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    make the difference {hope}

    At the end of 2012 I was contacted by sweet Katie, whose daughter was diagnosed with leukemia and then a little while later her husband was as well. She asked if I’d consider doing a Make the Difference campaign to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and I was happy to say “yes!!”. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. This month…

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    Make the Difference: adoption

    These bracelets are made by mudlove, an organization that was started with a plan to give 20% of each sale to clean water in Africa. Mudlove items are handmade in Indiana (but not by me!) and they give the portion of their sales to ICDI, a company committed to providing, equipping and empowering people in the central African republic with tools and knowledge to survive and thrive in their country. In connection with the donation for clean water, 100% of the proceeds of each bracelet will go to the Troxel family, who are adoption a boy and girl (siblings) from the Congo. Quantities are limited, but if we sell out…

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    Make the Difference: HOPE

    I am so excited about the second campaign for the Make the Difference program. This month I’m doing something near and dear to my heart. My mom is a breast cancer survivor (more about the Rollercoaster Ride) and I use every opportunity to celebrate her overcoming cancer as well as remembering those who have passed away from this disease. I have three products to help raise money for breast cancer research to hopefully find a cure. The necklace features a hammered & layered charm stampedwith HOPE and hanging from the chain is a light pink freshwaterpearl. It is $57 and $10 will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.Get…

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    Make the Difference: Love Update

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the first Make the Difference campaign for the month of July. Because of your generosity we will be sending $285 to Love146 to help save girls from sex trafficking! I am so excited that 19 of you now have these necklaces and can remember to pray for these girls each time you wear them. Please remember to tell your friends about this organization and how they can help! I’m looking for suggestions of other great organizations to help for the Make the Difference campaign so please let me know of any you support that you want me to check out!

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    Make the Difference: Love

    Before you read on, please watch this short video. Love146 History from LOVE146 on Vimeo. This ministry has been weighing on my heart and I knew that I wanted to create something to help raise money for Love146. I know that part of the reason it hurts my heart is because I have a little girl myself, and the thought of her sitting watching cartoons as she’s being sold into the sex trade is horrifying. I can’t even imagine the looks on these girls faces as they’re standing there in their red dresses with no name other than a number clipped on their clothing. I wanted the necklace I created…