Empowering Girls in Uganda. A Collaboration with Unlock Hope.
All week I’ve been getting my babes ready for their new school year. We have bought the school supplies. All four have brand new school and sports shoes. William’s high school uniform is ready and he look a million dollars. We bought new hats, the others were a little tattered. We have updated the items that were a pinch too small. It was fun and stressful and exciting and expensive, but we are ready for what the 2016 school year holds.
A few months ago Unlock Hope had asked me to donate my brush script designs so that they could put them on t-shirts to sell to raise money
for their cause. I checked out their websites and researched their mission. I didn’t hesitate.
Today I received a message from my friends at Unlock Hope that the t-shirts were ready for purchase. I was so happy yet, at the same time, a bit ashamed. All week we had been consumed by getting ourselves ready for our school year, absorbed in school supply lists and uniform sizes. And here, on the other side of the world, were girls simply grateful for the chance to learn. The true reason for all of what we had been doing had been, for moment, taken for granted.
How lucky we are to have a high level of education available and to our children and to have this high level of education available, equally, to both boys and girls.
Being involved with this cause has put our perspectives back in align with what is really important.
The t-shirts that I have designed for Unlock Hope are ready! I feel so privileged to have been asked to help. To give your support to these brave girls in Uganda please visit the Unlock Hope website, check out the amazing work these people are doing and the empowering benefits they are creating for girls in Uganda.
IN UGANDA, YOUNG GIRLS AREN’T GIVEN THE SAME CHANCES AS BOYS.
Without access to education they often marry young, have large families that they are unable to care for, and are forced to work difficult jobs for very little pay. We believe educating young girls is the first step in ending a seemingly never ending cycle of poverty in Africa. Help us Unlock Hope in their lives for a better future.
Since 2008, we have partnered with Think Humanity, an organization that runs a hostel in Hoima, Uganda for young refugee girls from all across Africa, many of whom are orphaned. By providing them with quality healthcare, good food to eat and a safe place to live they are enabling them to get an education.
ONE PRODUCT. ONE GIRL. ONE DAY.
Each time you buy one of our products we donate enough money to cover every single expense necessary to support one girl for one day. Health care, food, housing, utilities, transportation, support staff, school fees, clothing, uniforms, toiletries, school supplies, books and more are completely paid for – all thanks to you!
With gratitude. XO