A few months ago, when I attended a conference in Las Vegas, I had the great pleasure of meeting a beautiful girl with a lovely personality. At first I thought she was at the conference as a any other blogger. She invited me to a very cool event for a cell phone company. Over the days I realized that this girl ran a charity named The Orphaned Earring that helps children in need in Central and South America.
Knowing that a girl of her age, she is very young, devotes her free time to this worthy cause made me feel hope. Sometimes we see the behavior of some young people, drinking heavily, taking deciones wrong, unmotivated etc … And we thought what the hell is happening in this world? But cases like Denisse certainly fills our hearts with hope and joy.
So when she contacted me a few days ago to ask for my support to spread the word I did not think twice.
The Orphaned Earring is a charity that collects orphaned earrings and unwanted fashion jewelry to make bracelets which are then sold at only $7 each. One-hundred percent of the funds are used to bring monthly arts & crafts as well as other festivities to children in four different orphanages in: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico and Colombia; allowing these precious children to artistically express themselves, let their imagination run wild and just be kids.
For that reason They’ve created the “For the Love of Life” campaign focusing on providing aid to families that are in desperate need of help. #4LoveForLife
“For the Love of Life” will benefit an indigenous community near the Guatemalan orphanage. Since the forcible eviction of 13 indigenous communities in 2011, many families are desperately looking for shelter, food and jobs at the local coffee farms. If they are lucky, the men get hired but only for the short period of three months, after the three months they must leave with their families and a new wave of people get hired.
After some research and interviewing a few locals, they learned that a bit of oatmeal can be the difference between life and death for children and breast-feeding moms.
The Orphaned Earring is committing to bringing oatmeal to each new wave of families that come through the coffee farms. Depending on how much money they can raise every three months we would also like to provide powdered milk and sugar. But for the moment, they will focus on providing oatmeal and do it just FOR THE LOVE OF LIFE!
How Everyone Can Help:
1.-Donate your orphaned earrings or unwanted jewelry, send to:
The Orphaned Earring P.O. Box 1565.Hawthorne, CA 90251
2.-Buy Orphaned Earring bracelets that can be ordered through the blog
3.-Donate any monetary help through Paypal
Our friends from The Orphaned Earring’s have organized an awesome “For the Love of Life” giveaway to raise awareness. Two lucky Mommyhood’sDiary readers will have the opportunity to win a prize that includes:
̶ One The Orphaned Earring decorated mason jar that may be used to collect orphaned jewelry
̶ One bag of Ghirardelli chocolate
̶ Two unique handmade bracelets
̶ Two pillow box to gift or store bracelets
For a chance to win this beautiful set leave a comment here with one reason you want to win it. For a second entry you can Like The Orphaned Earring Facebook page and for a thrid entry you can follow them on Twitter @OrphanedEarring and Retweet this giveaway.
Giveaway ends JAN 18 at 11:59 PM EST.Giveaway is open to residents of the United States 18 years and older only.Void Where Prohibited.Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winner have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary.