Veracity employees gathered in the building’s lunch area following their shifts on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to prepare survivor kits for the Younique Foundation’s annual retreat.
“The women who attend the retreat are survivors of sexual abuse,” says Veracity Compliance Officer, Vickie Goodman.
Goodman headed up this service project by developing a committee and rallied to get each department involved.
“I got the idea to donate to the [Younique] Foundation after a conversation with a friend that works for the company,” Goodman says. “We completed 32 kits, equal to the number of women who attend the retreat each year.”
Each kit contained several handmade items: fleece blankets, leather-bound journals, beads, ‘Thank You’ cards for each survivor’s sponsor, ‘Warrior’ cards, and a glass bowl. Retreat attendees break the bowls, then use the centuries-old Japanese art of Kintsugi to repair them, symbolizing that ‘broken’ items can become even stronger than they were before.
This year, the retreat will change its location.
“Younique is moving the retreat to a new site this year and our kits will be there to help welcome these ladies for its grand opening,” she says.
Employees donated hygiene and art supplies along with monetary contributions to support the cause.
Veracity completed a cumulative total of 240 volunteer hours on the project. We are extremely grateful to have been a part of the Younique Foundation’s initiative to empower these survivors.
For more information about the Younique Foundation, visit them at youniquefoundation.org.