Lisa Leonard hope{full} collection & Jungle Kids

While doing a little online browsing (hi, love this), I came across Lisa Leonard’s new hope{full} collection.

For every hope{full} piece sold, one meal is donated to Jungle Kids.

Lisa Leonard Hope{full}

Each piece from our hope{full} collection is fair trade, organic and sustainable, giving work to Ecuadorian women and building families and communities. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings are made from tagua seeds, which are harvested, carved and dyed vibrant, beautiful shades.  We are also offering hand-made scarves that can be worn in your hair, around your waist, around your neck and any other creative way! Additionally, with the sale of each piece from the hope{full} collection, Lisa Leonard Designs will donate a portion of the proceeds back to Jungle Kids. For each piece sold we’re buying lunch for a child in need. That is awesome.

Lisa Leonard Blog: our hope{full} collection

Shop the hope{full} collection and help empower Ecuadorian artisans and provide a meal for a child in need. Click on the images below to learn more!

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What is Jungle Kids for Christ?

We are a group of people who are passionate about empowering children of the jungle of Ecuador so that they will break the cycle of poverty and share a message of transformation with their family, community, country, and world.

Jungle Kids for Christ, Who We Are

They established a school, Antioch Christian Academy, to provide excellent education for children in the jungle. Consider sponsoring a student through Jungle Kids to help with the cost of their education.  Learn more here.

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Warby Parker + VisionSpring = Buy a pair, Give a pair of glasses (and local jobs!)

Follow my train of thought… While poking around online the other day, I fell in love with a pair of frames on Warby Parker, the brilliant, affordable, online-only eyeglass shop. See? So cute.

(source Warby Parker Preston Bellini)

But then I started thinking of all better ways to spend $95…

But then I noticed that Warby Parker has teamed up with VisionSpring to provide a pair of prescription eyeglasses to someone in need, with every purchase of glasses. Buy a pair, give a pair.

How do they do it? Warby Parker funds and/or gives glasses to their partners (such as VisionSpring), who then provide lenses and training to local entrepreneurs in developing countries to create and sell affordable glasses to those who otherwise would not have access or funds to purchase glasses. Want to know more about the VisionSpring model? Go here. They shout “free eye exams!” through the streets the day before VisionSpring arrives. I love that.

I clearly (no pun intended) remember the first time I put on a pair of glasses. I never realized how crisp and clear everything was supposed to be. So I want to support companies who are not only working together to provide this experience and need in developing countries, but empowering locals and providing jobs within the community.

(source Warby Parker VisionSpring stories)