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Ring in the New Year with Fashion for a Cause

Get the new year started on a good note by shopping for a cause.  Here are a few fashionable items that will make you look and feel good:


Glass-Beaded Tear Drop Earrings from Africa by Thanda Zulu ($22): All Thanda Zulu jewelry is handmade using glass beads by women in income generation projects, bringing economic sustainability to communities in need.


In addition, all proceeds from your purchase support Thanda's projects for orphans of AIDS in Africa. These lovely beaded teardrop earrings come in a variety of colors and measure about 2.5 inches long.


FEED 2 Bracelet, Forever 21 ($4.80): The purchase of a FEED 2 Bracelet --sold exclusively at Forever 21 -- will provide 2 school meals for children through the United Nations World Food Program.

FEED 2 Guatemala Bracelets are handcrafted by artisans in Guatemala. These charming glass-beaded, nylon-strung bracelets come in six cool colors: red, yellow, blue, gold, silver, and black.  Mix and match with other bracelets and trade 'em with your friends.

Each color represents the country designated to receive the 2 school meals that are provided with the purchase of every bracelet. Each hand-beaded FEED logo bracelet measures approximately 6“ long, with 3" ties on both ends. 


RED: Provides 2 school meals in Swaziland, a country with the highest HIV prevalence in the world.

YELLOW: Provides 2 school meals in Sri Lanka, aiding millions of citizens still struggling with the effects of 2004's devastating tsunami, coupled with a quarter century of civil war.


BLUE: Provides 2 school meals in Haiti, a country in which approximately 70% of children under 5 years old suffer from malnutrition.


GOLD: Provides 2 school meals in Honduras, which houses the third largest School Feeding Operation in the world.


SILVER: Provides 2 school meals in Pakistan to aid victims of the recent flood and earthquake that devastated millions Pakistani children.


BLACK: Provides 2 school meals in Kenya, benefiting over one million children within the U.N. World Food Program's School Feeding Operations in Kenya. 


Photo credit Tracy E. Hopkins

The Good Shoe Project at Payless ($19.99): For each pair of Airwalk's Hope shoes purchased at Payless ShoeSource® or online, one pair of kids' shoes will be donated to World Vision to help needy children in Central America (El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua or Costa Rica). 

Offer ends February 14, 2011 or while supplies last.  Click here for information about World Vision and the donated shoes.

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