Robbed of Their Innocence

As terrible as sexual assault is to anyone, another harsh reality is that even children suffer through this as well.  We hear more about cases involving females as the victims but often times males aren’t mentioned as much.  This is partially due to the fact that males are even less likely than females to report […]


#MeToo a Year in Review

It has been one year since the #MeToo movement began and really took off in the social media scene.  This movement has removed men from their high-power positions and has made more people aware of sexual harassment in the workplace and how often it may be happening without it going noticed. The #MeToo movement originally […]


Welcome back students…..and abusers?

Many campuses are returning back for the new school year and with a long list of worries from college why must students add on sexual assault to their list?  In recent years there have been many reports on sexual assault on various college campuses and the number continues to grow. It seems like there has been a surplus of sexual […]


Heather Marlowe has Something to Say. Please Listen.

By Barbara Otto, VP – The Grateful Garment Project – September 11, 2014 In a room of 30 people, you might not notice Heather right off the bat. She isn’t extremely tall. Her hair isn’t pink or blue or purple. Her clothing isn’t overly flashy. She isn’t very young or very old. She’s the woman […]


Your Impact on the World Makes a Difference

You may not realize it, but your impact on the world makes a difference.  For every contribution you make to TGGP, every article of clothing you give, every donation you commit to, you can positively affect the lives of people in need.  The Grateful Garment Project seeks to bring together like-minded people to help.  When Sexual Assault […]


Grateful for New Journey Helping Victims; Fundraiser This Saturday

By Pam Marino – 07/19/2012 A chance conversation with a complete stranger and a college assignment are propelling Lisa Blanchard on an unexpected trajectory as the leader of a fast growing all-volunteer organization that extends comfort and aid to sexual assault victims across the State of California. Thanks to The Grateful Garment Project, started by […]


Grateful Garments Project makes VMC so…well, grateful

Source: Valley Medical Center Foundation. Monday, March 14, 2011 Just last week, Lifelines was thrilled to report on a remarkable woman, Lisa J. Blanchard, and the Grateful Garments Project. What started as a class assignment at Notre Dame de Namur University has blossomed into a resounding success. Lisa has been busy raising money to purchase […]