Creative Quarantining with Donna Schlessinger

Donna Schlessinger, of Mutt Media, has been using her time in isolation to find creative ways of giving back to those who are struggling during this pandemic. Read how she is giving HOPE to the people who need it most…

I’ve been feeling spurts of creativity during my quarantine. Sometimes I can see an idea so clearly that it takes no time at all to make it happen. Case in point: an image that came to me; every single time I saw the rendering of the Covid-19 virus (which is all day, every day).

Watching daily briefings and knowing quite a few people who have been infected have made many of us feel helpless. I am so grateful for those people who are helping the rest of us by working in hospitals, delivering food and making masks; they are truly heroes. If even one of you is reading this – THANK YOU!

I’ve created a small line of t-shirts and hats; New Yorkers have been hit hard but still our spirits endure.“New York Tough”has long been a slogan but in these tough times, our strength has really been tested. Soon enough, our resilience will be too as we begin to integrate new societal limits into our lives. I believe we will come back from this stronger and certainly wiser.

I began to research organizations that might benefit from any sales of my tees, hats etc. should there be a demand.

Then the lightbulb went off….I’ve been a proud supporter of an organization called HOPE 💜Against Domestic Violence for a few years. Click on the link to find out more about what HOPE does and join their Facebook Group. HOPE provides domestic violence victims + survivors with services they need in the short term – helping them create a new life after abuse — so they can not only survive, but thrive.

We know that due to this mandated quarantine, incidents of domestic abuse have risen sharply; with nowhere else to go, victims are essentially prisoners in their own homes.

Contact me if you’d like to purchase, wear something cool (not only for New Yorkers – anyone can be NY Tough!) and support a very important and worthwhile cause. 100% of the proceeds will go to H💜PE.

You can find more info on my website.

You can also shoot me an email by clicking here.

Follow my more frequent hijinks on Instagram.Thanks for stopping by!


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