To The Daily Sun,
It's time to honor the mothers in our lives with the most beautiful and carefully-crafted carnations from New Beginnings. Hand-wrapped, single carnations with greenery are available for $1.50, while hand-wrapped bouquets with greenery are available for $12.
Carnations may be purchased May 5 through May 7 at New Beginnings and other participating locations, and pre-orders may be placed today by calling 528-6511. Back for the 24th year, the Mother's Day Carnation Sale is one of New Beginnings' key annual fundraisers, with all proceeds benefiting survivors of domestic, sexual and stalking violence in Belknap County.
This event serves as a fundraiser and a great way to increase the visibility of New Beginnings and the need for services. Kathy Keller, executive director of New Beginnings-Without Violence and Abuse, explains, "Our Mother's Day Carnation Sale is also a key 'friend raiser', allowing us to raise funds and make new friends in the community."
By honoring mothers, New Beginnings also honors the roots of the Anti-Violence Against Women movement: a grassroots effort of women helping women to live violence-free lives and promote safer communities.
New Beginnings Mother's Day Carnation Sale brings together many caring community members, from the businesses that donate buckets for carnation preparation to the volunteers preparing, packaging and delivering the carnations to the restaurants and businesses. Local businesses such as Sundays Salon, Pat's Mobile, and Meredith Village Savings Banks also participate by allowing us to sell our carnations at their locations. All proceeds from these sales benefit the crisis intervention and support services offered by New Beginnings.
Nearly one in four women have been sexually assaulted in New Hampshire and at least a third of New Hampshire women have been physically assaulted by an intimate partner. New Beginnings-Without Violence and Abuse is a nonprofit organization committed to ending domestic, sexual, and stalking violence through service provision to victims, community education, and prevention work focused on breaking the generational cycle of violence. For more information about New Beginnings, its programs or to purchase carnations please contact the office at 603-528-6511.
New Beginnings – Without Violence & Abuse