The Yeardley Reynolds Love Foundation was created in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, a UVA senior who was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend just weeks short of graduation. The Foundation is more popularly known as One Love, with “One” representing the number that Yeardley wore on her jersey during her high school and college lacrosse career.
After her death, Yeardley’s family and friends were surprised to learn the statistics – that 1 in 3 women in this country will be in a violent relationship during her lifetime – and grew increasingly aware that young people in particular did not seem to realize that they, as a group, were at greatest risk.
Today, One Love’s goal is to end relationship violence by engaging young people in a movement for change. We develop compelling educational content that sparks new and novel discussions among workshop participants, inspiring them to work together to affect change in their communities. At every step, we empower young people as the critical leaders of this movement, uniquely suited to mobilize a generation towards a brighter future where relationship violence is far less prevalent.
$10 from every DERESTIVO bag will be donated to the one love foundation. Be beautiful. End relationship violence. www.joinonelove.org