i'm not sure if you've heard, but there's this incredible new company who pleads the cause of the orphan by selling quality handmade products. their name comes from isaiah 58:10: if you satisfy the needs of the oppressed, your night will become like the noonday.
birthed out of a trip to uganda in january of 2010, noonday isn't even a year old - but they're quickly gaining ground in popularity. the story behind the company is incredible: it was through the uganda trip, the owner & her husband felt called to international adoption and were given the opportunity to sell african jewelry and product. one thing led to another, and now, a year later, they are helping others in the process of raising funds.
i. love. them.
next week, russ & i are having a trunk show with noonday - our very first fundraiser. and while i know about 1% of you guys actually live nearby, we wanted to invite you to take part in the festivities. here's how you can help us this week:
1. buy something online. from now until february 12, 2010, 10% of online purchases will go to baby ramirez. all you need to do is make sure to put my name - elora ramirez - in the "instructions to merchant" section of the online shopping cart. i'm super, super excited about some of the new stuff jessica has added - including a new ethiopian line! i have my eye on the peacock earrings and the riverbed bracelets. there's also scarves, necklaces, home products, hats...i honestly haven't found something on the site that i didn't like - and the prices range from about 15-150 dollars, so there really is something for everyone. let me know if you plan on getting something.
2. blog about it. there's something amazing about the network of bloggers i've met over the past year. i've seen so many moments where people weren't necessarily able to help physically but immediately picked up the laptop and posted about it so others would know. if you do blog about it - make sure and let me know. i already plan on creating some type of keepsake where our future child[ren] will know how many people helped get them home. if you don't have a blog, you can e-mail friends & family or post it on your facebook or twitter.
finally, come back on thursday. i'm having my first-ever giveaway and it's this beautiful necklace from noonday i'm sure you're going to love. tell all your friends about it as well. :)