"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."

Monday, November 22, 2010

Spreading HOPE (for Dube Bute!)

Check out these cute kids! I am so happy to tell you that the Hope for Dube Bute is causing a ripple effect all over the country! The bottle cap necklaces that I have been making to raise funds for Dube Bute have been so successful! I have sent necklaces all over the country. It makes me smile to think of all the people that are wearing them and spreading the news about Ethiopia and the beautiful people there that need our help. I am so honored to play a tiny part in bringing clean water, education and health care to Dube Bute.

So...back to these cute kids. Rainey emailed me last week with an awesome idea. She wanted to know if I could make some necklaces for her daughter's soccer team. Get this...they decided to give the kids necklaces instead of trophies. The best part was having the opportunity to raise awareness and spread HOPE. The girls liked the necklaces so much that they changed the team name from the Tigers to the Polka Dots.......the polka dot necklaces were an inspiration! This is what Rainey told me about the decision to give the girls necklaces instead of trophies..."I can't tell you how much they loved them...one of the dads pulled me aside and told me how much he appreciated that we did necklaces. He said kids today are so entitled and think they automatically get trophies when they play sports and they lose perspective in what playing is all about. He said he really liked the idea that they got something, that wasn't too expensive to show they they played hard, but they didn't win. AND, to also have a little lesson about Africa and how they need to appreciate everything they have because not every child got the same things they did. It was a really sweet moment. I know I sound like a broken record but I love how people use their gifts and the ripple affect is so great. "

I am so excited to see the ripple effect in action. I know I have said it before, but seeing these girls wearing their little necklaces and having them learn that they have made a difference in someone's life is priceless.

Please be sure to check out Rainey's store where she is selling tons of cute items to also raise money for Dube Bute.

As I send necklaces out to people all over the country who are supporting this cause, I get so excited by what I am hearing. I have had people tell me that they are using the necklaces as stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, gifts for friends at church, and, my favorite...a woman who is going to give her daughters the necklaces on Christmas when she tells them they are going to be adopting from Ethiopia! I love it!

Thanks again for your support. Please keep the orders coming. Be sure to order soon because "production" will slow down and come to a halt two weeks before Christmas (I want to have all orders ready and shipped by December 13th).


  1. Well that post made me cry. So precious. Thank you again for your amazing support!!!

  2. Glad to hear you are busy, busy, busy making necklaces! Thats a good thing! I wear mine a lot and always get compliments on it!

  3. LOVE this post! Thank you so much for making and shipping the necklaces so quickly. The girls loved them! (the pigtail girl in purple and the coach on the far right are mine :) I ordered them for my other two girls in that order too- thank you!
    I love what you are doing, what an inspiration!