Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc - Domestic Violence Support in a Whole New Way!
Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc is doing ground breaking work in the domestic violence community. Our program includes Entrepreneurship, Women's Empowerment, Eco-Fashion and so much more as we create safe spaces for survivors of domestic violence who leave.
Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc is the internationally acclaimed textile charity committed to supporting the lives of survivors of domestic violence. With such a small percentage of women leaving domestic violence situations nationwide, we felt it was important to provide direct support to these women who have made the courageous first steps towards change.
Our volunteers receive raw materials to create NEW clothing and accessories for women living in temporary housing. Women leaving the cycle of violence with only the clothes on their back. Volunteers create handknit and hand crocheted apparel, home decor and what's more - a sense of hope!
Using donated fabric from the interior design and fashion industries, we then empower these women by training them in all aspects of the textiles arts (sewing, knitting, weaving etc.). They create their new clothing or home furnishings in our Brooklyn studio free of charge!
For 10 years we have had the encouragement of the Brooklyn District Attorney's office in supporting the lives of women. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has coined our work "Handcrafted Healing" and on May 12, 2011, Sue Rock Originals was presented with the Woman of Valor Award for Excellence in Service by Senator John L. Sampson. The award was made by Senator Sampson and New York's City Council for this organization's tireless work to support Domestic Violence survivors in the New York area.