Patchington’s holds awareness campaign
In order to bring awareness to the difficulties faced by those in partnerships and marriages where there is domestic violence issues, clothier Patchington’s, an up-scale boutique with 24 stores along the east coast and Florida, held a series of events to encourage locals to donate their gently used clothing and items. These items go to organizations that each of the Patchington stores choose to benefit.
I interviewed Janet Farnan-Dyer of Safe Space who filled me in on how much impact events like these are for women and children in need of protection. Safe Space is more than an organization, it’s a hidden haven for those who might otherwise not survive an attack by a significant other and, often with nothing but the clothes on their backs, women and children have to start over. Safe Space provides shelter, clothing and all the basic necessities most of these folks will need to get back up on their feet, and move on to a better life situation. Be sure to check out the video interview: Safe Space
At the boutique on Ocean Drive, Vero Patchington‘s representative, Pamela Bennett, had local vendors in to showcase their wares over 3 days’ time. Many encouraged friends and family to attend and donate as well as shopping at Patchington, who offered significant discounts on many of their store items. The organization they are sponsoring, SafeSpace, runs up and down the Treasure Coast, offering help and support for literally thousands of women and children since its inception 35 years ago.
Vendors at the event included Angela Speck of Speck Interior Design; Crystal Ploszay from “Your Personal Artist; Robin Patton of Florida Event and Wedding Planners; Nancy Johnson, the Plan B Laughing Lady and, of course, Ms. Vero-Patchington herself, Pam Bennett, who also brought the SeneGence line of products into the store event.