The Beads for Hope Program
Upon hearing about the work of her Aunt Eve, Veronica Valera, at the age of 13, decided to do something to provide support and encouragement to women seeking support surrounding an abusive relationship. Veronica now makes these beautiful bead bracelets with an inspiring message, free of charge to women who have or are experiencing intimate partner violence. It is her, and our, hope that women will wear these bracelets and be reminded that they are deserving of beauty, recognition, and hope.
Nearly 400 bracelets have already been given out and have been met with smiles, tears, and gratitude. This program shows us that even a simple act of kindness can be very powerful bringing a glimmer of hope and happiness in an otherwise dark and frightening situation. This program is ongoing.