I was going to wait to do any sort of giveaway until I reached 50 followers, but I found a worthy giveaway item and patience has never been a virtue of mine.
Woven Wisdom. Wipe Every Tear.
I don't even know where to start, so I will let shop owner Kaylee tell you about this cause.
"First off I'd like to say how entirely honored I am to be on this blog. I was completely shocked when I got asked and can't express my gratitude towards this post. My friend Ebie asked me on Valentines Day if I'd like to join her on a trip to the Philippines to help get girls out of sex trafficking and I instantly felt at peace with going. I waited that day with a response and towards the end of the day pieces fell together and I told her that yes I'd love to! I was nervous but felt so at peace. So I started talking with The Lord asking him how am I going to get this money? I have two months to do so and that is not a lot of time to raise three grand! Last year I went to Cambodia and I had the hardest time raising money. The Lord taught me so much out of it but it was still a hard and stretching time. I prayed for an idea and The Lord gave me the idea of making bracelets. I started to make the beads out of clay and making the clay hands then painting them after baked. I thought maybe I'd sell 5 and make fifty dollars. But nooo people kept buying so I started an Etsy shop to sell to people in different states. People kept buying. Then I started making headbands. I wore one to church and girls went crazy for them. I went crazy over them. I just love the concept of wearing a headband and also being able to make it into a necklace. I've also seen girls wrap them around there buns and braiding them into there hair. I had no idea this concept would actually sell, so when I got orders I was slammed, staying up all night, not hanging out with friends as much and just devoting my time to it. Every time I got discouraged I kept going back to the thought of "No! Keep going. Girls are trapped this very moment in the city you are going to. You need to get on that flight to help get theses girls out of slavery. They are literally being sold to a man this very moment." That thought process kept me going. I'm in love with everything about Wipe Every Tear and I haven't even set foot in the Philippines. This organization makes relationships with the girls and gives them hope for a future. They help these girls get into safe houses give them food, shelter and hope to see a brighter day. Lately, Wipe Every Tear has been providing girls with the opportunity to go to college and get a job outside of selling there bodies to men. It is a Christian organization but they don't shove Jesus on them, they love these girls like Jesus would, they take in orphans and widows how Jesus tells us to do and this organization just radiates who Christ is. If you feel led to help this organization either by buying a headband, sponsoring a girl every month or even in prayer you can go to my etsy shop, visit Wipe Every Tear's website, or contact Ebie or I on Instagram."
I have the head band in turquoise and I will be giving away the hot pink one! It's a wire headband, totally adjustable AND it doesn't fall off. It can also be worn as a necklace. SOLD. The beads are handmade out of clay! There's soooo many cute colors and bracelets to match :)
So simple. Giveaway + Good Cause = Happy Heart!
No crazy Rafflecopter for this or anything - I just ask that you follow me on Instagram and comment below. I will put all of the entries in a hat and my boyfriend will draw a winner :) or maybe I'll just use random.org. The hat thing just sounds fun.
FOLLOW & COMMENT : since this post is on the heavier side, tell me a joke in the comments! Winner will be chosen at random, not by the quality of the joke! I will announce the winner on INSTAGRAM first, so keep an eye out! You can leave your email address with your comment, if you would like to make my life easier :)
The winner will be announced on Friday 3/28 :)
If you are interested in learning more about what these amazing girls are doing, check out the links below.
Etsy Blog Wipe Every Tear
This was not a sponsored post. I simply believe in the cause and want to help these girls get to the Philippines!