While Belle + Blossom supports domestic violence survivors daily on a global scale, we wanted to spend our 3rd month of opening by giving back locally for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the CDC, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
This October, we hosted a fundraiser to help clear Next Door Solutions’s (NDS) wish list of toiletry and pantry items. NDS is the only stand-alone domestic violence agency in Santa Clara County. They serve an average of 3,000 survivors and answer approximately 15,000 crisis calls annually. Their services are available free of charge to all women, men, LGBTQ and individuals across the gender spectrum and of varying abilities. You can imagine how these numbers have grown throughout the changing environment 2020 has brought us.
Thanks to your help, we raised a total of $196 that enabled us to donate 238 items to NDS -- which is a little over 3x more than we anticipated!
Here are some images from our shopping trip to making the donation safely to NDS’s office in Downtown San Jose!
We’re so overwhelmed by your love and generosity offered to this cause. Together, we’ve helped create life-changing impact for survivors. Thank you so much for your support!
If you are in need of immediate services, CALL 1 (800) 799 - 733 or TEXT 1 (866) 331-9474 to reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline.