Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Noonday Collection {$50 giveaway}

I have a special treat today! I am so honored to be hosting a giveaway from Jen who has introduced me to Noonday Collection. What a wonderful company! Not only do they offer beautiful jewelery, bags, scarves and SO much more... but they offer a way for women to create a better life for them and their families! I'll let Jen explain a little more, but this is one giveaway you don't want to miss out on!

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Hey there! I'm Jen. I love my dogs, my niece and nephew, blogging, running, cannolis, and Ethiopia. A few summers ago, I went through one of the most difficult periods of my life, (you can find the full story here, I'll give you the short version to save you time ;) but it also turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It was during that time that I found my purpose and what really lights my heart on fire, which is helping people in need. I came across a couple women (through a blog) who I now consider dear friends, who at the time were fundraising to open a school for kindergarten-age children in a slum in Ethiopia. I instantly felt pulled to email them and see how I could get involved. I ended up helping with the fundraising, and soon after found myself on a plane headed to the other side of the world for the opening of the school in Kechene, Ethiopia.

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It was there that I found a group of people who, although they had so little, had more joy than I had ever seen. I met a group of amazing kids, one whom I still talk to almost every day and now consider family. Ever since I returned I thought about how I wish I could help all of the women there; they had so much talent and were struggling so much to keep their families together and be able to provide for their children. Then I realized that Noonday Collection was a way for me to help artisans in Ethiopia and other impoverished parts of the world maintain an income and be able to have access to food, medical care, education, and a way to provide for their babies. For a long time I was struggling with whether to take the plunge and become a Noonday ambassador or not, until one day when I received a message from the child in Africa I have stayed in touch with.
He told me how I had given him so much hope for his life. This struck me really hard and reminded me that that was exactly what I wanted to do with my life; provide hope to those who need it most. Within a few minutes I completed the process to become an Ambassador, and now I am hoping to use this opportunity to provide hope to these amazing artisans. I would appreciate it so much if you would join me in this journey and help me change the lives of these artisans for the better. Noonday lets you use your purchasing power to create positive change in the lives of those who need it most.

Enter below for your chance to win $50 credit to Noonday Collection! If you find something you HAVE to have now, or the perfect Christmas gift, you can still order and receive it in time for Christmas :) Good luck!

2 comments:

Liliana Ferrer said...

Amazing story it is always awesome to help others in need and i admire your Jen's great hard work. Great giveaway also!

Jessie said...

What an amazing woman!

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