Lawrenceville, NJ – November 10, 2014 – On a crisp October evening, the Lawrenceville offices of local non-profit PEI Kids were warm with laughter as the young ladies of the mother/daughter support group enjoyed an evening of beauty and pampering courtesy of the Arbonne Charitable Foundation.
As part of its Crisis Intervention for Child Victims of Sexual Abuse program, PEI Kids offers a bi-monthly support group for child victims of sexual assault and non-offending, supportive family members. A monthly Mother/Daughter Workshop for this group is designed to build stronger bonds between child victims and maternal family members.
For two years, the Arbonne Charitable Foundation has supported this PEI Kids program with a $5,000 grant and a $5,000 product donation to support an evening of beauty and pampering for program participants. A local team of Arbonne’s Independent Consultants, called Arbonne Angels, volunteered their services to provide facials and make-overs. In addition to gift bags filled with Arbonne cosmetic products from the Foundation, Independent Consultants – Jenny Childs, Mary vanZyverden, Ilene Cullman and Colleen Lindh – provided each young lady with a hand-crafted Self-esteem Journal to take home.
PEI Kids’ Executive Director, Roz Dashiell, explained “This partnership has special meaning for us because it reinforces important values – such as self-acceptance, confidence and inner beauty – concepts which we want our young ladies to connect with and live by.” PEI Kids’ Director of Crisis Intervention, Dr. Juanita Brooks, said, “The ladies really look forward to this program because it is all about empowering women and girls. Arbonne provides an opportunity for these mothers and daughters to bond, to laugh, try new things, and create positive memories.” One mother commented, “It’s amazing to see what an evening can do for the self esteem of women, both old and young!”
About PEI Kids
For the past 29 years, PEI Kids’ mission has been dedicated to promoting and maintaining a safe environment for all children. PEI Kids’ aspiration for the children of Mercer County, NJ, is “Safe Kids, Sound Futures.” Currently serving approximately 16,000 children and their families each year, the nonprofit organization began in 1985 when, while working at a rape crisis center, its founders discovered there were no local services tailored for children who had been sexually abused. Since then, its services have expanded to include Prevention/ Education and Intervention programs relating to personal safety; physical and sexual abuse; understanding physical and educational differences; school safety and bullying; anger management; gang prevention; and the overall well-being of the child and family. PEI Kids is also the lead agency of the Greater Mercer Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse, and provides transportation and over 1,600 supervised visits each year for children in foster care and their families. To learn more about PEI Kids’ programs and services, and how you can support their efforts, please call 609-695-3739 or visit www.peikids.org. All calls regarding possible abuse are confidential.
About Arbonne Charitable Foundation
The Arbonne Charitable Foundation’s mission is to provide support for programs and opportunities that promote the development of confidence and self-esteem in teenage girls and boys. Through product donations and monetary grants to tax-exempt organizations, and the volunteer efforts of Arbonne Angels, the Foundation supports charitable programs that empower the next generation. For more information visit www.arbonnefoundation.org.