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New Year, New Designs, New Designers!

2014 was a great year for us, and we are looking forward to what 2015 holds! We have entered into this new year with some new designs and designers that we would like to share with you!

WL and her 7-year old daughter together made a purse to hold the daughter’s art supplies. WL’s daughter made the initial sketch, and did a lot of the sewing herself!

WL then continued designing and created a statement piece with her repurposed denim jeans purse: “I am extremely ecstatic about making this denim purse. The purse is both easy to use and eco-friendly; I hope to make a positive impact on the environment. Thanks!”

FY, another designer with exceptional patience and skill, turned a velvet fireplace runner into a beautiful purse. “This is the first bag that I made…I really like it. I spent five Saturdays working on it. When I was finished, I was really excited. It was easier than I had imagined it to be. I look forward to my next successful creation.”

Samiomor completed her sixth project last Saturday, a one-of-a-kind doll! Using patterns and multiple fabrics, Samiomor demonstrated hard work and great creativity while assembling her doll. She has come a long way!

Though all of these items were made for personal use, our designers Samiomor and Numoni both have designs available for sale through our Etsy htE shop*. Make sure to check them out !

We’d like to also welcome Rebecca and Sarah to our htE team. Rebecca and Sarah are both NYU Gallatin students, interested in art therapy and human rights issues. Sarah, a yoga instructor trained on how to teach to trauma patients, will be working with us to incorporate a yoga/meditation routine into our weekly Saturday workshops. Learn more about her and her classes at Yoga With a Purpose!

Your generous support and goodwill has brought us to where we are now. Thank you all once again for your continuing generosity! If you are interested in volunteering or donating to us, please email us at

Happy New Year everyone!

With Love, here there and EVERYwhere

*By purchasing products through our htE shop, you will also be receiving a htE Dove tracking code, which will reveal to you what donations were used to make this final product, as well as a brief background story of the survivor.

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