Welcome to My Site, My Passion and Life’s Purpose!
Domestic Violence Support in Southeastern Wisconsin
Welcome to my site, my passion and life’s purpose. Having survived inter-generational abuse, its secrecy, shame, pain, and ugly aftermath, I decided to make something beautiful and empowering from it.
Jewelry making and crafts for me were a mere therapeutic hobby until one day by the grace of God inspiration, hope, and resolve came as I threaded one bead at a time. Plans to establish a welcoming philanthropic shop housing: unique boutique items, imported gifts, skincare, books, one of a kind handmade jewelry creations, and a Mediterranean coffee house offering baklava and other tasty treats became a reality. I named it Neki’s Hope.
Neki is the Greek word for victory. The mission of my shop is to stop the silence on domestic violence and help change victim’s lives both locally and globally. Five percent of all annual profits are given locally to The Association for the Prevention of Family Violence. Additionally, another five percent of all annual profits are given to Futures without Violence to aid their global efforts for this worthy cause.
Neki’s Hope strives to spread hope for victory (hence the name) in overcoming the horrendous obstacles victims of domestic violence face. It strives to empower victims to find inner strength, beauty, and peace as well as love and respect for themselves. Resources are available for help. Available for purchase are books on getting out of abusive relationships, overcoming trauma and navigating the court system when the abuser has a personality disorder. Though there is no price tag for it compassion, empathy, and hugs are free:)
Abuse can take on one or several forms not limited to: damage to one’s reputation, repeated unwarranted restraining orders or litigation, manipulation of the justice system by the abuser aimed at entrapping the victim, sleep deprivation, neglect, alienation, physical, sexual, and or verbal assault, emotional, financial and or psychological damage. Please help Neki’s Hope stop the silence on domestic violence and help change victims lives locally and globally by becoming a loyal customer.
IMPORTS AND DOMESTIC GOODS
An eclectic selection includes but is not limited to: Greek mastic desert, cinnamon, ouzo, and jam filled hard candies and Kalamata olives; Asian, Greek, and English teas; English, Greek, and Scottish biscuits and cookies; Loukoumi / Turkish Delights; Egyptian and Wisconsin jams; Domestic and imported chocolates, fudge, truffles, and other confections; Natural all purpose meat rub; Stationery; Natural skin and hair care from U.S., England, Jordan, Greece, and Columbia. All natural U.S. bees wax candles; Soy candles, Greek incense, housewares, knickknacks and so much more.
International flair Coffee House offering Turkish, Greek, and Columbian blends in both regular and decaf. Delicious Frape’ a Greek version of frappe, is made from scratch the old fashioned way making it nice and frothy. No instant mixes, no preservatives, no chemicals are used in this coffee house. Made to desired strength, sweetness and richness.
For Non-Coffee Drinkers a selection of hot tea, Coke, Sprite, Water, and Sparkling Water is available.
Coffee shop edibles include: Greek and Lebanese Baklava, Joyva halvah and sesame crunch bars, Greek koulouria, Nonni’s biscotti, and Neki’s cookie of the week. Advance notice needed for large or holiday orders of baklava and koulouria.
Garments include but are not limited to: ladies clothing, hats, scarves, purses, slippers, lingerie, leggings, tights, booties, socks, tees, tanks and camisoles.
Natural Toiletries include but are not limited to: Olivella and Olivia hair products, Soaps by: Olivia, Papoutsanis, Kiss My Face, Dead Sea Salt, as well as Venezia sugar soaps and AlpenMade Goat’s Milk soap, Mythology hand and body washes, Shi Kai shower gels, and Liggets shampoo bars.
Miscellaneous items include: washcloths, scrub brushes, sponges, candles, bath salts, potpouri, sachets, cosmetic bags and the like.
Jewelry includes: Handmade one of a kind Neki’s Hope creations mostly costume with some jewelry made of semi precious materials. Also available are vintage pins, Monet, Napier, and some limited gold and silver selections as well as Swarovski crystal for the holidays.
Note: Neki’s Hope offers jewelry repairs and custom order designs with advance notice. We graciously accept donations of ribbons and broken or unwanted jewelry that can be redesigned into something new. Gift certificates are available.