With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably wondering what to get for that traveler in your life. What do you get for the person who only wants to jet off around the globe? A plane ticket? Well in case that’s not in your budget, I’ve found for you the absolute next best thing! For the perfect gift to give to your favorite traveler, look no further than Project Bead! This nonprofit works with artisans in Ghana to produce bracelets and necklaces, and uses the profits from these sales to provide funding for education to the children of Ghana.
In an effort to “purchase with purpose,” as they say, customers know that with Project Bead they are supporting a good cause! This grassroots organization has so far been able to raise over $90,000 to send 14 students through school, and they have their sights set on reaching many more students in the coming year. Each purchase goes directly towards supporting the education of children in the same community where these beautiful bracelets are hand-made.
So much more than fashionable accessories, Project Bead bracelets are a symbol of global partnerships, support of education, and the mentality of a global citizen. I love my Project Bead bracelets, and I love what they represent. Better than any souvenir or trinket, these bracelets are a powerful reminder of the difference we can make when we work together and focus on education as a solution.
I haven’t visited Ghana (yet!) but I’ve traveled to a number of impoverished countries and regions. It breaks my heart to see children out begging for food and money or working at a young age when they should be in school. When their parents cannot afford to keep them in school, these children are robbed of the opportunity to reach their full potential. And the cycle is self-propagating. Education is the solution. I wish that Project Bead can someday extend its reach to all communities like this around the world. The people they help don’t need charity, they need the chance to help themselves. Give these artisans, jewelers, and crafters the tools they need and a market in which to sell, and then they can work to afford to keep their children in school.
It’s that simple. And you can help. Project Bead is a trustworthy and proven organization. They work tirelessly and they produce results, bringing access to education to the children of Ghana. And their beautiful hand-crafted jewelry will get you compliments every day! I know, because I do whenever I’m walking about Boston wearing them. Buy some bracelets for your favorite traveler (and for yourself!), and spread the Christmas spirit. Head over to projectbead.com and see all the beautiful designs available!
Trust me, it’s the best gift you’ll give all season.
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