Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Days of Giving: Day 12

On the 12th day of giving, my blog brings to you....Noonday Collection

when you satisfy the needs of the oppressed, your night will become like the noonday" Isaiah 58:1

From their website:

At Noonday Collection, we believe every child belongs in a family. While the owner is no longer raising money for their Rwandan adoption (though they think more adoptions will come), the vision remains the same. We advocate for the orphan by:

  • Providing jobs that create a pathway out of poverty for women. A stable income means a family is less likely to abandon their child.
  • Help families fund raise for their own adoptions. We give10% of trunk show sales directly to the adoptive family when they host a trunk show.
  • Aside from donating 10% towards qualified adoptive families, Noonday Collection gives net proceeds towards orphan care and prevention. Watch the video to see one of our main beneficiaries.
  • The dream: Take YOU on a trip to visit artisans and visit orphans in their distress.
Noonday Collection started from one families desire to raise funds for their adoption while helping women in Uganda have a sustainable income.

Meet their artisans that make the items while earning a fair wage, learn about the fair trade practices Noonday adheres too and even check out the Noonday blog!

And now for a few of the fabulous items Noonday has to offer:

beautiful note-cards:

Mango Wood Salad Servers:

Gorgeous paper bracelets:

Cute earrings (If I wore earrings, these would be it!):

Arm warmers - one of my favorite item they offer!

Beautiful Scarves:

And remember, all of these items and the rest found at the Noonday Collection are fair trade and made by women world-wide whom, do to the fair trade process are now out of, or working their way out of, living a life of extreme poverty.

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