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This is my first year serving on the Denim & Diamonds 2019 Committee for Julie Weintraub’s Hands Across the Bay with some incredible women. I got involved last year when my mom asked if I’d be interested in making a basket for the silent auction. Domestic violence awareness is critical, not just because it is a local problem, but a global problem. To create a change, we have to speak up and be open about the issues at hand to help save lives and make a difference in our communities. Love should not hurt.  

"A Helping Hand for a Better Tomorrow" 

In 2010, Julie Weintraub, philanthropist and business owner (Gold and Diamond Source) founded Hands Across the Bay, which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It was created to positively influence and inspire the community and has quickly become one of the most esteemed charities in Tampa Bay.

Hands Across the Bay (HATB) takes a distinctive approach with helping the community and supporting other organizations. From survivors of domestic violence to assisting veterans and children with special needs, as well as, helping an assortment of people going through many trials and tribulations, HATB advocate for change and partner with incredible companies and supporters to help get these affected back on the road to independence.

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” ~Mother Theresa