Hands and house

Hands and house

Saturday, January 28, 2012

An incredibly beautiful way to help...and a giveaway!

   A few years ago I got to 'know' through blogs a woman who is such an inspiration to me. Kelly is an adoptive Mama who has stepped forward to transform the adoption community in so many ways. She helped create We Are Grafted In and The Sparrow Fund as well as The Nest. The Nest supports adoptions while at the same time helping Kenyan mothers make a living and feed their children (and other's children)....it is a stunningly beautiful program!
     The Nest has been so successful that it is helping these women to be able to feed their children, clothe them and send them to school, all by selling goods that these women have made. Goods that are so beautiful.

 
  Like this beautiful passionfruit necklace and earring set


and these sweet elephants
  I have some of these bracelets and they are BEAUTIFUL....
I love wearing them and get compliments all the time,
which also starts up some great conversations about who made them...

Did I mention that these are all made by the Kenyan women???

So...this is where we can help this program and these women....

January has been really slow...

and that means not being able to send very much to these mothers that are doing everything they can to feed and take care of not only their own children but those all around them.

Why not take some time and go ahead and stock up for birthday presents, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day....children's birthdays. You get your shopping done and help some very strong and brave women at the same time!
No mad dash to Target for some plastic thing or other at the last minute...and you are stocked up with very thoughtful gifts!

This is also where the giveaway comes in.....

On Valentine's Day I will be giving away one item from the Nest of your choosing!

Here is how it works:

* Go to The Nest and look around! Come back and let me know your favorites (1 entry)

* Take a minute and post about this giveaway on Facebook, come back and let me know (1 entry)

* Put it on Twitter, come back and let me know (1 entry)

* 'Pin' it on Pinterest, and let me know (1 entry)

* Write about it on your blog, and let me know (1 entry)

Thanks for helping be a part of helping mother's in Kenya!!!!!

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19 comments:

Jenny said...

I love the Nest items! We are frantically searching for fund-raising ideas since we are about to accept a referral for our child #10 from Ethiopia six months earlier than we anticipated. Do you know how I can contact her about fundraisers? She has a comment on her site about them, but I can't see any contact information.
Thank you,
Jenny
www.ourplansmultiplied.blogspot.com
jenandkids@va.metrocast.net

Melanie Ski said...

What a beautiful idea! I love them all but the paper beads on the necklace are just wonderful. Excited to find your blog. I am a Christian Mama of 6 and love to review family friendly things on my blog www.melanieski.blogspot.com
Melanie

Our Family said...

Love all of the bracelets!!! keep sowing wrap.... all are beautiful!

Our Family said...

'pinned' it !
sndrs2@charter.net

Our Family said...

posted on FB
sndsr2@charter.net

Our Family said...

Put on our blog:
dreamsofachinesesister.blogspot.com

Joe and Alice Waarvik said...

I second everything you said! I adore this lady and all she's done. With that said here are my favorites
for myself http://www.etsy.com/listing/91520228/fire-smoke-kenyan-wrap-bracelet-shop-for?favorite_user_id=15484705&show_panel=true I really like the red, black, and yellowish colors (Uganda colors)
and this
http://www.etsy.com/listing/87116523/on-kenyan-safari-giraffe-support-a-good for kidos

Joe and Alice Waarvik said...

I 'pinned' my favorite item
http://pinterest.com/pin/266627240408963025/

Joe and Alice Waarvik said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on my facebook page! This is so much fun! Thanks!

Amy said...

I like the bracelets best, just not sure which one.

Amy said...

Posted on FB under Missional Mama

Amy said...

Posted on Twitter @MissionalMama

Amy said...

pinned it too!

Amy @ Missional Mama

Miller Moments said...

They are lovely! I'm not entering your contest...I'll let someone else have the honor of winning, but I think I'll pop over and purchase something for myself. They would be beautiful gifts!

mrs_danvers said...

Kenyan Safari Lion is adorable

Valerie and Jeff said...

Kelly is amazing isn't she?! And you are amazing too. What a blessing to see you helping these moms and orphans provide.
I love everything on The Nest etsy site ... in fact I have one of their bracelets and LOVE to wear it and get so many comments from folks about how they like it. If I had to pick one thing (today) it would be, Ayodele Kenyan Wrap Bracelet - Ayodele meaning "joy come home." THAT is just perfect in so many ways.
Valerie

Valerie and Jeff said...

Posted about The Nest and your Sweet Giveway on my blog:
http://almyfamilyjournal.blogspot.com/2012/02/nest-for-valentines-day.html

Valerie and Jeff said...

I posted to FB!

Valerie and Jeff said...

Pinned several items to my Pinterest Board--and they've been repinned in a matter of minutes! YAY! Hope many sales are generated!

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