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To the women who make Salvage jewelry, it is more than a pair of earrings or a necklace; it's food for their families, hope for the future and a stepping stone to independence. The women and children who create these unique pieces are working toward breaking free from their hardships and improving their lives. Through the craft they are able to express themselves in a creative and productive way and the work they do becomes therapeutic. The artists of Salvage come from the local battered women's shelter, HIV drop in centre and the local beach community. They are paid for each piece of jewelry they make and every cent that is earned by selling their products goes back into the program. The money is used to fund projects such as our Drop in Centre for HIV Positive People, and "Heavena," a shelter for battered women.

 

 

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