Saturday, March 21, 2009

31 Bits


There's a link below to a blog called Wallycado. I read it regularly not only because the writer is a good friend, but also because the author and I are just different enough from each other that I feel I can learn about something new and interesting every time I visit her blog. Every time she posts, she writes what she calls her "points of grace," which is a list of the things that made her happy that day/week, and that list always leads me to a new recipe, a new band, or a new website that I wouldn't have otherwise heard of. 
This week, from Wallycado, I learned of a company called 31 Bits Jewelry, a company created by a group of young women to provide aid to the people of Uganda. Because Uganda is plagued by poverty, poor sanitation, poor healthcare, and a lack of jobs and education, the women of 31 Bits have joined together with several Ugandan women with a vision of hope. The goal of 31 Bits is to help these women get out of poverty, get their children a proper education and provide food and healthcare for their families, and they hope to accomplish this by selling the beautiful jewelry that these Ugandan women are creating.
Upon reading about this plan and the short stories of the Ugandan women who are involved, I decided that I also wanted to get involved. I figured that by buying this jewelry, I could support 31 bits. Then, by selling it, I could support Susan G. Komen and the National Philanthropic Trust (through the 3Day), making it a win-win situation for everyone. The girls at 31 Bits agreed, and they sent me some bracelets and necklaces to sell. So, please check out their website at 31bits.com and let me know what you think. Consider buying a bracelet for $10 or a necklace from me for $20 or $30 (depending on the length). Remember Mother's Day is coming up, and this is a purchase you can feel GREAT about!

8 comments:

annie said...

Yay!!

Holly said...

What fun jewelry, I will check it out and try to make up for not knowing you had the Road ID deal until after I had purchased! I saw the link too late!!

Are the pictures they show the only designs?? How do the bracelets look?? I'm always looking for fun bracelets!

Taylor said...

Holly, They all look very similar. The beads are made from recycled paper, but they are hardened and much heavier than paper alone. The bracelets are stretchy, and the necklaces are not. I have a couple in solid colors, but the rest are multi-colored like the ones in the pictures. The long necklaces are really the coolest b/c they can be looped twice to look like a short one and a long one. Just let me know if you want me to send you any pics. They would also make great gifts!

Holly said...

Do send pics!! Do you have my e-mail?

annie said...

Holly, I have one of the bracelets and I love it! Although it's almost too big for me, but I'm sure they are all different sizes since they are all one of a kind.

Taylor said...

Holly, what is your email address and I will send you some pics? Or, I could also just post some more on my page....whichever!

Holly said...

holly.nash@gmail.com Pick the smallest ones! I may be like Annie, my wrists can fit kid's bracelets!

Heather said...

T-
I want a necklace. Is this what you had on today? Really cute.