The Clothesline Project began in Cape Cod in the fall of 1990 with a clothesline of 31 shirts hung upon poles in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Each shirt tells the story of a woman who had been a victim of violence. The project draws attention to the impact and scope of violence against women.
As a result of the St. Jude House Clothesline Project, volunteers devised a fundraising effort by marketing a "Break the Silence" pin depicting three shirts made of a baked clay material. Donations from the pins support shelter programming.
The pins have created quite a response from the local community and are now being worn from Hawaii to Connecticut!
St. Jude House asks for a donation of $5.00 per pin, plus shipping charges: