Saturday, April 26, 2014

Connected in Hope giveaway and promo code

The other day I was contacted by a Catholic homeschooling mom who is also the co-founder of Connected in Hope Foundation, "a non-profit, social enterprise empowering women and families in Ethiopia to rise above poverty through sustainable income development, improved educational opportunities and increased access to basic health care" asking me if I would host a giveaway to help raise awareness about their organization.  Triplequadruplequintuple yes I will, I says to her!

In Ryane's own words:
"We work with 70 women who once carried 75-80 pound bundles of fuel wood 10+ miles down the surrounding mountains (see attached picture) to sell in the markets in Addis Ababa for less than $1/day.
 Now they are weaving beautiful scarves that we market here in the US. Our goal goes beyond charity, to the creation of a sustainable business model that honors and builds on the talent, commitment and creativity of our amazing weavers. Our goal is to provide access to international markets as well as the support, encouragement and training necessary for weavers to earn a sustainable and predictable income through sales of their hand-loomed scarves."

Connected in Hope is a non-profit and NO ONE on their U.S. staff takes a salary.  100% of the profits are reinvested in programs to support the artisans.  This is the kind of organization I can really get behind.

Now one of you lucky readers is going to win your very own scarf from Connected in Hope just by entering using the snazzy Rafflecopter form below.  And if you'd like to financially support the great work this program does, you can get free shipping on any order thru the end of May by using promo code FREESHIP2 at their online shop right here.

Not to throw anyone into a panic or anything, but Mother's Day is just two weeks away.  TWO weeks.  So...yeah.  Enter the contest for yourself, but order something ( they have jewelry too!!!) for your mama today.

Enter from now until Friday at 12 a.m. and then I'll announce the winner in my Friday Quick Takes.  Bueno?  Bueno.

Good luck!

(note that there's a specific question to go along with the comment option on the entry form)

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69 comments :

  1. What a great organization! I am in love with the coral infinity scarf!

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  2. Beautiful scarves! Might not be able to give this one away.... oh wait! I'm a mommy ;)

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  3. Beautiful scarves! Might not be able to give this one away.... oh wait! I'm a mommy ;)

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  4. Orchid infinity scarf! So lovely!

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  5. Orchid or Ocean Blue infinity scarf, love how light it looks!

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  6. I wrote about Connected in Hope last Mother's Day, and my hubby took the hint. I still wear it all the time. But I think maybe it is time for a new one, eh? I love the aqua infinity scarf!

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  7. I hadn't heard of this organization - how cool! And the scarves are beautiful - I've got my eye on the aqua Bethlehem one!

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  8. Awesome organization. I love the striped scarves.

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  9. The infinity scarves are beautiful! I love the aqua one and the coral one!

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  10. Oh dear... I have to choose a scarf? They're all beautiful. Maybe the Addis Collection...

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  11. Love the orchid one- would be perfect for my mom for mother's day!

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  12. So beautiful. Thanks for shring.

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  13. Coral or aqua Bole... or maybe an infinity scarf...

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  14. I'm all over this! Thanks so much for letting us know about it!

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    1. Oh, and I would choose the infinity scarf in ocean blue. Sooooo pretty!

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  15. Beautiful handicraft. I'd choose the Ocean Blue Jerusalem scarf, and I know just to whom I would give it.

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  16. I like the ocean blue Bethlehem scarf, but I'd probably give it to my husband because he's always cold. My mother is a polar bear like me. :)

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  17. What a cool organization! I'd say I like the Addis white with charcoal and cayenne...I don't' know why but it caught my eye!

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  19. So hard to choose! I can always use another infinity scarf!

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  20. Even though I would LOVE to get the orchid color in either the Bole or Bethlehem Collection (because purple is my favorite) I'm going to be sensible and say Steel in the Bole Collection -- because it will go with just about everything and trying to match colors in the purple/orchid hue drives me nutz!

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  21. Oh, this sounds great! I really like the Orchid infinity scarf.

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  22. I like things like this so much--there's a company called Sseko designs that is out of Uganda that does really cool sandals. LOVE them. I actually read a great book about it called "Half the Sky" a few years ago: it really changed my outlook. I would definitely recommend it, although it's difficult to read at points because of the gravity of the topics addressed.

    Oh! and if I were to pick one I'd pick the Ocean Blue. :)

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  23. Definitely the aqua bole scarf. Me gusta mucho.

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  24. Cayanne Bethlehem scarf. THank you!!!

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  25. This is fantastic!! I love knowing about places like this to shop. I'm leaning toward the coral scarf...

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  26. it would be hard but it would probably have to be the aqua Bethlehem scarf

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  27. Very pretty - I'm eyeballing the coral infinity scarf. Can't imagine lugging sticks around every day for work. We are very lucky indeed to live the way we do.

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  28. What a wonderful "product" ! I love buying things that go beyond the ordinary and this website fits the bill. It is a win win. I love the ocean blue infinity scarf!!! This is an organization I could definitely support. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. I love the aqua infinity scarf. I actually already own a scarf from their collection... it's beautiful and extremely well made. I love it!

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  30. Looking at the jewelry for my mom. would love a scarf for myself!

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  31. What a wonderful organization. Thanks for sharing-I would love to get a scarf for my mom!

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    1. And I would choose the Bole Coral scarf. Beautiful!

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  32. I love the Bethlehem in Cayenne, what a gorgeous color!

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  33. I love the Cayenne from the Bethlehem collection (like many others!). So beautiful!

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  34. so pretty! love the infinity orchid one!!

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  35. I would chose the coral infinity scarf. super cute stuff!

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  36. Beautiful scarves and beautiful organization! I love the coral infinity scarf - perfect for spring/summer.

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  37. The ocean blue infinity scarf. Beautiful!

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  38. So excited to see this here! I have a couple of their scarves, and they are even more beautiful in reality. And you get a biography about the woman who made whatever you ordered, and a card you can send back to thank her. So awesome!

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  39. Oh man, these are all so beautiful... I think I' choose the orchid one, but then I miiiight change my mind.

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  40. I would choose...all of them. But my favorite is the Cayenne Bethlehem scarf.

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  41. The aqua infinity scarf is very pretty....everything is just lovely!!

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  42. These are lovely. The Infinity scarf in aqua is my favorite!

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  43. My favorite is the Addis White with Gray, Taupe and Cayenne. And you're my favorite for supporting this.

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  44. Woo! I love this giveaway the people making the scarves. Thanks for letting me know about a great group supporting women.

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  45. And PS--
    I would choose an infinity scarf!

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  46. Oh! so many scarves!! I'd pick a scarf and earrings!!

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  47. What a beautiful organization and mission! It's hard to pick just one, but I love the Addis Collection, either scarf!

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  48. I love Connected in Hope! I already own 4 of their scarves and have bought many as gifts for my mom, grandma, and sisters.

    If I won, I am loving the Bethlehem collection...love the Cayenne because it's spicy! But I also like the Orchid :)

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  49. So beautiful! Infinity coral would be my choice.

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  50. Oooh! Just used the promo code and got a gorgeous grey/coral striped scarf! Maybe I can win one to give away?

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  53. I love the Bethlehem scarf in orchid!

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  54. Love them all - especially the coral infinity scarf!

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  55. I love the Bethlehem collection, especially in aqua!

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  56. I love the Bethlehem collection, especially in aqua!

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  57. I love the Bethlehem collection, especially in aqua!

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