Our Give Back to Steven Tyler's Janie's House
Ingrid and I are passionate about celebrating single life and removing the stigma that often surrounds being single. We want to promote self-love first because if you have that…everything else falls into place.
Janie’s House at Youth Villages represent so much of what The Single Girl holds dear. We feel every woman has a single girl inside us. We forget about her when becoming a wife or a mother or when life just gets in the way. We want every woman that purchases a ring to help a single girl in need and that in turn nurtures the single girl in us.
The statistics of neglect and abuse are astounding. In our country, more than 500,000 children suffer from serious neglect each year, more than 100,000 children are beaten or physically abused, and 68,000 children are raped or sexually abused. One in 5 girls is sexually abused before they are 18 years old.
Janie’s Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Steven Tyler in partnership with Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect.
Steven first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun. "His establishment of the fund ensures that these vulnerable girls will have an enduring voice for years to come. Janie’s Fund has two important goals: to bring much-needed awareness to the issue of abuse and neglect of children and to generate financial support to ensure that girls receive the most effective services available to help them overcome the trauma and pain of abuse.
Contributions to Janie’s Fund support proven programs at Youth Villages that have demonstrated effectiveness in addressing the trauma of sexual abuse in children and expansion of these services to help even more girls. [Learn more at www.JaniesFund.org.]
For every purchase of our ring, we will donate $111.00 to Janie’s Fund in the name of the woman that purchased it.
We chose this amount because 111 is a significant number for both Ingrid, myself and our company. Considered an “angelic number” 111 says “You have the strength to leave the past behind” and “you’re ready to start something brand-new.”
Ingrid and I went to Memphis this past September and met with Richard Shaw who is the Chief Development Officer and on the Executive Council for Janie’s Fund. He was kind enough to share his time with us and give us a tour of the Memphis Campus as well as educate us on the many ways they help these young girls.
The enormity of it all was overwhelming. Heartbreaking and yet hopeful as this foundation is built solely to help those that are living under conditions many cannot begin to imagine. We gave him our first check from The Single Girl that day. We know it’s one of many to come!