Monday, August 26, 2013

The Uganda Community Project and Giveaway!

Today I'm so proud to be able to partner with the Uganda Community Project. I'm also so excited to say that they are helping me with my very first giveaway too!
Hot dog!

I couldn't be happier to join together with UGPO since the mission is something that I fully support -- it brings the giveaway so much closer to my heart.

A couple weeks back I was contacted by Kelsey at the Uganda Community Project. The Community Project is a non profit that Kelsey started with her husband.

They had both dreamed about starting a nonprofit -- with Kelsey's background in the ministry and Denis' in technology -- it was the perfect mix to create a community center to reach out in Jinja.

Photos from around Kelsey's house in Uganda
1 << Evelyn and Alisha
Evelyn was the inspiration for creating the Community Center
2 << Sorting beans
3 << Carrying water for bathing 

The Uganda Community Center Vision 

"to build and equip multiple community centers that will partner with local schools and churches to aid children in literacy and technology education so they are better equipped to finish school and find employment as adults. These community centers will also function as a place where adults in need of economic aid can take job training classes offered by volunteers from their own community. We see these centers as serving a function of matching peoples’ need with assets that they already have within their own community as well as the global community."

The women of the community create beautiful jewelry out of rolled paper beads. All of the profits from the jewelry go to supporting the women's children whether it be school, shelter, or nourishment.

Normally I don't wear necklaces, but I love these because they are lightweight and super versatile. You could even wear them around your wrist or forearm -- if you schnazzy like that!

Kelsey and the Uganda Community Project are generously giving away one of the necklaces above to one lovely reader.
To enter the giveaway you need to:

1 << Like The Uganda Community Center on Facebook
2 << Visit the Uganda Community Center website and find your favorite item 
(Check out the mobiles!! -- Someone needs to have a baby so I can get if for the tyke!)
3 << Post the link to your favorite item in a comment below along with your choice of the purple or blue necklace.

Giveaway is open until Monday, September 2nd at 7:00pm central standard time..
The winner will be drawn and announced shortly after.

Good luck!


  1. This is wonderful! I liked their Facebook page and checked out their website with their amazing items (I'm seriously considering one of those mobiles for a baby neice/nephew soon!) but I'll leave the giveaway of one of those gorgeous necklaces to some other lucky gal. ;) Cheers for teaming up with something so cool!

    Kate x

  2. What an awesome cause Lisa!! Love this and a big time supporter of grassroots development initiatives.

    Loved this necklace & following on Facebook!

    All the best,


  3. beautiful hearts!

    ANA, from méxico!

  4. You're so great to support this project, Lisa - and to bring more awareness to it. Well done x

  5. What a great cause! thanks for sharing!

  6. I just contacted them for more information! HOW BEAUTIFUL!


  7. lovely post.

    - Janine