Purposeful shopping ~ Noonday Collection

After visiting Rwanda to adopt, Founder Jessica Honegger and her husband visited friends in Uganda who were working locally to help create sustainable jobs. Her friend asked her if she wanted to bring some jewelry created by local artisans home to sell in order to help cover the adoption costs. And so Noonday Collection trunk shows began. (Read more about their story.)

Many are familiar with Stella & Dot and other similar home sales parties. But Noonday Collection is different in that it promotes shopping with a purpose. Every sale helps support families in developing nations by providing jobs and fair wages. Every sale helps families hosting the trunk shows afford pricey adoption costs. Every sale supports orphan care. And not to mention the pieces are gorgeous and beautifully made!

Just a small sampling of some of their pieces. (The Half Moon necklace below is going on my Christmas list…)

   

   

But the best way to understand what the company is all about is to watch their video. It is a beautiful thing to see how many lives are touched by Noonday.

Noonday Collection is:

Gorgeous jewelry, accessories, home goods & gifts.

Made by artisans worldwide.

Providing jobs for the artisans, and in turn providing for their families.

Honoring and supporting orphans by providing 10% of trunk shows sales to parents raising money for adoption.

Giving additional money towards orphan care.

How you can help?

  • Shop their beautiful pieces here. These make perfect holiday gifts, hostess gifts, etc.
  • Follow them on Twitter #NoondayStyle, Like them on Facebook
  • Become an Ambassador! You can host your own trunk shows. Do you like to gather friends together? Do so for a great cause. And did I mention how gorgeous the pieces are??

One Member, One Meal. Join Roozt and feed someone!

Roozt. You had me at your new tagline: Bringin’ Sexy Back to Giving Back!

Seriously. That’s awesome.

Roozt is an online marketplace that pulls together socially responsible brands in one place. Every brand has a story. And you can even shop by region to ensure where your purchasing power is making a difference.

Launched today, every member that joins Roozt will provide a meal to one American in need. One Member, One Meal.

Roozt’s One Member, One Meal program is in partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. To learn more, check out FeedingAmerica.org.

Their goal is to provide one million meals over the next 12 months. All you need to do is sign up as a member (totally free) and one meal will be distributed through Feeding America. Quite simple!

Though, I have to say, this is one of my least favorite ways to give because you are so detached from the solution. But anything is better than nothing!

Go to Roozt to sign up today – and feed someone! (And once you sign up, go check out Indosole…)