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Chrysalis Studios teams with Amy's Closet Non-Profit Boutique to benefit Domestic Violence victi

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know that every 9 seconds a woman is beaten in the United States? More than 1 in 3 women and more than 1 in 4 men in the U.S. report experiencing rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Per the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the US. This adds up to more than 10 million victims every year. Most of these assaults will go unreported.

In addition, approximately 5 million children are exposed to domestic violence every year. These children are more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and alcohol, run away from home, engage in teenage prostitution, and commit sexual assault crimes. Worldwide, men who were exposed to domestic violence as children are 3-4 times more likely to perpetrate intimate partner violence as adults.

Amy’s Closet is a non-profit boutique in Denver, NC and Lincolnton, NC, partnering with Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence to turn donated clothing and accessories into funding for Amy’s House (Lincoln County’s shelter for women & children who are survivors of domestic violence).

For years I have struggled with the dilemma of what to do with jewelry I choose not to sell in my shop {Chrysalis Studios} for various reasons (i.e. “seconds” {merchandise with minor imperfections}, discontinued items, and additional overstock). Instead of selling this merchandise on clearance for profit, I have decided to begin donating it to Amy’s Closet so that domestic violence victims can benefit from the sale of the items. I have begun donating a variety of crystal and ethically sourced real butterfly wing jewelry to Amy’s this month and will continue to do so quarterly / as needed by the store. 100% of the sale of all Chrysalis Studios jewelry sold at Amy’s Closet will go to the Amy’s House shelter for domestic abuse victims! The goal is to help Amy’s House move into a new chapter, with a larger and more modern facility that can help more victims.

These issues are personal to me as I have been the victim of criminal cyberstalking by a stranger. However, 60.8% of female stalking victims report being stalked by a current or former intimate partner. 19.3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime.


“Unmasking Domestic Violence” Masquerade Gala:

The Masquerade Gala is a signature fundraiser for Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. All proceeds of the gala will go toward building a new facility for Amy's House, Lincolnton's shelter for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Last year, Amy’s House provided a safe haven for 197 women and children who were leaving abusive situations at home, but they had to turn away several victims due to lack of space. This Masquerade Gala will unmask the stigma of and give a voice to survivors of domestic violence, while helping to raise funds through a silent auction. Dinner and entertainment is included! Cash beer & wine bar! Cocktail Attire and Masks are encouraged!This event will be held on October 25th, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT at The Laboratory Mill, 848 Southfork Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Click this link to purchase tickets!

Amy’s Closet Winter Fashion Show & Luncheon: Join the ladies from Amy’s Closet for their Winter Fashion Show, Luncheon, Silent Auction, Raffle, and Holiday Craft Sale!All proceeds benefit the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The show well be held on November 3rd, 2018 from 11am to 2pm at the Denver United Methodist Church located at 3910 North Highway 16 Business, Denver, North Carolina 28037. Tickets can be purchased at either Amy's Closet location, or at the door for just $15! Click here for the facebook event page!


Donate as little as $10 to Amy’s Closet through the Purple Purse Foundation and be entered to win a purse designed by tennis champion Serena Williams! Offer lasts through the month of October. Donate for a chance to win!


Amy’s Closet is run solely by volunteers and sells all donated items. Amy’s Closet also provides clothes and household linens to survivors, at no charge, to help as they begin their new lives. Visit Amy’s Closet’s Facebook page or contact Shasta Steele at 704-240-3688 if you are interested in volunteering or donating items to the store, and to victims!


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same shopping experience as on, but with a benefit to your favorite charity! When you shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will automatically donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases to Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Its free and doest cost you anything! Click here to sign up!

SEEK HELP: If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit their website to chat online 24/7.

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