Who I Am
Hello, my name is xenia lynn teresa williams, and I am launching my new social enterprise: the HoneyCombe Chamber.
The HoneyCombe Chamber specializes in making Baby Blankets and Art Print--inspired storybooks for children as a way to raise funds to offer programs that directly help women and men who have been traumatized by childhood abuse. We are going to teach bookkeeping and executive function skills to these women and men. We are going to start with the women's program first. Both programs are taught on the peer self-help support group model and will be led by experienced and licensed practitioners and professionals.
As a start-up we have some needs that will help us be more productive and to provide products such as the storybook HoneyBees. The breakdown is as follows:
$3,000.00 to self-publish the children's book Honey Bees, via OutSkirts Press, and to purchase 100 copies initially,
$3000.00 for the Omnia 7 in 1 BookBinding Press so I can make limited edition storybooks by hand
$1250.00 for initial marketing/advertising (we also are a storefront so this will include traditional print marketing too),
$1000.00 Fabric and Storage Furniture
$ 750.00 for Portable Washer and Dryer (I currently walk to the laundry mat) see below for images
$ 950.00 Industrial Sail Rite SZ Sewing Machine (my little Singer Tradition, is not going to last, and I want it to be able to keep up with the embroidery machine that I recently purchased).
$4,500.00 ( my friend's husband is selling his used car for 3,500, and I would like to purchase it to go to farmer's markets and other networking venues).
I sew the blankets myself and create the art prints myself. Both activities I enjoy immensely and consider as part of my own healing process.
Why Am I Doing This
We see the lives of people in the news, one that most recently caught my eye is that of the mother, Taylor of the child Amari, who was killed by Taylor's boyfriend, Terrell. Not long after the arrest of Terrell, Taylor was arrested for prostitution.
If you have a Christian heart, you can see how each one of these souls has exhibited behaviors that are manifestations of brokenness that our society grapples with to address. Myself being a survivor of dysfunctional families (foster homes, and also within my original family), I understand how easily a person can become lost within their soul and their culture, and my desire is only to be able to address these maladaptive responses to economic, social and spiritual stress, in terms of essential activities of daily living, in a way that promotes deep healing of individuals and via their healing, a healing of the communities they resided in.
- Marcia Olmstead is a bookkeeper with 30 years' experience.
- We are still looking for an experienced licensed mental health provider who is well versed in executive function disorder issues.
We plan on conducting intakes for services in August and providing services in September 2022.
How You Can Help
There are three ways you can help:
Donate Directly here via this Go Fund Me Page.
Buy a Blanket, and/or a Burpee for an expecting loved one or friend, (or yourself) by going to
The first 10 people who buy a blanket will get 33% off the purchase of the HoneyBee Storybook when it comes out in March 2022. Just write HoneyBeesMarch33 in the coupon code area.
- please note that the storybook Honeybees is expected out by March, 2022
We are new, so anything to help us grow our presence on social media is a big help!
My colleagues and I are venturing out of our comfort zones, and I am also a survivor which is a lifelong process, but I have always had a desire to be able to help others who have experienced life the way I have, and who still have a desire to find a better way of living, to develop the courage to love and to most importantly to receive healthy love from healthy environments and families, and to create those healthy families and environments through their own lives.
Thanks for all that you are able to do to help us to achieve this goal!!!
Following are some images of the equipment the HoneyCombe Workshop Needs to Fulfill its Mission:
my friend's kia 2009 which is a manual
By the way, I am working with two entities in the Utica, NY Area:
- the Small Business Development Center
- Access VR
Again, thanks so much for any way you can help. It is greatly appreciated!!!! God Bless!!! Up
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Raised $70 from 3 donations
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