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Philanthropy

Conversations Boutique isn’t the only thing we are passionate about – even before we started our business, we knew we wanted use our boutique to support the philanthropic efforts of organizations dedicated to the health and wellness of women, as well as other causes near and dear to our hearts.

This is why Conversations Boutique proudly supports a variety of national and local charities including the Battered Women’s Shelter, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Stewart’s Caring Place and PAWsibilities. We host several events each year in conjunction with these philanthropies where a portion of the proceeds from our sales goes to each of these amazing organizations. Read below to learn more about each organization.

BATTERED WOMEN’S SHELTER OF SUMMIT & MEDINA COUNTIES

There is hope for the families of violence, women, men and children who are in danger of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. The Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties provides emergency services and supportive services to victims seeking to end family violence.

Unlike other agencies that focus on victims of all types of crime, Battered Women’s Shelter is the only agency in Summit and Medina counties that focuses on family violence, intervention and prevention.  Learn more >

And in 2018, Conversations Boutique will be partnering more with the Battered Women’s Shelter to help provide services to victims who need it most. Visit our website again soon to learn more about our initiatives.

PAWsibilities®

PAWsibilities®, the Humane Society of Greater Akron, is the area’s trusted advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned animals of Summit County. PAWsibilities® focuses on animal adoption services, animal cruelty and neglect investigation, and community education and outreach. Animal lovers looking to help can donate, volunteer, attend official PAWsibilities® events or even become a sponsor. Learn more >

STEWART’S CARING PLACE

Stewart’s Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center derives its namesake from Dr. Stewart Surloff, whose cancer journey ended in 2001. His legacy is carried in the form of Stewart’s Caring Center, a nonprofit dedicated to providing a caring, relaxed environment, which offers supportive services and programs for individuals and families on their cancer journey.
Programs and services include lectures and workshops, a resource center, healing arts, community referrals, movement classes, counseling, attorney consults, children and family programs, support groups and wigs. All of their services are free of charge. Learn more >

NAMI (NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS)

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.7 million, or 18.6%—experiences mental illness in a given year (NAMI.org)
We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time caused by events in our lives. Mental health conditions go beyond these emotional reactions and become something longer lasting. They are medical conditions that cause changes in how we think and feel and in our mood. With proper treatment, people can realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively and make meaningful contributions to the world. Learn more >