Are you holding your six dollars? Keep holding on. I'll explain :) Please read this...
For close to a year, I've been looking for a charity for Freckled Nest to support with a portion of each sale... and last week, I finally found the one I am passionately excited about! It's called Little Travellers :) Gogo's (Zulu word for Granny's...women infected or affected by HIV/AIDS) at the Hillcrest Aids Centre in South Africa sew these Little Travellers, tiny beaded people pins (lovin' the craft aspect) as part of an income-generation project (lovin' that they're able to feed and care for their families because of this)....Each pin is unique, tiny and adorable!
Little Travellers are only $5 dollars each ($2 of the money from each pin goes to the Gogo's and $3 goes to Hillcrest Aids Centre for medical help, supplies, costs, etc) That's 50/50...all the $ is used for great things!
In only 2 years, this little idea with a big heart has spread across Canada and has already raised over $100,000! We get a beautiful, handmade pin & get to support people who need our help, women are earning money for their sick families, and people with HIV/AIDS are being cared for thru Hillcrest. It's win, win, win (joke from the Office).
Tuesday Night, I attended a thing...2 of the Nurses from Hillcrest Aids Centre were in Winnipeg sharing their stories and the need in South Africa. My heart was bursting! a) so many people are so megasick and have no way to even feed & provide for themselves and get essential medical care... and b)i was EXCITED! I know I can do this! I can help! I bought 15 pins, kept one, and would like for you to take the $6 in your hand and buy one too! Note: $1 is for shipping your pin to you...we ship everywhere and we have a combined shipping discount. Size of a Little Traveller. Please look below at the sweetpeas I picked out and adopt a Little Travellers! In the comments, check to make sure the one you want is not SOLD yet, then write your name&email and the name of the Little Traveler(s) you'll adopt. Then, mail your $6 to Freckled Nest, and we will ship your Little Traveler off as soon as your $6 arrives! Promise! If you'd like to send Paypal instead, write your comment, then please email me. If sending a check, please make it out to "Leigh-Ann Keffer", (with memo: Little Travelers). Checks need to clear before your Little Traveller is mailed. Freckled Nests' Little Traveler Goals: 1) I want to help make this a Global Cause! I'm starting here :) 146 People from all over the world came to Freckled Nest yesterday... That's a lot! I have 14 Little Travelers below, and more on the way. Please, buy and wear a Little Traveller on your jacket lapel. *When these 14 run out, keep writing your names and email, and when I get more, you're first in line :) 2) Little Travellers will soon be added to the Freckled Nest Etsy shop... and restocked regularly :) 3) I now commit to contributing 5% of all Freckled Nest Sales to Little Travellers. 4) The Freckled Nest Design Team: We're excited!! All of us are in different parts of the world! We're spreading out, and working together! If you have other ideas, please share them!!
You will probably be the first in your state, maybe your country to sport and support Little Travellers! How cool is that!?!
Thank-You for listening! I hope you're feeling the same excitement as I do! Each Little Traveller comes with a 'Passport'...(with their name and information about Little Travelers & Hillcrest Aids Centre) Visit LittleTravellers.net for more information :) Just to assure you, I am not being told, paid or anything to do this. My intentions are pure and I just have big big hopes and excitement! All my Love, Leigh-Ann
Note: If anyone buys "Olivia and Kennedy", Momma (Grandma to O & K) will probably hunt you down and rip them from your generous paws. Please let Momma buy those ones. Mom: no pressure, lol. Please adopt a Little Traveller, $5 each plus $1 shipping.
She's Mine :) She makes me blush :) Happy is not for sale. I'm just braggin' her cuteness ;) Other News: Thank-You to everyone who entered!!! I drew the names for the Two to Share bags...and the winners are Nina and Leslie!! Congrats Ladies!! I gave Nina the pink bag and Leslie the black one! Please email me your mailing addresses and I will send them right away! They're already wrapped in polka dots! ;)