read and see below how to enter to win.
My first giveaway is this lovely necklace form 31bits :
I found out about 31bits through my good friend Holly who has a friend who is a part of this non-profit. Holly had showed me their website and jewelry online and I fell in love, I fell more in love when I read about what this group of ladies is doing as well as their future goals for this non-profit. Brooke from 31 bits sent this over for me to giveaway!
"Uganda has been plagued by an internal war between the government and the Lord’s Resistance Army for over twenty years. The war has caused untold numbers of abductions, torture, rape and deaths throughout the northern regions of the country. Over one-million of the Acholi people, who reside in the north, have been displaced, many forcibly entered into refugee camps. The refugee camps provide little refuge due to poor security, lack of healthcare, lack of proper sanitation, and a lack of jobs. The endemic poverty is hardest on the children who often go hungry and have little opportunities to grow out of their current situation. However, in the midst of this suffering, there are women who are finding creative ways to provide for themselves and their families through their art of jewelry. These crafts, though easily made, are very difficult to sell because there are few available markets for such items. Despite the fear of ongoing war and the struggle to provide basic necessities, there is immense hope for change.
31 Bits is centered around using the creative art and entrepreneurship already present in the women. Our goal is to help get them out of poverty, provide consistent schooling for their children, and proper nutrition and healthcare for the entire family. We do this by creating an international market and a voice for the beautiful jewelry the women are already making. All of our products are bought directly from the women, are fair trade, are made from recycled paper, and are sold in boutiques across the United States. We envision that in two years we will expand 31 Bits to partner with local Non Government Organizations to initiate and fund community based projects directed by the needs and desires of the community. " -THE VISION
How to enter:
mandatory: become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already) & leave a comment stating so and let me know what your favorite item is on 31bits.com under "SHOP"
Options for more than 1 entry (leave a comment each time you do any of these- be sure to post the link so I can see it :))
1-3 Become a follower of 31bits on twitter, facebook or facebook group
4. grab my new button and put it on your page
5-7. Tweet, Facebook or Blog about this giveaway!
Giveaway will close: Friday May 21st (in the evening) !!
Thanks for playing along everyone!