L.E.A.D. Uganda offers guilt free shopping
At the event I purchased three necklaces made by one of the mothers of a student in Uganda. Shames says he bought them just out of consideration for her work and needs. He didn't expect them to take-off, but I have a feeling they're going to.
The necklaces are just so beautiful and unique and the majority of the proceeds go to a good cause. I've been wearing these Hope Necklaces nearly every day since I bought them and even sported a light-yellow strand onstage as the moderator for Walletpop's panel with the Huffington Post. Fellow Walletpopper, Ariston Anderson, a master of the sample sale, charged up to me at the event and started fiddling with my necklace. "Where'd you get this!"
Since I've been benefiting from the Hope Necklaces, I thought I'd spread the message that guilt-free shopping does exist. We come up with all sorts of excuses for spending money on the way we look and here's one: you're putting children, on the brink of survival, through school and helping them become leaders of their communities so that they too can change lives for the better.