A couple of friends of mine just launched an amazing venture that they are calling Just One. The thought behind the name is
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." ~Mother Teresa.
Remember how I said that I do not buy anything new unless it is local or hand-made? Well, this is hand-made with a HUGE bonus! You get to help women in Uganda where an alarming number of woman are dying from HIV, AIDS and childbirth every day.
So, you ask- What exactly is it that Just One will DO??:
-Offer hope. Through the purchase of Just One items, you are supporting someone who is struggling to survive. By offering a hand up - not a hand out - you are contributing to their needs while allowing them to maintain their dignity
-Raise awareness. We love to tell stories - and will share the stories of the artisans who have crafted your purchase and the stories of need and how your purchase is making an impact.
-Create advocates. Because your item is handcrafted - there is just one exactly like it. You will get compliments and questions about it - and by sharing the stories you've learned through Just One, you are also being an advocate for these people.
|(from the Just One website)|
I've already picked out my first purchase. It is FABULOUS! I am in LOVE. :)
The Chunky Wooden Wrap- $17
My friends- stock up for yourselves, your moms, sisters, besties...Christmas is just around the corner!! Their necklaces are To-Die-For gorgeous! And nothing beats putting on a piece of jewelry that you KNOW helped to make a life better.
Love to all!!