I know many people (including myself) think the United Nations recognized “world’s worst humanitarian crisis” occurring in Darfur is far greater than their contributions. We’ve all seen the devastation featured on the nightly news, newspaper articles and television commercials. And wanted to do something but didn’t know where to start. Well, Relief Beads, a grassroots campaign, is giving us an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of more than 2.5 million refugees that were tragically separated from their families because of genocide , violence and disease.
They are selling handcrafted, original bracelets made from sand in Ghana, Africa to further support the humanitarian efforts of Relief International, an independent, non-profit organization providing necessary medical care, counseling and educational courses to thousands of women and children in Darfur. Relief International’s programs are essential to the recovery of this war-torn country.
The purchase of one bracelet for $8 gives a student two months of education and a purchase of eight bracelets gives a student one year of education. The more bracelets bought, the greater the contribution to Relief International’s refugee camps and clinics. Most of all, Relief Beads bracelets show that we are committed to caring for people less fortunate than us. Tell your family and friends and together we can give some relief to a situation that can’t be ignored any longer.
Photo credit: http://www.reliefbeads.org/
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