This past Saturday was my baby shower. Since this is my second child, I didn’t need a lot of things so I decided to utilize the opportunity to fund raise for a special charity… The Shanti Uganda Society. 100% of the proceeds from the party goes towards Shanti Uganda’s programs aimed to improve the lives of mothers and grandmothers living with HIV/AIDS, improving infant and maternal health and supporting teen girls. I felt this fundraiser was perfect for a baby shower, as some of their proceeds support birth programs and helps to sponsor such things as; birth classes, birth kits, midwives, and medical supplies.
What made this fundraiser so exciting was that it was not an average charitable event. It was a home party to sell handmade bags and jewelry which are skillfully crafted by Ugandan women.
The whole process of arranging my party was quite simple. I contacted Shanti Uganda through their online home party sign-up form. A very kind and helpful representative phoned me a few days later and took my credit card number to keep on file as a deposit for the products that they would be mailing out to me. Shanti Uganda even has nice selling incentives for the hosts of parties. The details about hosting a home party can be found on their website.
Within a week I received a huge box full of beautiful, colourful, handcrafted products. There were various types of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, tote bags, banana bags, yoga bags, diaper bags, meditation CDs, blank note cards and T-shirts! I was in awe when I first saw these gorgeous treasures!
My sister-in-law hosted the shower in her home. We had a great time looking through and displaying the products. I was so excited when I saw everything set up and showcased so beautifully.
|Each bead is hand-made with recycled rolled paper, varnished and then added to a clasp.|
Please note, I was not compensated in any way to do this posting. I just love a great find and dear friends, this is quite possibly one of my greatest “discoveries” ever!