Local Businesswoman Helps Women. Photographer, Susan Roche, Helps 180 Turning Lives Around with Valentine Gift Portraits
Photographer gives portraits in exchange for donation to 180 Turning Life Around's, rape care package. 180 has helped people Life's Miracles photography knows and cares, about so helping them to help others is important. •Every two and a half minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted. •One in six American women are victims of sexual assault, and one in 33 men.
Susan J Roche, owner of Life’s Miracles, “180 has helped women I know and care about. We never want to think that rape can happen to us or those we love, yet it does. This thought scares most of people. The services that 180 organization provides is important and helping them to help others is, also, very important.”
According to the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline (www.rainn.org/statistics)
• Every two and a half minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
• One in six American women are victims of sexual assault, and one in 33 men.
• In 2004-2005, there were an average annual 200,780 victims of rape.
Life’s Miracles photography will be collecting financial donations along with womens clothing; such as sweat shirts, sweat pants, undergarments, sports bras, t-shirts, blank journals, large disposable wipes, things that a women may need in a rape care package included sandals or easy to wear shoes. This is comfortable clothing for women of all sizes. These donations will be in exchange for a “Quick Take Mini portrait session and a 5x7 gift print.” The prints will be ready for a Valentine gift giving. All quick take sessions must be scheduled and a $10 donation deposit is taken to reserve appointment. The $10 donation may be exchanged for the rape care package items.
In October, Life’s Miracles photography also offered a special Halloween party that included a mini portrait in exchange for a donation to 180. “Our goal to offer a mini quick take and gift portrait each season is helping 180 help women and also to publicize the tremendous service they offer our community,” Roche, an energetic and enthusiastic woman, exclaimed. “Our next event will be the first week of April with our “spring fling” of portraits with flowers and possibly (if we can find a way to safely & humanly do it) baby rabbits or chicks.” Susan Roche, also, is very involved with supporting Michaels Feat (Michaelsfeat.org), an organization dedicated to aiding seriously ill newborns and their families. Life’s Miracles is committed to supporting charities that assist women, children and families.
180 Turing Lives Around, is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault in their community. They provide immediate and long term support in assisting clients with the trauma they have experienced, while supporting them in obtaining services and making decisions that will turn their lives around. More information about 180 is available at www.180nj.org and the sexual assault hotline 1.888.264.Rape(7273).
To help Life’s Miracles with donations, ideas regarding fundraising, to schedule a quick take or any further information, www.lifesmiracles.com or call Susan at 732.780.1033
Susan J Roche, president Life’s Miracles photography
Life’s Miracles photography llc
Susan J Roche
11 Hudson Street
Marlboro, NJ 07746
cell 732 890-3378
Susan J Roche