In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Thirty-One Gifts yesterday hosted the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV).
The event shared findings from the Honoring Texas Victims report on domestic violence fatalities in Texas and discussed Thirty-One Gifts’ dedication to helping victims rebuild their lives. In addition, Texas Senator Jane Nelson was awarded the Legislative Champion Award from TCFV and the National Network to End Domestic Violence for her fierce and dedicated work in domestic violence prevention and policy.
Held at Thirty-One Gifts’ debut Texas facility in Flower Mound, the event highlighted Thirty-One Gifts’ mission to empower women through its charitable program, Thirty-One Gives, which surprised TCFV with a $10,000 donation to continue its work in supporting women and their families in Texas.
Thirty-One Gives also helped establish and continues to help fund the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Independence Project—a credit building program that lends microloans to survivors of domestic abuse to help rebuild their credit and regain financial freedom. Customers can support the Independence Project this fall by donating to the GIVES ROUND UP! Initiative when purchasing products.
“We have been committed to supporting domestic violence survivors as a key focus area of our giving since Thirty-One Gives was established in 2012,” said Wendy Bradshaw, executive director of Thirty-One Gives. “Today, we proud to partner with TCFV to support women across Texas, now home to our new distribution center. We look forward to continued conversations on how we can all take meaningful action and provide hope to victims and survivors of domestic violence.”
Local domestic violence service providers including Denton County Friends of the Family attended the event and left with World Vision Hope Kits filled with feminine hygiene products for their clients. The kits were assembled by Thirty-One Senior Consultants during their annual Conference in July. To date, Thirty-One Gifts has distributed more than 22,000 World Vision Hope Kits to support survivors.