Jewelry for Good : Our Sisters of Africa

lovetheringsA friend of mine started Our Sisters of Africa with her roommate after taking a trip to Kenya and discovering some of the struggles and difficulties the young girls face.

They learned that the young girls do not have money for sanitary pads which causes them to miss 1/4 of their schooling or resort to prostitution for money. As you can imagine, hearing this was both shocking and heartbreaking. They became determined to find a way to help the girls and started Our Sisters of America.

I like to think of Our Sisters of Africa as a “jewelry for good” company. They create beautiful rings and soawesomesell them for $10. They use 50% of the proceeds to purchase reusable sanitary pads for the girls in Africa. For every ring you purchase, you are able to provide sanitary pads to a young girl for an ENTIRE year!

If you are interested in purchasing a ring, you can order one on Etsy or contact them directly at Oursistersofafrica [at] You can also show your support by liking their Facebook page!

SHOP FOR A CAUSE: 100% of Forever 21 Online Purchases will go to Japan Today!

Today, March 18th, Forever 21 will give 100% of purchases made online to Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster relief efforts. Purchases must be made between 12:01AM and 11:59PM. You can’t get a better deal than this! Way to go Forever 21!

Do You Like Lady Gaga & Want to Help Japan?

Lady Gaga has designed a wristband to sell and raise money for Japan. The wristband reads “We Pray for Japan” in English and Japanese.

The wristband is $5 to purchase and is an additional $3.99 to ship for a total of $9.78. All proceeds go directly to Japan relief efforts.

“Little Monsters, show your support for Japan with this wristband,” Lady Gaga urged on her Twitter.

If you are looking to help in a small way and have something designed by Gaga to show your support, you can buy the wristband on Lady Gaga’s merchandise website.