Memphis, TN, November 15,2012
– Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women, more common than automobile accidents, muggings and rapes combined according to former US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.
Battered women’s shelters exist to provide a safe haven for women—and their children—who are the victims of abusive partners or family members.
Many of the women and children who stay at women’s shelters around the country arrive with nothing other than the clothes on their backs. To escape an abusive situation, there may not be any time to take any possessions with them when they leave home, safety comes first. Rarely is the victim of domestic violence able to put together an overnight bag. Finding herself on the run, a battered woman may grab basics for her children, but will leave her own things behind, including personal care items.
These shelters often have limited resources so, while they do the best they can to help the women and children who stay in the shelter, that help is often the bare minimum.
Being able to have your own bar of soap may seem like a small thing, but it can provide big comfort to a battered woman who just left everything behind and is trying to adjust to new surroundings.
The YesterYear Soap Company is a retail and wholesaler of premium handcrafted soap and is committed to assisting these facilities by making donations of their soap for these women and children in this very difficult time in their lives.
As a normal part of their process there are "extra" bars of soap from production runs. These bars are not seconds but are of the same premium quality that is offered to customers nationwide. Rather that discard these bars of soap, the YesterYear Soap Company makes regular donations to women‘s shelters. “We would hope that the women and children in these facilities would enjoy a welcome treat at this very difficult time in their lives,” stated Cindy O’Neill, Production Manager of the company.
Their campaign is designed to bring awareness and to encourage other businesses to consider these shelters with contributions of overstocked or no longer needed personal care items. “We want other businesses to be aware of the needs of these shelters and hope that much needed supplies can be directed toward them,” she added.
YesterYear Soap Company
Our Charitable Giving Program
"Springtime has always been about good deeds for me. A fresh new start after the cold winter months, the feeling of happiness in the air, and the re-emergence into the beautiful weather. I can't help but smile. Today we'd like to take a moment to recognize a company that gives back to their community and pat them on the back. Say hello to YesterYear Soap Company!"
... is quite simple. To give to those women and children who are going through a very difficult time in their lives.