We all know what it feels like to awaken relaxed and refreshed after a good night's sleep. And we all also know what it's like to spend a night tossing, turning, worrying and morning finds us exhausted and overwhelmed. I wonder how many of us know what it's like to lie awake at night in fear?
When domestic violence survivors enter shelter, they still have many worries that keep them awake at night... but many say to us it's the first time in a long time they could sleep without fears for their own and their children's safety.
Karen Totino, owner of Green Conscience, understands the value of a safe home and those peaceful dreams and is committed to raising awareness about domestic violence and supporting survivors. In August of this year she announced that for every bed sold by Green Conscience she would donate two pillows to Wellspring's domestic violence shelter. “I am excited to partner with my clients and
Wellspring to offer something that is needed,” Totino said, adding, “It is not uncommon for the victims to come to the shelter with nothing but the clothes on their backs. It is our goal to give every person who takes residence at the shelter their own pillow to keep and take with them. .To even
bring a small comfort to those receiving our products gives me a reward no
money can buy.”
Join Green Conscience and Wellspring on October 22 for mixer, which will be held at Green Conscience, to celebrate the launch of the Safe Sleep program. Pillows will be available for purchase both at the mixer and throughout the year going forward. Anyone in the Saratoga Springs community who isn't in the market for a bed, but wishes to support the partnership and the efforts of Wellspring can do so by purchasing a pillow for donation for a cost of $25.