Trigger Warning: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Belated Birthday Giveaway
The Holy Snails shop actually turned three years old on Thanksgiving (11-22-18), but we were swamped with getting Black Friday/Cyber Weekend going along, as well as family celebrations, etc, that we kind of just... forgot about our own birthday. Whoops. So since it's #GivingTuesday, we'll be giving away three full sized bottles of Shark Sauce through our Instagram, shipping included (naturally). More details on there.
The Snails (Fiddy from Fifty Shades of Snail, Tracy from Fanserviced-B, Cat from Snow White & The Pear, and Chel from, you know, us) have spoken many times on The Snailcast regarding the importance of self-care and skincare. We also talk about amassing large amounts of skincare, way more skincare than we know what to do with. So Tracy, being Tracy (a darling), suggested a wonderful way for us to use that FOMO energy for good. For this year's Giving Tuesday, we're excited to have the chance to help those who are in need of some self-care.
We are coordinating with Women's Aid Service, which is an organization that works directly with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to provide safety, empowerment, and shelter. They currently serve the Clare, Gratiot, and Isabella counties of Michigan.
An easy way to help is to donate by destashing unwanted but new skincare products, which is what all of us will be doing. We're inviting you to join us in helping these women in need. Here's how:
Snails Send Self-Care: How to Participate
Send packages to the survivors:
Women’s Aid Service
PO Box 743
Mt Pleasant, MI 48804
They are accepting:
- New, unopened beauty products (This can be full sized or foil samples or anything in between, but please make sure they're new!)
- Prepaid mobile phones
- Gift Cards (especially for national chains and gas stations)
- Money (You can donate directly on their website in the bottom left of their homepage.)
Use the hashtag #snailcare2018 on Instagram or Twitter and tag the Snail Squad to tell us how you're participating!
Holy Snails Donations
Holy Snails will be donating a portion of all of our sales for the next month (November 27 to December 27) to Women's Aid Service on top of Chel's personal destash, so any purchase you make in the next month will also be going toward WAS.
For the Snails' perspective, check out their posts:
- Fanserviced-B: Giving Tuesday Project: Snails Send Self Care
- Fifty Shades of Snail: The Next Stage of Skincare as Self-Care: Passing It On
- Snow White & The Pear: Giving Tuesday Destash: the Snails Send Self-Care
The National Domestic Violence Hotline creates access by providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence. You can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or TTY 1-800-799-4889.