When I received an email request for bloggers to help spread the word about a wonderful nonprofit called 100 Good Deeds, I knew I wanted to sign up.
100 Good Deeds bracelets are simple, beautiful fashion statements that encourages good deeds while empowering women around the world. I love that each bracelet features the name of the woman who carefully handcrafted it, as well as her home country. They come in a variety of colors (my favorites are peacock blue, lagoon blue and spicy) and are perfect for layering. Accessorizing for a good cause? I’m in!
The bracelets are made by vulnerable women, many HIV+, who’ve been trained for this work in Uganda, Zambia, South Africa, Rwanda & Haiti, Bali, India and New York. Wrap the bracelet around your arm three times, secure it with the band and each time you do a good deed, move the ring one bead closer to the button.
When I traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, in 2013 with my friend Rene Cook, founder of Every Girl Counts, I met many women and girls facing overwhelming odds as they tried to lead normal lives while living in one of the world’s largest slums. These women were pioneering, determined and inspirational. They raised their families, they ran businesses such as hair salons and seamstress shops, and they tried to stay in school. I realized then that no matter what obstacles you face in life, both doing good deeds and being a recipient of good deeds, no matter how large or small, can make a world of difference.
Mary Fisher is the artist, author and advocate behind 100 Good Deeds. She spent a decade partnering with vulnerable women in Africa, designing jewelry made by the women to earn a dignified livelihood. She had just released her memoir, Messenger, a story of discovering joy in service, when she met Thomas Morgan, filmmaker and father, who created the 100 Good Deeds game with his family. The rules of the game: A “good deed” means we’ve gone out of our way to help someone and only counts if the deed remains anonymous. Thomas shared the game with Mary who responded by creating the 100 Good Deeds bracelet. The bracelet is both a call to do good deeds and a strategy to empower women. Thomas’ game and Mary’s bracelet have together launched a worldwide 100 Good Deeds movement.
One lucky BlondeMomBlog reader will have a chance to win their own handcrafted unique 100 Good Deeds bracelet, valued at $30, in chestnut brown. Good Deeds bracelets can be purchased on their website, as well as at Macy’s.
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Giveaway ends Wednesday, July 6, at midnight.
FTC Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.