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The Love Necklace Campaign

a social impact art project that supports the health, safety, and dignity of women through three mediums

Because

knowing that there is someone who cares about her enough to gift her with a symbol that she’s always loved, could make all the difference.

Thanks to donors of The Love Necklace Campaign, we have a lot of opportunities to encourage shelter residents who are overcoming challenges every day. Sometimes the knowledge that you are not alone is the difference between maintaining stability and returning to homelessness. -Melissa Tyler, Director of Development, New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter


The Project

A delicate, handmade, gold, or silver, necklace that spells the word ‘love,’ in cursive. Anytime one is purchased, one is donated to a woman receiving care at a women’s shelter

A novel about a woman finding herself in the wake of sexual trauma called ‘Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist’

A series of illustrated short stories about the impact of the symbolic Love Necklace on the women who wear it called ‘The Love Necklace Chronicles’

As with any kind of work, there are many costs involved. I hope to raise $10,000 to cover the costs of raw materials, labor, studio space, packaging, shipping, and marketing. These funds will allow me to focus on the creative aspect of the campaign: researching, writing, illustrating the stories, and making the necklaces -- 600 total (300 for the women who purchase them and 300 for the recipients of the donated necklace). Your generous donation also helps me promote this project among like-minded women who strive to support sisterhood in our community. Additionally, this funding will allow the campaign to grow and become viable as a long-term project.

Click Here to read the 2018 Annual Report

Click Here to Purchase a Love Necklace

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Donation Levels & Gifts for You

$5 Donation - Thank You!

What you will receive:

  • Donor Listing in 2019 Annual Report

Anything helps! This donation level will allow me to purchase findings for one Love Necklace, which will be gifted to a woman receiving care at a women’s shelter.

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$25 Donation - With Love xoxo

What you will receive:

  • Donor Listing in 2019 Annual Report

  • Donor Listing in ‘The Love Necklace Chronicles’

    This donation level will allow me to create a Love charm for a woman’s Love Necklace, which is what this project is all about!

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$60 Donation - Patron

What you will receive:

  • Donor Listing in 2019 Annual Report

  • Donor Listing in ‘The Love Necklace Chronicles’

  • A copy of my novel, ‘Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist’

    This donation level will allow me to create and donate a Love Necklace to a woman receiving care at a women’s shelter. This covers the cost of the supplies, creation, packaging, and delivery.

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$125 Donation - Participant

What you will receive:

  • Donor Listing in 2019 Annual Report

  • Donor Listing in ‘The Love Necklace Chronicles’

  • A copy of my novel, ‘Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist

  • A Love Necklace (for you, and for a woman receiving care at a women’s shelter)

    This donation level will allow me to create a Love Necklace for you, and donate a Love Necklace to a woman receiving care at a women’s shelter. This covers the cost of the supplies, creation, packaging, and delivery, for your Love Necklace, as well as the one a woman receiving care at a women’s shelter will receive.

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$250 Donation - Advocate

What you will receive:

  • Donor Listing in 2019 Annual Report

  • Donor Listing in ‘The Love Necklace Chronicles’

  • A copy of my novel, ‘Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist

  • Up to 2 Love Necklaces (for you, and Love Necklaces for two woman receiving care at a women’s shelter. You have the choice to donate yours to the shelters as well.)

    This donation level will allow me to create Love Necklaces for you, and donate Love Necklaces to two women receiving care at a women’s shelter. This covers the cost of the supplies, creation, packaging, and delivery, for your Love Necklace, as well as the ones that two women receiving care at a women’s shelter will receive. Additionally, this donor level will allow me to cover The Love Necklace Campaign marketing costs for one month, allowing me to reach a larger audience and serve more women.

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$500 Donation - Ambassador

What you will receive:

  • Donor Listing in 2019 Annual Report

  • Donor Listing in ‘The Love Necklace Chronicles’

  • A copy of my novel, ‘Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist

  • Up to 4 Love Necklaces (for you, and Love Necklaces for four woman receiving care at a women’s shelter. You have the choice to donate yours to the shelters as well.)

    This covers the cost of the supplies, creation, packaging, and delivery, for your Love Necklace, as well as the ones that four women receiving care at a women’s shelter will receive. Additionally, this donor level will allow me to cover the cost of two months worth of studio space, so that I have space to create The Love Necklaces, as well as the watercolor illustrations for ‘The Love Necklace Chronicles.’

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$1000 Donation - Champion

What you will receive:

  • Donor Listing in 2019 Annual Report

  • Donor Listing in ‘The Love Necklace Chronicles’

  • A copy of my novel, ‘Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist

  • Up to 8 Love Necklaces (for you, and Love Necklaces for eight women receiving care at a women’s shelter. You have the choice to donate yours to the shelters as well.)

    This donation level will allow me to create Love Necklaces for you, and donate a Love Necklace to a woman receiving care at a women’s shelter. This covers the cost of the supplies, creation, packaging, and delivery, for your Love Necklace, as well as the ones that eight women receiving care at a women’s shelter will receive. Additionally, this donor level will allow me to cover costs for marketing and studio space for two months, allowing me to focus on the creative aspect of the campaign: researching, writing, illustrating the stories, as well as creating the necklaces.

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