I’ve the opportunity to review an amazing organization called Noonday Collection. My friend Holly works for Noonday and sent me a necklace to review (and keep!) First of all, Noonday is a company that sells fair trade jewelry made by artisans around the world. They are committed to providing stable jobs and income for poverty stricken families around the world as well as caring for orphans.
Here are some of their goals (found on their website)
- Providing jobs that create a pathway out of poverty for
families. A stable income means a family is less likely to abandon their
Help families raise money for their own adoptions. We give
10% of trunk show sales directly to the adoptive family when they host a
Aside from donating 10% towards qualified adoptive families,
Noonday Collection also gives towards orphan care and prevention. Watch
the video to see one of our beneficiaries.
The dream: Take YOU on a trip to visit artisans and visit orphans in their distress.
It’s the ancient ways necklace made in Ethiopia.
With every piece of jewelry, you get information about where is was made, who made it and what materials were used. This is the information on my necklace:
This piece is handmade in Ethiopia using recycled nickel, copper, and
bronze melted down from previous war weapons. Most of the artisans who
created the pieces are HIV positive and receive healthcare and literacy
training in addition to job training.
Isn’t that awesome?
Some of my other favorite pieces are:
And really, there is so much more! I love finding quality organizations like this that are passionate about ending poverty in responsible ways: by providing fair jobs and opportunities. And I love their commitment to caring for the most helpless of us, the orphans.
You can buy from the Noonday website, or even do a home show or party for your friends. What a perfect way to buy Christmas gifts while doing a little good! You can also email Holly if you are interested in finding out more: firstname.lastname@example.org