It’s our favorite time of the month… Giveaway Time! (Insert your personal cheer and riotous applause here). And this month we couldn’t be any more excited about what’s up for grabs – a beautiful handcrafted necklace from 31 Bits. If you don’t know about this company, it is my pleasure to share their story.
Several years ago on a trip to Uganda, a woman noticed various women creating paper beads. She was transfixed by their skills, their stories and also the lack of opportunity they had to market their goods. So upon returning to the US, she started to put a plan in to place – she studied, she researched, she implored her friends in collaboration, and finally they developed a wonderful company called 31 Bits.
Their goal is to provide these Ugandan women a monthly commission for their work, in conjunction with numerous programs such as finance and vocational training, health education, community groups and English lessons. So each time you purchase one of their necklaces or bracelets you are also helping to empower these women to combat poverty in their midst. If you want to read some of their stories, go here.
I love this company so much that I couldn’t be more thrilled to give one of their beautiful necklaces to you – the Meadowsweet in the color of your choice.
Here’s how you can enter…
1. Leave a comment below to enter
BUT you can do even better than that by earning extra entries via the following
2. Sharing this giveaway on Facebook:
3. Tweet about it on Twitter
If you do any of the extra credit entries, let us know in the comments, so we count them!
Remember: You can comment and thus enter the contest each day from here until next Tuesday night (11/8). If you tweet and facebook it too, that’s multiple entries on multiple days…I can already envision that necklace around your neck.
The winner will be announced next Wednesday!