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My name is Julia Freifeld and I am the creator and founder of Jewels for Change. In my first week of college two of my closest friends were sexually assaulted. The pain and helplessness I felt in the face of such evil was tragic and sobering. I decided to dedicate my life towards learning about and preventing sexual violence, and soon after began an internship as a crisis counselor through a nonprofit organization called RISE.
By working one-on-one with survivors I quickly understood how imperative it is to have an immense amount of resources and support for them given the desperation they feel after enduring such traumatic events. However, our full time counselors have six week waiting lists before they can add more clients, and our safe shelters are fully booked 10-11 months out of the year. This means that if a person is in a crisis situation where they need to escape a perpetrator, it’s unlikely they will have the option to do so. The discrepancy between the incredibly beneficial impact such organizations provide and the deficit in funding for them is what inspired me to start Jewels for Change. My goal is to generate funds for educational programs to be implemented into high schools, and to fund the purchasing of more safe houses and hiring of more crisis counselors. Feeling alone and helpless is detrimental to the strength and resilience of a survivor of sexual violence, but with Jewels for Change every survivor will get the help they need to build a beautiful new life.
Jewels for Change aims to build a community of survivors, supporters, and allies to the cause. We highly encourage spreading the love by purchasing a unique JFC gift for someone you want to support.
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to receive a 15% discount on orders of 2 or more items!
Follow Jewels for Change on Instagram @jewelsforchange to be featured with your JFC purchase! The JFC Instagram page is all about each customer's unique experience with their Jewels for Change purchase and what it means to them to be a part of this campaign. We aim to build a safe space for love and support and want YOU to be the face of our community so please don't hesitate to contact us about being featured. Pictures of your face and/or your story are completely optional if you wish to remain anonymous.
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