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Made In A Free World

March 25, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Hey PV fans! Today we are featuring one of our brand new charity bracelets in partnership with Made In A Free World, a “network of individuals, groups and business working together to disrupt slavery and make freedom go viral.”  The organization works through projects and campaigns on the ground in locations such as Ghana and India to remove slavery from the system of human consumption.

Modern-day slavery affects over 29 million people and is worse now than it has ever been in human history.  Unless we can put a stop to it.  That is what Made In a Free World is all about.


Watch this powerful video about Made In A Free World’s efforts in India to put a stop to child labor and slavery in the cosmetic industry.  MIAFW is working to create Safe Villages for the children of India – villages where children go to school during the day rather than doing back-breaking labor in mines.

MIAFW: India from Made In A Free World on Vimeo.

Tell us how excited you are about this and other charities that we support in the comments!  And check out more info on Made In A Free World by visiting their website!

(All images taken from Made In A Free World.)

 

Inspiration

Charity Spotlight: Carly’s Club for Pediatric Cancer and Laughing At My Nightmare

October 22, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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If you are a fan of our Charity Collection, then you would LOVE two of our newest additions: Carly’s Club for Pediatric Cancer and Laughing At My Nightmare!
Want to add a little bit of sunshine to your wrist? Check out Carly’s Club for Pediatric Cancer!
Carly’s Club exists to offer hope for a cure by funding critical pediatric cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute as well as an extra “dose” of happiness to children and teens diagnosed with cancer and their families through year-round support programs to help meet their emotional and social needs.
Carly’s Club was founded by 8-year-old Carly Collard Cottone in 1999 after she was diagnosed with medulloblastoma – an aggressive form of brain cancer – as a way to help other kids who were battling cancer.  Even after losing both of her biological parents to cancer and then facing her own cancer battle, Carly faced her struggle against the disease with amazing courage and optimism.  Sadly, she lost her hard-fought battle in August of 2002. Little did she know the positive impact that Carly’s Club would have on the lives of the thousands of children diagnosed with cancer each year.
The yellow color in the bracelet represents pediatric cancer awareness.”
SHOP CARLY’S CLUB FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER

 

If you think the best way to overcome adversity is to laugh about it and embrace it, it’s time to add Laughing At My Nightmare to your Pura Vida Bracelet stack!

 

 

Laughing At My Nightmare’s mission is to help people overcome adversity through the use of humor, while also raising money for families affected by Muscular Dystrophy. LAMN’s message is universal. Anyone can benefit from more positivity in their lives.”

Want to learn more about Carly’s Club or Laughing At My Nightmare? Visit http://giving.roswellpark.org/Page.aspx?pid=310 and http://laughingatmynightmare.com/ for more info.

SHOP LAUGHING AT MY NIGHTMARE