Bellafina Chocolates Announces Mother's Day Fundraiser

Brand new for Mother's Day, Bellafina Chocolates has introduced a limited edition gourmet chocolate truffles gift box, featuring artwork by Myra Phipps. Myra is an abuse survivor who taught herself to paint with her left hand after a domestic violence incident left her right hand hindered for life. All proceeds benefit Families Free to help women recovering from substance abuse and domestic instability. Gifts can be shipped across the U.S. and can be ordered at

Kingsport, TN, May 04, 2017 --( Bellafina Chocolates is excited to announce a special Mother’s Day gourmet truffles gift set featuring Myra Phipps’ exquisite art. Proceeds benefit Families Free and shipping is available across the U.S. To order, visit

“I fell in love with Myra’s story of hope and healing first,” said Brenda Barnicki, Founder and President of Bellafina Chocolates. “But when I saw her gorgeous, joyful artwork, I was hooked and knew I wanted to feature her paintings on our chocolate boxes.”

Myra Phipps shares her incredible journey of tragedy and triumph through her artwork. After an act of domestic violence left her right hand hindered for life, Myra had no hope that she would lead a normal, happy life. But with the assistance of Families Free, she gained confidence and taught herself to paint with her left hand. Now she envisions a bright future for herself and her children.

“I’m thrilled that Bellafina Chocolates, a company that exists to help women and children, is giving me this opportunity,” said Myra. “It’s a blessing to have Families Free and Bellafina Chocolates joining forces for such a joyous celebration of mothers!”

Families Free is a faith-oriented organization providing treatment and intervention to women affected by substance abuse, incarceration, and domestic instability ( 100% of the profits from sale of these special edition gift sets benefit Families Free.

Share this inspirational story with the mothers that have inspired you! For a special gift, visit Bellafina Chocolates at or stop by the shop in the heart of Kingsport, Tennessee. Check out more of Myra’s artwork at

About Bellafina Chocolates: Bellafina Chocolates is an artisan chocolate company whose sole purpose is to help threatened women and children around the world. 100% of profits benefit charities helping children threatened by disease, poverty, abuse, or neglect. The company is run entirely by volunteers, plus the paid positions added to help women recovering from addiction, incarceration, abuse, or other personal struggles. Bellafina Chocolates truffles and customized corporate gifts are available online, in the Bellafina Chocolates Gift Shop at 123 Cherokee Street in downtown Kingsport, TN and in selected gift shops and natural food stores. More information about this two-time KOSBE-award winning company can be found at

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