New York, NY:

In Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month Beauty Secrets hosted a Spa Party for Charity to benefit the Center Against Domestic Violence (CADV) and reached the “Giving Goal” of creating 80 Beauty Bags for all the women currently housed in 3 Safe Havens in NYC thanks to the generosity and collaboration of several spa industry companies.

Beauty Secrets would like to recognize the following spa professionals & companies for their rapid response in helping make “spa” a reality for those in need.

80 Beauty Bags were donated by LeSport Sac and filled with cosmetics, skincare, apparel and personal care items provided by:

Susan McGowen, MD Corrective donated Matis Wrinkle Eraser
Allison Nassey, Spa Uniforms donated 100 polo shirts & 30 pairs of shoes
Kristen Haines, Euphoria Spa NYC donated Somme skin cleanser, eye cream & Umbria skincare
Barbara Stirewalt, Mohonk Mountain House donated spa robes
Cecily Braden, Beauty Secrets donated Ytsara Spa Amenity products

The funds raised were used to purchase a variety of E.L.F. cosmetics to complete the bags and delivered in time for their CADV Holiday Celebration.

Annually 400,000 domestic incidents are reported to NYS law enforcement
In 2008…NYC Domestic Violence Hotline answered 134,903 calls
NYPD responded to 234,988 domestic violence incidents; average to over 600 per day
Domestic Violence is the leading cause of homicides in New York
50% of adult female homicide victims in 2008 were killed by their intimate partners & 4% of male homicide victims. There are 2,084 Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter Beds Citywide

The CADV was among the first organizations in the country working to end domestic violence. The Center’s Women’s Survival Space, a place where abused women & their children could find safety, was the first of its kind in the State and is now the longest operating domestic violence emergency shelter in New York. Today the Center houses up to 1,000 women and children each year in three emergency shelters.
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The CADV offers support, shelter, and education through counseling, safe houses, recreational and school programs for teens.