If your house is anything like ours, and I’m guessing that there’s a good chance that it is, then it looks like a Rainbow Loom factory exploded all over it! I know I’m not the only one. I love the Rainbow Loom and I love the bracelets. I wear an orange one every day as part of the Orange Rhino challenge not to yell at my kids, lovingly made by the sweetest daughter a mom could ever wish for. But in all honesty there is no way we could possibly wear all of the Rainbow Loom bracelets that we have right now. No. Way. Are you with me?
Would you like a way to channel the creative energy that has resulted in a rainbow explosion all over your home? How about sending the bracelets to a wonderful organization called AHOPE?
AHOPE serves 213 orphans – kids and teens. Many of them have lost their parents to AIDS. All of the kids/teens were born HIV+. At first, AHOPE was a hospice to provide a nurturing, comfortable setting for the orphans to transition with dignity. Now, with all the medical advances, the orphans are living and thriving and becoming young adults! AHOPE basically raises them at their nurturing AHOPE facilities – all expenses are paid from donations mostly from the US. That is just amazing!
Can you believe that these children have never even seen a Rainbow Loom bracelet?
This week Susan from Crafterhours, Ashley Ann from Under the Sycamore and Jen from Upcycled Education have launched a Rainbow Loom Project to collect bracelets for all the kids and teens at AHOPE – it’s time to spread the Rainbow Loom Love. Any extras could be shared in their Ethiopian community. Along with donating Rainbow Loom creations, families, please make a monetary donation to AHOPE. Julie said every single dollar counts, so any donation $5, $10, $50, etc. will do.
You Can Join Us!!
What a great opportunity too…
1) Give our wonderful kids a place to direct their creative energies and be charitable.
2) Provide orphans at AHOPE a lovely, colorful connection to other kids from the US.
3) Raise money for a cause that I know, trust, and provides much-needed love/support/attention to kids who are desperately in need of all of those things.
And an added bonus, Julie and some AHOPE volunteers will be going to AHOPE in Ethiopia in April. The bracelets will be hand delivered. How cool is that?
I hope you’ll join us in spreading some fun, happiness, and love to the children and teens at AHOPE!