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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

GIVEAWAY - Connected in Hope


I hope you read my post about the day in Addis when we visited the women who used to carry firewood.

In case you didn't, here's a little refresher:

Meet the women of Mt Entoto:

Look closely - she is not wearing shoes


They carry firewood.  Every day.  Six hours a day.  Backbreaking work, walking down the mountain. Why? It's their only hope. They have families to feed. And with no education, no skills, and hungry children - you do what you have to do.
These are pictures of motherhood, of survival.

But if you read my blog, you know there are some amazing women working hard to empower the firewood carriers to change their lives.  Connected in Hope works with them, EMPOWERS THEM, so that they may spend their days weaving beautiful scarves and baskets instead of carrying staggering loads of wood.  The women have a little shop in Addis where they sell their creations, and Connected in Hope sells them on their website as well.

And when Connected in Hope contacted me to see how I could help spread the message further, I was so excited!  They want to do a giveway on our blog!!  And I really do want to share their story of hope. 

You know you want to win one of these awesome little balls:
Ball is about 5-6 inches and each panel has a letter or a number in Amharic. 

To enter the giveaway do one or more of the following and leave a comment below (one for each) telling us what you did :  

1. Sign up for the Connected in Hope email newsletter (found at the bottom of www.connectedinhope.org) (one entry)
2. "Like" Connected in Hope on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ConnectedinHope) (one entry)
3. Follow Connected in Hope on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/ConnectedinHope)(one entry)
4. Subscribe to the Connected in Hope blog (www.connectedinhope.com)

and for 10 extra BONUS entries purchase something from then Connected in Hope store and then come back and leave a comment telling us what you bought!  Those scarves are so beautiful... and fall is coming!

Don't forget to leave me a comment for each entry - that's the only way I'll know what you did!

The winner will be announced on Thursday, 8/18/11

14 comments:

  1. I bought some things and liked them on Facebook. If I win, please take my toy with you for the children in Amanual's orphanage!

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  2. What a wonderful opportunity for these women. I "liked" Connected in Hope on Facebook. I checked out their site and ordered the large market tote with pink stripes!

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  3. Wasn't this heartbreaking to see?! I signed up for the newletter and "liked" on fb. I love that ball...soft and squishy for the kids to play with! Planning on buying one on the next trip to ET, hopefully with you ;-)

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  4. I'm so glad I found out about this organization! Amazing! I liked them on Facebook.

    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  5. And I subscribed to their newsletter.

    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  6. AND I subscribed to their blog. :)

    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  7. I liked them on facebook.

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  8. Some days I'm more technologically challenged than others, but I finally 'liked'...
    Lots of love coming your way...
    -auntie-

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  9. Love the things you brought me from Connected in Hope. So cool that they are working with this women to find new ways to support themselves. I liked them on FB.

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  10. I liked them on facebook and am hoping to buy a scarf soon when I decided on which one :)
    what a cool ministry!!!

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  11. I liked them on FB and now know what to get my mom for Xmas/Bday!

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  12. I liked them on Facebook & am now a follower of their blog! I cannot wait to order Christmas presents from there, too! :)

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