Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Pulsera Project: Color Your World (Giveaway closed)

At the Key Club Conference, the officers and I learned about an awesome non-profit organization called The Pulsera Project.
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The Pulsera Project supports Nicaraguan families by selling their hand-made pulseras (which means "bracelets" in Spanish) over here in America.  Here's a description of the project from their website:

"The Pulsera Project buys hand-woven pulseras from young Nicaraguan artisans and artisan families and sells them mostly through U.S. schools. We provide sustainable, fair-trade employment and dramatically expand economic opportunities for many Nicaraguans. We support youth shelters, fund scholarships, provide loans, and support community development projects run by members of our pulsera makers' co-op of shelter “graduates”. 
We partner with other non-profit organizations who share our belief that economic aid is just one part of a mutual exchange among people who share knowledge, ideas, and life experiences for the benefit of all."

Their slogan is "Color The World," and they most certainly do!  No two pulseras are exactly the same, and they are all incredibly colorful!
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The cool thing about the pulseras is the tag included on the bracelet.  It has a picture and name of the person who made your bracelet, so you actually get to see someone that your money is helping!

The Key Club at my school is in the middle of our fundraiser with the Pulsera Project, and so far we've raised over $600 in just 3 days!  The high school students are loving these bracelets, and I'm loving the enthusiasm my club members have for this fundraiser.

Do you want your own pulsera?  Well, you can buy a pack of 5 on their Etsy shop for a $30 donation.  You can select the style you like best, and they'll send you an assortment.

OR you can enter my giveaway!  TWO lucky Run with Perseverance readers will receive their very own pulsera!  I will personally make the $5 donation for you to receive your very own bracelet from the package sent to our school.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me which pulsera you want from the above picture (#1, 2, 3, 4, or 5) and if you plan on keeping the bracelet for yourself or giving it as a gift!

You can also earn two bonus entries by:
  1. Following me on Twitter @amyRunWithPers (Leave a comment telling me you did so!)
  2. Tweeting about the giveaway (Leave a comment telling me you did so)  Here's a sample tweet:
"I'm hoping to win an awesome @pulseraproject bracelet from @amyRunWithPers of Run with Perseverance!"

***This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you for your interest!***

This is not a sponsored giveaway.  This is an organization that I personally support, and I just want to do something nice for my readers.  All opinions of the Pulsera Project are my own.

1 comment:

  1. i love the colors on all of them, especially #4. i think that i would have to keep it for myself, to rock during the summer at camp :)
    Allison V.