“After a long and invasive SART exam, the survivor stood slowly from the hospital bed and prepared to get dressed. As her advocate, I was bringing a change of clothes and brought her the items in a Traveling Heart Bag.

Her eyes widened as she saw the beautiful fabric bag. I explained it was hers and that it contained her clothes, personal items and a postcard made for her with a message of healing and hope. I told her that the bag and the postcard were created by hand by a person she had never met but that wanted her to know she was not alone.
She stopped, made eye contact and took the bag. She began to cry in earnest, moved by the fact that people she would never meet wanted her to feel cared about. “
Sexual Assault Advocate, Northern California
 

How can I help?

Our Traveling Heart ‘Hospital Bag’ Initiative is a ‘ 1 for 1 model of giving ‘ and dependent on donations from people like you!

With your tax deductible donation we will deliver one beautiful handmade Traveling Heart Bag to you and one Traveling Heart Bag to a survivor of sexual assault. Give yourself a treat and make a difference too!

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If you would like to donate and have both bags go to survivors, please let us know. A donation of $100 supports up to 2 bags. A donation of $1000 supports 20 bags. Feel free to donate as many bags as you like!

For your donation of $100 ( $70 is tax deductible) you will give one bag to a survivor and you will receive one Traveling Heart Bag ( without clothing) as a thank you gift. Just let us know what color you like!

 

“The beauty and symbolism of the bags allows for all of us to carry the burdens together, to heal together, to listen to each other, to see each other.  To say, though a bag, a post card, the power of a positive transaction in the midst of a negative time; you are not alone, we stand with you, we have been there, let us help.”   D. Maller

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