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WHAT Is the spare change project?

We wanted to create a special line of jewelry that would not only share the stories of world changing organizations; but actually make an impact. When you purchase from the Spare Change Project collection, 30% of the proceeds go to our featured organization.

 

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OUR MISSION

Our mission for the Spare Change Project is threefold:

  1. Tell stories of world changing organizations.

  2. Give you a tangible way to advocate for them.

  3. Give you a tangible way to partner with them.


how does it work?

Each season we will pick an inspiring individual or organization creating change in communities around the world and develop a jewelry line telling their story while simultaneously giving back a percentage of the proceeds to this partnership. This means that when you order a piece of jewelry from the Spare Change Project line you will not only be hearing the story of an incredible organization doing good in our communities, but you will be joining the cause!

 

how do I become the next featured organization?

Are you an inspiring organization that desires to share your mission with the world? Awesome. Apply below.

Our Spare Change

Now featuring...

WEND

 

WEND

WEND (Women Empowerment Network Design) is nonprofit that provides employment, education and empowerment to war-affected women in Northern Uganda. WEND does more than just make bags. They dramatically improve the quality of life for women affected by the LRA. All of the ladies are provided with advanced training in tailoring, finance and personal development, and paid a monthly salary to create high quality and fashionable bags & accessories. Through product sales, the seamstresses will be able to pay for their children's school fees, become more economically stable and grow as leaders within their families and communities. Right now, WEND is sold out of their products, but they are raising funds for a new line. Want to help? It's easy. When you shop our new collection, 30% of the proceeds goes to WEND.

 

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3 simple words. 3 powerful stories.

 
 
 

APWOYORWOT

Grace's Story

My name is Grace. When I was just 13, I was abducted by the LRA and forced to become a wife to a rebel commander. One day, in 2004, during an attack, I was hit by a bomb and suffered many injuries and bullet wounds. I walked to a nearby hospital. While there, the doctor discovered that I was pregnant. Often times, women would typically attempt to self-abort these "bush babies" (babies conceived during the war) with sticks. Despite the horrible circumstances, I decided to continue my pregnancy.  When the baby was born, I named him "Apwoyorwot", which means "thank you, God."

I wear APWOYORWOT.

 

mar

Vicky's Story

Hi my name is Vicky. I was abducted by the LRA in 1995 when I was only 12 years old. While in the battlefield, I was shot in my shoulder. I thank God because he has saved my life. God shows how much he loves me by providing for me through my job at WEND, so I can continue supporting my 4 children.
 

I wear MAR (LOVE).

 

SUBBI

Milka's Story

Hi my name is Milka. I was abducted twice by the LRA. When I escaped the war, just like any other child in this war-torn region, I lacked a formal education. Tailoring and making jewelry were the only skills and trades I knew. Today, I am proud to be employed full-time at WEND. This job is directly helping me to put my 4 children in school, feed them and provide them with the opportunity for a more hopeful future.

I wear Subbi (HOPE).