Beautiful Things


This first bundle of beautiful things features some of our all time faves and is worth over $250. Every item was donated by companies and friends who believe in what Reeds of Hope is doing. That means every cent of your $10 donation goes directly to kids in Congo. That's beautiful! 

Sseko Designs might just be one of our most favorite companies ever. From their trend setting shoes, high quality leather goods, and gorgeous accessories to their inspiring mission and passion for educating and empowering women, every penny of this $100 gift certificate goes a long way! Have fun shopping, we're jealous!

Raven + Lily is another one of those companies that we can't get enough of. Handmade. Eco Friendly. Fair Trade. What's not to love? This soft leather clutch has a small button closure and delicate scalloped edge. Perfect for slipping your cell, cash, and lip gloss for a night out, you'll put this clutch to good use in no time! 

Did we mention that this giveaway is full of our favorite things?

The Giving Keys.

A company that changes lives and helps transition people out of homelessness. They remind us that we are all like these keys- unique, flawed, scarred, and sometimes discarded by others. But they also remind us that these keys, like each of us, can have their purpose renewed. They believe that the word engraved on each key, words like courage, hope, and brave have the power to impact change. We can hardly think of a better representation for the women we're working with in the Sewing Program at Emmaneul Training Center. 

Winner will get to choose the inspiration for their own necklace. Might we suggest the word HOPE? 

And because no fashionable bundle is complete without the perfect scarf, we chose this winner from Anthropologie. Vibrant hues of orange and red make this infinity scarf the perfect companion to your new shoes, clutch, and necklace!


Finally, this lip balm is simply the best. Just a little rosy and not too sticky, your lips will thank you in the cold, winter days ahead. (unless you find yourself in Africa or California...  in which case, it'll just add a little shine to your smile!) 

and just for fun, to make this deal even sweeter... a little CONGO Coffee & Cream Chocolate from the good people at Theo. Every bar supports the Eastern Congo Initiative and is ridiculously delicious. If you don't win, you should go find this at your local Whole Foods! 


We hope you like our collection of beautiful things. But more than anything, we hope you'll help us make beautiful things from ashes for our friends in Congo! 

Raffle tickets cost $10 each and may be purchased via credit card, paypal, or personal check. (email hollydoden at gmail dot com to send a check) The raffle will close on Saturday, November 28th at Midnight PST. A winner will be randomly selected and announced immediately following.  Good luck and thank you for your support! 

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More than 15 baskets of giveaways and auctions between now and Christmas! 

  • Textiles and crafts from all over Africa! Including Christmas Nativity sets and decor! 
  • Jewelry from Noonday, 31 Bits, The Giving Keys, and Trades of Hope
  • Items from Sseko, Raven & Lily, Anthropologie, Rifle Paper Company, Nordstrom, She Reads Truth, and high end Essential Oils and Cosmetics! 
  • Gift Certificates from friends at SHONA Congo, More Love Mama, Worth the Wait Creations, and more! 
  • Books and Children's Toys