Looking for a unique gift to thank your bridal party? Why not a bridesmaid gift that gives back? This fashionable bracelet is a perfect gift your girlfriends will love and you’ll also be supporting a great cause.
The Penny that Speaks
How many of us have heard the catch phrase “Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me”? This is a catch phrase all too familiar to many of us. News flash! Names absolutely hurt and they are the reasons so many young children today suffer from anxiety, depression, and lack of self confidence. How about the catch phrase “A Penny For Your Thoughts”? theFOUNDATIONbracelet uses this as inspiration to connect people and help children express their thoughts through the penny that speaks. A portion of the proceeds from each bracelet will be donated to the Kids Help Phone.
I started theFOUNDATIONbracelet in March of 2015 as a way to complete an assignment in teacher’s college. theFOUNDATIONbracelet fused together my passion for jewellery, fashion and making a difference. My company focuses on raising awareness and funds to help to put an end to bullying. As a teacher and victim of bullying it breaks my heart to hear stories and see children who are being bullied. I was very fortunate that during my difficult times I had such a strong support system. I realize that not everyone is as lucky. By raising funds and awareness for anti-bullying organizations, my bracelets can be a way to help those who are being bullied express their feelings and get the help they need. It also doesn't hurt that they are oh so fashionable!
The bracelets contain two key components:
a wood bead, which acts as a reminder to build each other up and provide a strong support system
a penny … “for your thoughts” to remind us that someone, somewhere is there to listen.
Through starting my company, I have been fortunate to come across a lot of people that share my passion. Together I am hoping we can rally around this issue and truly make a difference in the lives of these children.
In the end I hope to inspire you to ALWAYS be kind!
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