"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."

Friday, November 12, 2010

Give HOPE for Christmas!

New Christmas Designs!
Help support Hope for Dube Bute!

Our new necklace and key chain designs are so special to me. They are much more than a cute little trinkets, because they symbolize the hope that is prevalent in Africa. We had the privilege of meeting so many wonderful people in Ethiopia. People often ask us what it was like and expect us to say that it was such a bummer and that it was hard to see all of the despair, etc. That is not how is was at all. The Ethiopian people we met were full of HOPE. They were so kind and so genuine. They had more joy within them than many of the Americans I meet do. So...this new design means a lot to me. I am so excited to partner with Emily Alexander and her family and use all of the proceeds from the sale of these necklaces, key chains and water bottle "charms" to benefit Hope for Dube Bute. Dube Bute is in the southern region of Ethiopia - this is the same region that Grace is from! It is so exciting to be able to contribute to a project that will directly touch lives in a rural area similar to the village Grace was born in. Hope for Dube Bute will provide wells so that those living in the region can have access to fresh, clean, healthy water. They will also be building a school, health care center, veterinary center and doing so much for the local people. I am so thrilled to be doing my small part to bring hope to Ethiopia...hope for clean water, education, and health care. Please join me in supporting this awesome organization!

I LOVE this new design. Please consider purchasing necklaces and key chains for Christmas gifts. They are only $6 including shipping and all proceeds will go directly to Ethiopia. Paired with a simple water bottle you can use the gift to symbolize a donation you are making to provide hope. Your gift recipient will be sure to appreciate the donation you make to help provide water in Ethiopia whether it is in the form of a key chain, necklace, water bottle charm or an additional donation that you make in their name to Hope for Dube Bute (www.ourglimmerofhope.org/hopefordubebute).

This picture was taken by Matt Ness who we are also partnering with. Our first phase of necklace sales was so successful. We were able to donate $600 to Matt's work in Ethiopia. (THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to those of you who have already purchased necklaces!!!) Matt took this picture in Wolayita - the zone where Grace lived. This is an example of the water that Ethiopians drink every day. They simply do not have access to clean water. Water = life. This type of water = disease and even death. All of the proceeds from our necklace and key chain sales will go directly to Ethiopia to be used to help provide clean water (among other things) through Eyes That See and Hope for Dube Bute. In the capital city of Addis Ababa, The Love In Action orphanage and Eyes That See (the program being run through LIA) is able to provide clean water to people living in the area of LIA. Students that are sponsored can come to LIA after school, receive tutoring, a healthy meal, access to laundry services (students can not attend school without their uniforms being clean) and they can bring water home with them. Isn't it crazy to think that water is such a valuable resource and yet we take it for granted every day. I can tell you that Grace LOVES water and I believe it has to do with the fact that she did not have much access to it in Ethiopia. She loves to bathe, swim, drink and splash around in water- things we take for granted.

Here is an example of the "flattened" bottle cap style key chain. Flattened bottle cap necklaces are available and come on 18" chains.

The standard bottle cap necklace is made with a black and silver bottle cap and comes on a 24" chain. The chain fits nicely over a child's head without having to open the clasp.

Flattened bottle cap water bottle "charm"

We are also adding initial necklaces and key chains for the holidays. These come in either the standard black and silver bottle cap or flattened bottle cap style. Please specify which initial you would like in the comment section of the paypal checkout page.

If you are interested in giving "hope" this Christmas, please use the PayPal link on the side of our blog to purchase some necklaces. Click on the "standard bottlecap" section and you will be able to choose from a drop down menu to select the item you want to purchase.

We appreciate your support and look forward to making a (hopefully nice size) donation to Hope for Dube Bute!


  1. You are amazing!! Thank you so much for partnering with us! :) Love these.

  2. I love what you're doing here! Awesome!

  3. Love the necklaces. We are heading to Guatemala next year for a missions trip and would love to create our own neckalaces like these. Did you special order them or did you create them? If you could email me the info it would be greatly appreciated! mitfountain@gmail.com . My blog is theonepursuit.blogspot.com Thanks!

  4. Hey! About to place an order but how long does it take to get them? Thanks so much!! davis284@gmail.com