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LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) Launches Month-long Bare Your Heart Charity Campaign to Raise Money for Laura's House

Posted on October 7, 2016

Laguna Niguel and Costa Mesa waxing salon donates $1 for every eyebrow wax or makeover in October

September 19, 2016, Orange County, California -- LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON), known equally for its speed-waxing services and its emotive brand that happily encourages all to "Bare Your Beauty," announced today it is launching its "Bare Your Heart" charity campaign to support Laura's House.

During the entire month of October, LunchBOX donates $1 for each guest who receives an eyebrow wax or makeover at the Laguna Niguel salon at 23866 Aliso Creek Road or the Costa Mesa salon at 435 E. 17th Street, Suite 2 to Laura’s House. Guests who choose to match the donation at checkout receive 50% off two signature products: BodyBUFF salt scrub and BodyWHIP beauty butter.

"We are excited about the Bare Your Heart program and equally excited to support Laura's House. There are so many generous people behind this great organization, and we want to show our support to all of them and give back to a community that has been with us every step of the way," said LunchBOX franchisee Angela Mabon.

Guests can book a service online at, can call 949-209-8997 or can download the LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) mobile app available for Apple and Android products.

About LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON): LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) offers a variety of body waxing services for men and women who are mindful about the products and people they choose for personal services. LunchBOX places priority on supporting the communities in which it resides through a variety of people-empowering programs, including Bare Your Heart. For more information on LunchBOX, including its culture and the people who bring it to life, visit


Cycle for a Cause - Help End Domestic Violence

Posted on October 4, 2016

Loco Cycle
22431 Antonio Pkway B-190
Rancho Santa Margarita
Saturday, October 15th at 10:30am
Reserve your Bike Today!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Posted on September 30, 2016


Laura's House has many fun activities to mark this month and we encourage you to learn more about each of these by attending one of our events or hosting one of your own.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Activity Ideas

  • Invite Laura’s House to speak at your school.
  • During the school announcements over the PA system, have teachers, counselors, and the principle state a teen dating violence fact.
  • Conduct a Purple Ribbon Campaign.
  • Supply students with Purple Ribbons.
  • Get approval to Purple Ribbon your campus trees.
  • Make large purple ribbons for teachers to put on their doors.
  • Paint your school with DV/TDV facts.
  • Collect donations for the Laura's House Resale Store.
  • Gently used clothing for men, women and children.
  • Create a teen dating abuse PSA to be played at your school.
  • Hold a poetry/rap slam.
  • Organize a TDV walk for your school.
  • Speak with the head coach and encourage him to ask all players during February games to wear purple socks. Encourage a sock company to sponsor the games.
  • Respect Week: each day for a week during the month of October, designate a way to show support by encouraging students to wear – purple shirts, nails, hoodie, sunglasses, scarf, etc...
  • Dance Marathon to raise funds for Laura’s House.


Domest Violence Awareness Month Events

2ND ANNUAL SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 10 - 8pm
Shop at the Outlets at San Clemente's 2nd Annual Shopping Extravaganza in support of Laura's House and save on your favorite brands! Enjoy a private catered lunch, wine and beer tasting, entertainment and more. Purchase your Ticket and designate your funds to go to Laura’s House today!

Ride to End Domestic Violence More info.

Ladera Ranch hosts its Fall Festival and Laura’s House will be treating guests to Laura’s House temporary tattoos

LUNCHBOX (A WAXING SALON) Costa Mesa & Laguna Niguel
During the entire month of October, LunchBOX donates $1 for each guest who receives an eyebrow wax or makeover at the Laguna Niguel salon at 23866 Aliso Creek Road or the Costa Mesa salon at 435 E. 17th Street, Suite 2 to Laura's House. Guests who choose to match the donation at checkout receive 50% off two signature products: BodyBUFF salt scrub and BodyWHIP beauty butter. Learn more here.

London Calling: Laura's House Gala Raises More Than $650,000 for Vital Domestic Violence Services

Posted on September 27, 2016

'British Invasion' gala unites community leaders, honors dedicated supporters

LADERA RANCH, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 - Saturday marked a “brilliant” evening of celebration and solidarity under the proud gaze of the Union Jack as more than 300 guests gathered at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach for the 22nd annual Laura"s House gala. British fashion, style and music, complete with a Mick Jagger impersonator, filled the venue in support of the domestic violence nonprofit as its 'British Invasion' themed gala raised more than $650,000 for domestic violence victims with emergency shelter, community programs, legal advocacy services and more.

“Laura's House is tremendously proud to have served more than 50,000 victims of domestic violence and their families over the past 22 years,” said Margaret Bayston, Laura's House CEO and executive director. “By continuing to share our message, provide a lifeline to families and with the continued support of our incredible community of backers, we will one day live in a world where domestic violence does not exist.”

One of the evening's most powerful moments was Karen Stine's personal story of survival. Marrying the man of her dreams at 18, Stine endured manipulation, violence and abuse for eight years - until a violent episode led her to find strength. With the help of co-workers, Stine left her husband and rebuilt a life free of his control. She now works as a grants and contract administrator for Laura's House, and continually encourages others to live violence-free lives. She recently celebrated 18 years of service with the nonprofit.

During the program, two Laura's House supporters were recognized for their contributions to the nonprofit. This year's Corporate Crystal Heart Award was accepted by Urban Decay Cosmetics Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Wende Zomnir. The prestige cosmetics brand headquartered in Newport Beach is a dedicated Laura's House partner. In 2015, Urban Decay Cosmetics donated $50,000 to the nonprofit as a part of its Ultraviolet Edge initiative to empower women and to encourage them to be unique. Zomnir declared another significant contribution to Laura's House in 2016.

Pam Jacobson, founder The Healing Sanctuary, was honored with the 2016 Crystal Heart Award for her company's unwavering support and service to Laura's House. The Healing Sanctuary focuses on the rejuvenation of the body, mind and spirit and provides a multitude of pro bono services to Laura's House staff, including yoga, stress management and self-care education. These valuable services are then taught by Laura's House staff to domestic violence victims so they can find hope and healing as they rebuild violence-free lives.

“This annual event is so important each year, and helps Laura's House sustain its life-changing programs for families affected by abuse,” said Laura's House Board President Laura Khouri. “Unfortunately, the statistics are staggering, and nearly 12 million women and men annually continue to be victims, but together, we can stand against domestic violence.”

Before the inspiring program, guests celebrated with British cocktails, classic rock 'n' roll tunes and a silent auction display filled with luxury experiences and items. A poignant video highlighting the tireless work of Laura's House volunteers, who contribute 16,000 hours annually, kicked off the evening's activities.

Following another successful gala, Laura's House will continue its important work - as a lifeline to domestic violence victims - throughout October to commemorate domestic violence awareness month. Advocates are encouraged to get involved in a host of initiatives and fundraisers by visiting

Presenting sponsors for the 2016 gala are Laura Khouri and Michael K. Hayde. Double Platinum sponsors include Argyros Family Foundation, The Jacqueline Glass Family, The Joe MacPherson Family, Nancy and Geoffrey L. Stack Family Foundation, Urban Decay and Verizon. Platinum Album sponsors are The David Ball Family, Laura & Mark Feld, Neudesic, Pacific Hospitality Group, Park Newport Apartments, Dick and Donna Pickup, The Thompson Foundation and Haskell & White LLP.

About Laura's House

The mission of Laura's House is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.

Over the past 22 years, Laura's House has provided shelter and support services to nearly 5,000 abused men, women and children and 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling, life skills education, and legal assistance to nearly 52,000 people. Connect with Laura's House on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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Adam Dodge Has Been Selected for the Partnership's Bravery Award

Posted on September 12, 2016

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence


Adam Dodge, Legal Director at Laura’s House in Ladera Ranch, was recently honored with the Bravery Award by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. The Bravery Award celebrates someone who has taken significant risks, used exceptional creativity, and/or embraced nontraditional strategies to end domestic violence.

Adam created and developed the Courthouse Advocacy Project, which strives to ensure that Orange County domestic violence survivors are prepared for and not alone at their restraining order hearings. Prior to the Project's inception, the Laura's House legal department served approximately 430 women; men and children seeking restraining order protection. That project has blossomed over the past 2 years to serve over 1,600 individuals annually and boasts a staff of 4 legal advocates; 5+ legal interns and 5+ legal volunteers. Adam's impact on our agency is highlighted by his commitment to innovating new projects and programs to serve domestic violence survivors in Orange County and is unafraid to implement unconventional or non-traditional means to get this done.




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