Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) October 13, 2009
Owner of trendy diaper bag company, Maria Winslow, has announced a partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline to donate 10% of sales to the national organization. "Business and charity can exist in partnership to make the world a better place," Winslow said.
Beginning immediately, 10% of sales of Zosephine diaper bags will be donated to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. "We are excited about this partnership with Maria and Zosephine diaper bags," said Hotline CEO Sheryl Cates. "This project is an excellent example of how business and individuals can make a difference in the fight against domestic violence."
Winslow, inspired by a friend's ambitious fundraising in honor of Nancy Cooper, commits money to help victims escape domestic violence. When Nancy was murdered before she could leave her abusive husband, Winslow was shocked and saddened, but didn't know what to do to help other women in similar situations until she got the inspiration to use her business to help the cause. "It's still a shock that someone I know was murdered before she could leave an abusive relationship", says Winslow, "and it made me realize that if it can happen to her, it can happen to anyone. I'm proud to have this opportunity to support the important work of the National Domestic Violence hotline."
For more information, contact Maria Winslow directly at mwinslow at zosephine.com or 919-619-2520.
Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Zosephine was born of one woman's search for the perfect, stylish, everyday diaper bag. Funky, but not granola. Modern, but not sterile. And definitely not cutsie-pink. Plenty of pockets, with room for the essentials. A fresh, new look for diaper bags, and a vehicle for change in the lives of victims of domestic violence. http://zosephine.com
About the National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides an immediate response to victims of domestic violence and their families, and a seamless referral system to community programs in response to the needs of the women, men and children. The Hotline, operated 24/7 and available in 170 languages, is the first step to safety for many callers whose unique situation is assessed and evaluated to meet short term needs, with a local referral to assist the caller in dealing with the long-term effects of family violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline was created by Congress and is funded by Violence Against Women Act funds. More than two million callers have received assistance since the Hotline began answering calls in 1996.1-800-799-SAFE http://www.ndvh.org/