Thank you for a record-breaking 2023 Breakfast of Hope!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year's Breakfast of Hope! We were blown away by the generosity of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community, with over 450+ individuals coming together to support, spread awareness, and raise funds for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Unable to attend but want to make an impact?
All throughout October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month we will continue to raise funds for survivors so that they have access to 24/7 life-saving resources, whenever they are ready to reach out for help.
Our goal is to raise $325,000 this month, and gifts of any size help us reach this goal. You can stand in solidarity with survivors during the month of October by making a gift to Safe Alliance or creating your own fundraising page to raise awareness and funds as a Champion of Hope. Join us in an impactful way and make a difference during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Breakfast of Hope Oct. 5, 2023 | The Revelry at Camp Northend
Featuring live art and spoken word poetry from Shane Manier, testimonial from former Safe Alliance clients Ohavia Phillips and her mother Mahalia Hanson, as well as agency updates by Safe Alliance President & CEO Laura Lawrence, we were able to kick-off Domestic Violence Awareness Month in an inspiring and meaningful way.
About this year's artwork
2023 Breakfast of Hope features the artwork of Colombian-American and local Charlotte artist, Maria Napier. Napier uses a deconstructed style to tell her story and illustrate complex social issues. Her sculpture, "Two Sides of Me" (2023), is a hand-painted vintage mannequin torso with added features using recycled materials.
"It took me a long time to gather the courage to speak up. It took me a long time to find my way out of the darkness and heal. I'm now ready to let the light inside of me resurface. I'm a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence from an ex-husband. My work "The Two Sides of Me" is inspired by my healing journey. I want to convey the duality of feelings that can affect trauma survivors. The constricting emotions of guilt, shame, and pain as well as those of hope, light, and healing. With this piece, I aim to help others to recognize and confront their own inner struggles and find the courage to seek the help they need."
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