Thursday, January 8, 2015

Donation to the Joyful Heart Foundation

Back in December, I joined in on the Christmas Wonder Hop and had a contest that would enable me to donate to the Joyful Heart Foundation. This is their vision and mission.

The vision of the Joyful Heart Foundation is a community with no sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.


Our mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. 
 - See more at:

Please take a moment to visit their website and see for yourself how they help heal the wounded. 

The contest during the hop involved purchasing a copy of Beautifully Wounded and I would donate all the royalties to the Joyful Heart Foundation for every purchase from that contest. Well, I'm happy to say that I did that this morning. I'd like to thank everyone who helped by purchasing a copy of Beautifully Wounded. I hope you enjoy Lena's story. Although it is a romance story, it took a lot of emotion and pulling from deep inside my inner core to write the story to revolve around the domestic violence aspect. Things move quickly in the story only because there is only so much time between the first page and the last. I'd tried to space out the timeframes the best I could in order for the story to seem realistic without taking away from the romance that does occur. Although it is fiction, I have to say that unfortunately, those things happen too often in real life and I am thankful for your support in helping others heal. I hope you all have a wonderful and prosperous New Year 2015!

This is the letter they sent me:

Dear Susan,

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Joyful Heart Foundation, we want to thank you for your contribution in support of our programs.

At Joyful Heart, we are boldly meeting the growing needs of our community. Since our inception in 2004, we have utilized the $17 million you have helped us raise to:

- serve over 14,000 survivors and healing professionals;
- connect over two million visitors to our website and social media to resources and life-saving help;
- garner more than two billion media impressions about our issues and work; and
- effect policy changes in jurisdictions from New York to California.

We are witnessing transformation, here and now. It’s taking place in the minds, bodies and spirits of those we serve. It’s taking place in our collective consciousness as we work together to create a community that thinks differently, behaves differently and responds differently to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

Your support makes many remarkable moments possible in our work to heal, educate and empower. We are thrilled to launch the new "Your Moments" platform so you can share your own meaningful moments right on our website. Whether words, an image or a video, we invite you to contribute your moment of joy, gratitude, healing, change, hope, progress—anything significant to you. To share yours, click here

With gratitude,
Joyful Heart Foundation

Thanks for reading,


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