Scrapbookers crop to stop domestic violence

Posted at 8:48 PM, Jan 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-11 22:48:21-05

SALT LAKE CITY – Scrapbooking enthusiasts got to enjoy their hobby and support a good cause Saturday at an annual event that works to prevent domestic violence.

The third annual Crop Til it Stops event was held at Sons of Utah Pioneers Saturday and it was put on by Soroptimist International of Salt Lake, which is a group that helps women and girls.

The event featured workshops on scrapbooking, crafting and card making as well as raffles, contests and food. The funds raised at the event will go toward the Utah Domestic Violence LINKLine, which is a hotline that provides 24-7 assistance to domestic violence victims.

Cheri Richardson was one of those at the event, and she said it’s an important issue.

“Domestic violence is everywhere, and as much as we’d like to turn our backs and say, ‘no it’s not here in Utah,’ it is here in Utah,” she said. “I understand that last year there were 29 deaths in Utah for domestic violence. Nationally the statistic is like 1,200 per year.”