Who we are…
"Don't back down just to keep the peace. Standing up for your beliefs builds self-confidence and self-esteem." - Oprah Winfrey
On February 2, 2014, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos and became the Super Bowl XLVIII Champions. While roughly 115 million people were watching the halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, a young woman in small town Georgia was facing the fight of her life, both literally and figuratively. A little over 2.5 years into marriage with her college sweetheart, Hannah Kay found herself a victim of domestic abuse. Knowing she could no longer sit idly by and take the abuse and punishment that her picturesque marriage had become, she filed for divorce that month, launching her into a journey she never imagined possible.
After finding the courage within herself to walk away from this broken relationship, Hannah Kay packed up her bags and left small town Georgia behind for the West Coast. California offered her the chance for a fresh start, a safer environment and a shelter to discover herself again. Senator Dianne Feinstein once said, "domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars." Hannah Kay's bruises had long since healed, but wrapping her mind around the idea of having confidence in herself again seemed foreign even with a job in a powerful organization known for empowering women.
As Hannah Kay began to find confidence in herself again, her self-esteem reignited. she knew she wanted to give back to others who were in the same shoes. Her passion to help others build confidence in themselves is what fueled the creation of Thread Talk™.
What we do…
"Caring for others is an expression of what it means to be fully human." - Hillary Rodham Clinton
For each blanket purchased, Thread Talk™ will donate a portion of the proceeds to domesticshelters.org to help fund critical wish list items needed for their 2600+ nationwide shelters.
Finding herself in an abusive marriage was not something Hannah Kay envisioned for her life. and the realization that there are so many others in the same situation lead her to discover the amazing work that the folks at domesticshelters.org are doing. Domestic Shelters provides an online database of verified shelters all over the United States along with domestic violence programs all over the country. their website provides a free online service to search for help by location, service and language along with 24-hour hotlines in your area. Domestic Shelters also provides information on housing services, emergency services, legal services, financial services, support groups and much, much more. The reality for Domestic Shelters is the same as most nonprofit organizations, the need is always plentiful and the supplies are often limited. Thread Talk™ has partnered with Domestic Shelters to provide wish-list items for the shelters in need. Our mission is to help alleviate some of the burden these shelters carry by funding these critical items necessary to run and maintain their services.
Where we are…
United States, including Hawaii and Alaska.
Domestic abuse knows no boundaries and as such, Thread Talk™ has teamed up with Domestic Shelters to meet their needs in all five regions of the United States: West (including Alaska and Hawaii), Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and the Northeast.
If you’re aware of a domestic violence program or shelter that is not in the Domestic Shelters database, simply send an email with the name and location of the program and we'll look into adding it. or, if you are a program/shelter representative and you don’t see your organization listed, click here to add an organization.
How we do it…
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others." - Audrey Hepburn
Often times when someone is escaping an abusive relationship, they are leaving with only the clothes on their back. They are starting over completely and have nothing to bring them comfort. through Thread Talk™, you are able to purchase an oeko-tex® certified blanket. These blankets are manufactured in such a way that is safe to the environment and for you and your loved ones. These blankets have been made with thread that is ecologically safe and manufactured without harmful substances. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of every Thread Talk™ blanket will pay for wish-list items at the domestic shelters organizations.
Why we do it…
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." - Charles Dickens
As the first and largest mobile searching directory of domestic violence programs and shelters in the United States, Domestic Shelters' mission is simple: make more people aware of the services available for those experiencing domestic violence, their friends, and their family; to quickly find services and information best suited to their location, language and specific needs. Thread Talk™ is coming along side this established organization to help lighten the load of those in need.The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey of 2010 showed that more than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Those who are suffering and those who have found the courage to escape their situations need our support. By choosing Thread Talk™, you are providing critical items to those in need.