Noonday Collection Giveaway *CLOSED*

I LOVE Uganda. (Surprised???)

After our trip to Kampala this summer I fell in love with the people and their fire for God. I now have such a heart for Uganda.

I have a friend who is passionate about the people in Africa too,  especially the women trying to support their families both in Ugnada and all all over the world. And Megan is doing something about it. She is a Noonday Collection Ambassador.  This means she is helping raise money for women’s industries in Uganda, Ethiopia, India, Rwanda, Peru, Guatemala, Madagascar, and Ecuador by selling BEAUTIFUL jewelry and other accessories made by the very women she is helping.

Here is a little EYE CANDY

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And do I have good news for you….you can be a part of these women’s amazing journey! Megan has offered to give one of YOU either the

Giveaway ChoicesYOUR CHOICE!!! Let me tell you a little bit about these two pieces and the stories behind them.

The violet horn bracelet is made by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.  There are so many African Style stories that I wish I could share!  One of them is about Olivia, who came to work with African Style after a life of being exploited.  Her mother died when she was 3, leaving her with her sexually abusive father.  She finally ran away and found a job as a house girl where she worked extremely long hours, was not given any food, and was never paid for her work.  She had to beg for food to feed her daughter Rachel; and there were times she thought she would have to give her up.  But since coming to African Style, Olivia has enough money to rent her own room and feed herself and Rachel. She dreams of the day when Rachel will be in school.  When Noonday’s founder Jessica asked Olivia, “Who in your life has loved you and cared for you?” she said, “No one. This is the first time for me to ever share my story.”  Because of African Style and Noonday Collection, Olivia now has family, someone to hear her, and to tell her “You have worth. God has not forgotten you.”

Another one of my favorite African Style stories is about a wedding.  So many little girls dream about the wedding they will one day have.  But for those living in poverty, a wedding remains a dream.  The legal fees for a marriage certificate alone are far too much for most of the world’s poor to afford.  This was the case for Bukenya and Coral, who were completely committed to each other, but had never been able to afford to get officially married.  Through the encouragement of Daniel and Jalia, the lead artisans of African Style, Bukenya and Coral began to pray and save for their wedding.  A year later, through consistent income thanks to Noonday purchases, God answered their prayers.  On December 15, 2012, a dream they thought was impossible came true and Bukenya and Coral were officially married!

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The bouquet necklace is made by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged artisans.  Anusaya is one of those artisans.  She first joined the group to provide for her 4 children after her husband died 7 years ago.  Since joining the group, she has learned many valuable skills and she says the people there have become like family.  Because of her job, Anusaya’s children are able to get an education.

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To ENTER:

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Entry #1: Follow A Step in the Journey through RSS feed or subscribe through email, leave a comment.

Entry #2: Visit Megan’s Noonday Collection Website and leave a comment letting us know your favorite piece.

Entry #3:  Share the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest (leave the link)

This giveaway will close Wednesday, January 16th at 11:59 pm. The winner will be announced Thursday morning!

GOOD LUCK!

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  2. Jo says:

    Subscribed.

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  4. Lisa says:

    I really love the Gold Ribbons Necklace and the Patchwork Make-up Bags.

  5. Lisa says:

    Hello! I follow your blog via email. Love the giveaway! Thanks for hosting.

  6. Kyria Baker says:

    I subscribe through email.
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  7. Linda Maree says:

    What a beautiful necklace! I have just signed up to follow your blog by email!

  8. barbara n says:

    I am an email subscriber to a step in the journey

  9. Heather says:

    I love global accessories and decor – these are all so pretty!!
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  11. Mara Yager says:

    My favorite piece is the teal Inca Steps necklace…gorgeous!

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    Subscribed thru email

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  14. Sarah says:

    I like the flock together love bird!

  15. Sarah says:

    I follow your blog!
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  16. Cristina Wyatt says:
  17. Cristina Wyatt says:

    My favorite are the Stone Dangle Earrings

  18. Teresa Vanselow says:

    My favorite item is the Winter Sunset Infinity Scarf. It’s beautiful, I just love the colors in it.

  19. Cristina Wyatt says:

    Subscribe via e-mail as aguero.crissy at gmail.com

  20. Teresa Vanselow says:

    I follow your blog by email.

  21. Amanda says:

    I love the Inca Steps necklace! I follow this blog by e-mail

  22. I love the mission behind this, and that the items are actually all wearable and beautiful. The necklace is my favorite!
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  24. I love the navy and white striped catch all bag…GORGEOUS!
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  25. Courtenay says:

    I love the Wola Noni bowls! On a side note: Why’d you have to go and get me all teary eyed at 7:21 am on a Friday? :)
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  26. Bradey says:

    I love the bouquet necklace!

  27. Bradey says:

    Beautiful stories.
    I follow A Step on blogger. (:

  28. jackie Hughes says:

    The Bouquet necklace is really pretty!

  29. Rachel says:

    I love the Packaged Pretty Earrings and the Dots Journal!!!

  30. Rachel says:

    Hey!! I love this website and I love my bracelet that I got for Christmas! Thanks!
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