Mend on the Move, a local non-profit that employs women survivors of abuse to make jewelry from recycled auto parts, is hosting “Love in Motion,” Thursday at Leon & Lulu in Clawson. The fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. on March 5.
Love in Motion includes dinner by renowned chef, Matt Prentice, live music by singer-songwriter Olivia Dear and band, shopping at Leon & Lulu and a Mend on the Move jewelry pop-up. Emcee for the event is Kelly Houseman, MS, LLPC and licensed therapist and blogger. Leon & Lulu is located at 96 W. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, Michigan.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Parking is available in the adjacent lot and on the main street. Click here for tickets online.
Details from Mend on the Move:
“Last year, funds raised from our annual event allowed us to complete the renovation of our 30-foot mobile studio which allowed us the flexibility to reach, train and support more women recovering from abuse and addiction,” said Mend on the Move founder, Joanne Ewald. Much of our jewelry is made from reclaimed and recycled auto parts which are currently sold at 20 retail stores throughout Michigan. “This year, the money raised will go to hopefully hire additional staff and for capital expenditures.”
This year’s premier sponsor is IIBEC (International Institute of Building Enclose Consultants). Additional sponsors include: Aristeo, Eaton Corporation, Edward Jones, Ethan and Gretchen Davidson, Hour magazine, Rima Jasser, New You Counseling, NMPDC (New Model Programs Development Center Ford) Rebecca McDonald, Sue Rokosz, The Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos, Toyota, and Women in Manufacturing.
Mend on the Move has served more than 40 women since it launched in 2015. Each year jewelry sales have steadily increased with 2019 sales increasing from the previous year. The non-profit was founded in 2015 by Joanne Ewald, a West Bloomfield resident and abuse survivor. “I was abused from age four to 13,” said Ewald. “I was one of the fortunate ones. My abuse didn’t lead to trafficking, addiction, homelessness or domestic abuse. Through Mend on the Move, I hope to help break the silence of abuse and trafficking, empower survivors, and be their voice until they become strong enough to find their own.”
For more information on Mend on the Move please visit the organization’s web site at http://www.mendonthemove.org or view an overview on Mend on the Move at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v= NVOpJiUyHqw&t=43s.