaped Candle!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  18. I would like to try the holiday frost soy candle.

    rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

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  19. The Cinnamon Dome-shaped Candle is my favorite!

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

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  20. Thank you for posting this information. I am a volunteer Guardian ad Litem and work with the children of domestic violence. Every one should be aware of the signs.

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