Monday, August 31, 2009

A Lovely Giveaway

Have you met Lovelyn? You really should go visit her blog. You should read about her heart and her love for the children of the world. She's traveling to Uganda and bringing two young children home with her, to be hers. Lovelyn's story is one compassion and love.

I don't know Lovelyn in real life, but I hope that changes very soon. (I was introduced to her story through Beth, a dear friend.)

You can learn more about Lovelyn by visiting her site. While you are there, you will see the t-shirts she designed to bring awareness to the tragedy that is 147 million orphaned children in the world. Each child unique, precious, designed for love. To be loved. To be held and kissed and disciplined. To laugh and grow and be a child. To learn and live and become.

Sigh. What can we do? So much poverty in the world, children without homes and clean water and food to nourish their bodies. I want to do so much, but where do we start?

(photo by Beth)

The necklaces pictured above are handmade by Ugandan women, using rolled, torn strips of magazine. By purchasing these necklaces, we are creating jobs for women in Uganda. It's a win - win situation, right?

Well, here's a chance for you to win!

I am giving away TWO of these necklaces to TWO of my lucky readers.

1 entry awarded for each of the following:
1.Leave a comment letting me know who you are going to tell Lovelyn's story to.
2. Write about the giveaway, or about Lovelyn, on your blog and post the link.
3. Tweet about this giveaway and post the link.
4. Post about this giveaway on Facebook.
5. If you purchase (or have already purchased) a shirt or necklace, leave a comment. ALSO, when you get your shirt, contact Beth, as she is doing a secret project with pictures of us wearing our shirts!

*winner chosen by after 9pm, Monday, September 7.

I'm having a hard time wrapping up this post. My heart is broken, and yet rejoicing. I love Lovelyn's story. It's time for me to stop asking God what I can do to change the world, and start doing what He's showing me.

“Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, suffering, and injustice when He could do something about it.”

“Well, why don’t you ask Him?”

“Because I’m afraid He would ask me the same question.” - Anonymous


Mom of Three said...

I love that quote. Lovelyn will be blessed for her efforts.

becomingjolie said...

I love you too :)

Erin said...

Okay, I ordered THREE of these for Christmas presents and not one for myself, so I have to enter!
I tell Love's story to everyone I know.:)

Jen said...

I am going to tell my daughter about Lovelyn because she needs to hear the story.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh wow, that is a great quote. what an amazing thing.

i tweeted for you:

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Erin said...


*Lissa* said...


*Lissa* said...

Posted on Facebook!

Erin said...

On facebook!

Bacardi Mama said...

I'm telling my coworkers.

Bacardi Mama said...

I bought one of the shirts and it came yesterday. It has to be the softest shirt I have ver owned. It's totally awesome.

Erin said...

Oh, and I bought a shirt, which I am wearing right now. Aren't they the best?

Toni said...

I want to tell my husband her story - so then I can tell him I want to order a tshirt :))

Toni said...

Tweet, Tweet!

Toni said...

Done and Facebooked :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I've been wearing my tees and striking up conversations about Love everywhere I go. I want to win a necklace, too!


Yocumotion said...

wow this is an amzing site. thank you for sharing this with us!i rt your tweet i am not sure how to post the link of that.

Mrs. Cline said...


I love this idea and will be donating items for Lovelyn to take with her to Uganda!

Clair, MummyDeals

Monica L. Davis said...

I want to win something. I will enter the next contest!
You are a good girl.