The Hiatus House holds a special place in my heart. I am a survivor of childhood domestic violence, and as an adult I have taken the steps to break the cycle in my own family for my children. Over twenty years ago, as I began my journey, I attended the Fresh Start program before going to the Co-Dependency program at Westover in Thamesville, Ontario. This was the beginning of a life long commitment I made to myself and my children to do what it takes to become a healthy person who can have a healthy relationship. It has been a hard journey full of mistakes, loss, and new beginnings, but the work I have done has reaped a life full of joy, a healthy relationship, good self-esteem, and children that know how to cope with conflict and have good life skills. I am finally in a position where I can give back to others to help them change their life for the better. For themselves, and generations to come.
Last year, I raised money for Hiatus House through our restaurant we own, but this year I’m excited to be able to include my own new business! I am very grateful that the fast success of Smudge has enabled me to give more than I thought possible to this wonderful cause!
Here is what we’re doing with your amazing help!
During the month of November we sold purple scarves that represent the courage it takes to make a big life change when you break the cycle of abuse. These beautiful scarves are $15.00 and all proceeds go directly to Hiatus House.
We make our own products here at Smudge. We make soap, spell soap, essential oil blends, herbal blends & herbs, magical & healing bath salts and soon we will have available our own brand of California Sage. 20% of all Smudge Brand sales in the month of November are going to support Hiatus House. We are extending this to the end of the year!!
You can join our Wall of Gratitude by donating $1.00 (no purchase required) to Hiatus House. Our wall is full of things that our beautiful customers and friends are thankful for!
TO DATE WE HAVE RAISED OVER $650.00!!!
Thanks to everyone’s support and your in-store purchases of our house made products, you are making a difference in the lives of many!
Let’s keep this going until the New Year!
THANK YOU AGAIN! FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!