Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hope In A Bracelet


Adoption is only one step in the journey God has for our family. He has also placed a heart of compassion and love for the people of Haiti-for the mums and dads who struggle to live and to feed their kiddos every minute of the day. Our family has prayed about how to help the folks in Haiti--how to give a hand up not a hand out----how to help without hurting- and how to fund the remaining portions of the adoption. The answer came about a week ago when Spring, who is adopting Wisler's brother posted pictures of bracelets from the Apparent Project... (please take a moment and visit their website!)

The Apparent Project artisans guild uses discarded materials such as cereal and cracker boxes, oil drums, and trash paper to create beautiful “upcycled” pieces of jewelryjournals, and stylish home decor. While redeeming the Haitian landscape, these artisans are also bringing new hope to their families, employing themselves for a brighter future and earning the means to pay for their children's foodshelter, andeducation. That means less orphans, less crime, less garbage, less stress, and a whole lot more beauty.
The Apparent Project artisans' guild 
addresses Haiti's orphan crisis at the root. 
                                                                             -The Apparent Project


 The organization works with Haitian artisans to help them sell their work --thus making money to put food on their table--to feed their kids--to keep their families together. I love that these artisans use re-purposed and recycled materials to create their art. It is truly a win win situation. So how does it work to fund our adoption? Well I recently received a box of 150 bracelets. I have one month to sell these bracelets. The bracelets sell for $8, half the money to the artisan in Haiti (each bracelet is labeled with a picture and description of the artist)  and half goes to our adoption bank account. As we head into the final stretch (yes it is the final stretch --other dossiers are moving so I have new hope that this year we will see our dossier move too) we are facing about $6000 in final adoption costs. Hence this awesome fundraiser!

There are several ways to buy a bracelet. You can just set up to meet with me individually, you can host a jewelry party ( I have a video to play and some flyers to give out at such an event), or you can meet up with me I will give you and order form and some bracelets to sell on your own. Whatever you choose to do is incredibly helpful!


How do they fit? Check it out...(there are different sizes and I have a small sandwich bag of little girl sizes--not many about 10)


What do the mini bios say? (in a nut shell?)