For every pair of earrings that you buy with Auricle, we send a pair to a local centre to gift to survivors of sexual violence.
How does it work?
For you it is a very simple process: buy earrings. Done. You have just donated the same number of earrings to survivors.
If you want to go the extra step, you can write a little note that I will send along with the donations. The note can be a sentence, a paragraph, or a whole letter. You can read more about Support Post here.
What does Auricle do to get the earrings to the shelter?
I usually wait until there are about 40 or so pairs to send. I then make each pair with love, in a variety of different styles, and package them up in a pretty box. I then write a letter to the shelter, explaining who I am and what I do. These donations are completely no-strings-attached. I leave it to the shelters to decide how to distribute the earrings and reiterate that they are freely given gifts.
I also make it very clear that only I have seen these earrings and that they cannot be used to identify the wearer. I do not wish to compromise anyone's safety with these gifts.