Hi Rouge & Whimsy readers! I'm Kristyn and I blog over at Milk + Crown where I enjoy sharing my short stories and bits of my daily life and style. I also run a jewelry shop by the same name--which is why I'm here to talk to you today!
It's always been on my heart to help children in Africa. For a long time, God has been directing me with Isaiah 58:10, but I was so unsure how to use my talents and passions for Him. I knew there had to be some way I could combine my love for design with the purpose He has given me. This summer, the answer came to me when I decided to open a jewelry shop. I knew I didn't just want to create beautiful, simple jewelry for women. I wanted to make an impact on a cause that was dear to me. And after hearing about The Mocha Club's Purpose Project, I decided to take a leap of faith.
The Purpose Project is all about reaching a goal for a good cause--in the span of a month. Here's how it works: for every piece of jewelry purchased from Milk + Crown in the month of August, $10 will be donated toward The Mocha Club's Clean Water Project, which builds wells in Sudan, Kenya, and Malawi so children can have access to clean water. It takes $300 to provide water for 10 orphans--which means I need to sell 30 necklaces in 30 days.
With your help, everyone wins. Not only will you enjoy getting a lovely package in the mail, you will be helping orphans gain access to water--a necessity we so often take for granted in our daily lives. While you enjoy a beautiful gift, a child overseas will enjoy an even greater one. And every time you look at your necklace, you will be reminded of the impact it has made on someone's life.
There are other ways you can help out too! Tweet, Instagram or Facebook about my project, using the hashtag, #30in30jewelry and the corresponding photo to spread the word. Tell family, friends, coworkers, even future brides! And please, pray for me. If I reach my goal, I will push myself to create and add 10 new pieces of jewelry to the collection by September 1st--something I have wanted to do but was afraid to.
Thanks so much friends, for supporting my shop and the cause on my heart! I hope you take the time today to check out my jewelry :) You can find my project profile on The Mocha Club website here.
Thanks Kristyn for sharing-- go check out her shop here. (I'm eying this necklace or this one, personally.) :)