The Orphaned Earring launches “For the Love of Life!”

All over the world, there are wonderful people who are organizing efforts to bring awareness to different causes and organizations. Like others, I’m attracted to organizations that I have worked with before, either receiving help from them personally, or have come across them in other facets of my life. The Orphaned Earring is such an organization that I support.

The Orphaned Earring is a charity that collects orphaned earrings and unwanted fashion jewelry to make bracelets which are then sold at only $7 each. One-hundred percent of the funds are used to bring monthly arts and crafts as well as other festivities to children in four different orphanages in: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico and Colombia; allowing these precious children to artistically express themselves, let their imagination run wild and just be kids.

As The Orphaned Earring helps these orphanages, they have found urgent needs in the surrounding communities. For that reason, they’ve created the “For the Love of Life” campaign that launches TODAY, February 1st, and it focuses on providing aid to families that are in desperate need of help.

The Situation:

“For the Love of Life” will benefit an indigenous community near the Guatemalan orphanage. Since the forcible eviction of 13 indigenous communities in 2011, many families are desperately looking for shelter, food and jobs at the local coffee farms. If they are lucky, the men get hired but only for the short period of three months, after the three months they must leave with their families and a new wave of people get hired.

Their daily payment is a ration of beans and tortillas but this ration is shared with his ENTIRE family and obviously this is NOT enough. Families are allowed to stay at the finca for the 3 months where they build shacks as homes, sleep on dirt floors, have no running water and build stone fire pits for heat.
 
The Orphaned Earring discovered that the children living in these conditions are the most affected and suffering of malnutrition and ultimately dying of starvation. This happens because of the way the food must be divided. The bigger portion of the food ration must go to the father who needs the energy to work the land, the mother eats second largest portion since most of the time she is breastfeeding and needs to give nutrients to her babies. This means that the rest of their children end up with little, to no food, suffering of malnutrition and ultimately dying of starvation.

The Solution:

After some research and interviewing a few locals, The Orphaned Earring learned that a bit of oatmeal can be the difference between life and death for children and breast-feeding moms.

The Orphaned Earring is committing to bringing oatmeal to each new wave of families that come through the coffee farms. Depending on how much money they can raise, every three months they would also like to provide powdered milk and sugar. But for the moment, we will focus on providing oatmeal and do it just FOR THE LOVE OF LIFE!

Child holding oatmeal and milk made possible by The Orphaned Earring

How You Can Help:

There are simple ways for you to join in on this new For the Love of Life initiative. Please take a second and:

• Follow @OrphanedEarring on Twitter
• Like The Orphaned Earring on Facebook
• Follow The Orphaned Earring blog and leave a comment
• Donate your orphaned earrings or unwanted jewelry. Send to:

The Orphaned Earring
P.O. Box 1565
Hawthorne, CA 90251

Buy Orphaned Earring bracelets that can be ordered through the blog or place a Paypal donation

You can also help by entering the giveaway below. The bracelets are well made, the love pours through and it’s really difficult to believe that you’re actually helping someone when you’re getting such a great bracelet yourself. Through awareness, we can help The Orphaned Earring make a difference in a child’s life.


The Orphaned Earring Giveaway [CLOSED]


This is not a sponsored post. I received a bracelet as a thank you gift from The Orphaned Earring. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

16 comments on The Orphaned Earring launches “For the Love of Life!”

  1. Meghan
    February 2, 2013 at 1:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the overall concept..what a great idea!

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  2. Justine Burgess
    February 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I think this is my favorite of all your giveaways. This is helping kids with daily needs, and I appreciated the opportunity to participate. It's an awesome program for a simple thing.

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  3. momma8385
    February 3, 2013 at 12:54 am (2 years ago)

    I love that it helps children and makes a difference in their lives.<br />:)Jeanne Bates Tennant

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  4. Jenni C.
    February 3, 2013 at 1:15 am (2 years ago)

    What a great cause!

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  5. Shelly Leatham
    February 3, 2013 at 4:04 am (2 years ago)

    I love that it helps children!!

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  6. Amy T
    February 3, 2013 at 4:14 am (2 years ago)

    I love the fact that the prices are so reasonable, and it is for such a fantastic cause. What an amazing thing you are doing!<br />

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  7. Gilda
    February 3, 2013 at 5:45 am (2 years ago)

    Que maravillosa causa la de esta organización sin fines de lucro, de aportar un granito de arena para ayudar a una noble causa: dar amor a los que menos tienen. Gracias por la información y siempre es grato leer y poder ayudar a la gente tan vulnerable, sobretodo a los niños, que en lo personal son los que más me causan ternura.

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  8. Jenny
    February 3, 2013 at 9:29 pm (2 years ago)

    I like that it helps children! Such a great cause!

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  9. Kate Fuller
    February 5, 2013 at 3:19 am (2 years ago)

    I like that it&#39;s a great cause that helps children.

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  10. daysi3317
    February 5, 2013 at 5:53 pm (2 years ago)

    que linda causa de esta organisacion sin fines de lucro de poder ayudar alos ninos que son los que mas lo necesitan que Dios LOs Bendiga

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  11. Michelle
    February 7, 2013 at 7:10 am (2 years ago)

    Lo mas que me gusto fue todo lo que se puede hacer con cositas que no utilizamos y esta organizacion si las utiliza y si las necesita!

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  12. yormy
    February 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Hermosa causa, ayudar a los que mas lo necesitan y en especial a los ninos!!!

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  13. Cindy Garcia
    February 8, 2013 at 6:37 am (2 years ago)

    Nada mejor q una causa noble….los niños

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  14. Julie
    February 15, 2013 at 12:40 am (2 years ago)

    That they are so beautiful!

    Reply

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