Friday, August 27, 2010

Scarves for a Cause




My friend Minka is involved with an amazing organization called Mocha Club and she just returned from Ethiopia and Kenya on a trip to help women and children in these countries. Mocha Club is a non-profit organization that funds relief and developmental projects in Africa. They're currently selling these beautiful scarves made by Ethiopian women in order to provide jobs and fund rehabilitation of other women affected by poverty in Africa. For $15, these scarves not only make a fashion statement, but also create opportunities for these women. Check out her video (and online order form if you're interested) here.

44 comments:

Katie said...

Great cause!

Diana Mieczan said...

I cant wait to get one of those scarves....That is such wonderful post...I am all on board!
Kisses,sweetie
Wish you a wonderful weekend

Cara said...

thank you for letting me know about this cause-can't wait to buy one :)

Melissa said...

Wow, that's such an inspiring cause. Also: you're friends with actress Minka Kelley? Cool!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Oh wow!! That scarf is beautiful and such a great cause!!! Awesome! :)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful cause!

Lisa Griffin said...

what a great initiative and the trip looks amazing!
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Nikki said...

Thanks for sharing Valerie!
this sounds like a really great cause.

Xx
Nikki

20 York Street said...

That is a wonderful cause and thank you for posting it Val! Do you know if they ship to Canada?

xoxo

http://twentyyork.blogspot.com

Marcie said...

I love that you are friends with Minka Kelly! LA is such an awesome place!

This is a great cause. I love supporting causes like this, so thank you for sharing.

Have a great weekend!
M

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Great cause, indeed! The scarf is cute too! :)

style'n said...

Valerie-the scarf is beautiful and I would be happy to purchase one to assist with this initiative. Both my parents were born and raised in Kenya and I have been there a few times as well...so Kenya is very near and dear to our hearts. It is amazing to see such support of the local women and children in both Ethiopia and Kenya. Have a great weekend!
Naina

Cafe Fashionista said...

What a fabulous cause - I am definitely going to be buying one (or more!) of these scarves. They'd make wonderful gifts for the holidays, as well!! :)

Travels in Heels said...

I love this scarf! Thank you for sharing such a great cause!

xo,
Sara

Erica said...

This is such a wonderful cause. I will definitely look into it!

Josie said...

She sounds like such a dear, and what a great cause! The scarves are gorgeous and I can't wait to look into it!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Tasha said...

What an amazing cause! That's awesome that you shared it with all of us! Your friend is part of something wonderful!

On another note, I just read the baby shower post! It looks so lovely! I love the pink candy bar! And she looks gorgeous!!

The Zhush said...

What a fabulous cause....and the scarves are lovely! Minka rocks...huge Friday night lights fan! :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Ha how cool that you are friends with Minka! And this is such a great cause and the scarves are fabulous! Thanks for letting us know.

Have a great weekend, sweetie! xoxo

OneCraftyFox said...

Beautiful scarves and story, I'm going to check it out now. Your friend has such a great heart. One of my besties worked in South Africa for a year and a half. As much as I missed her, I was so happy and proud of her :)

Torrie said...

I love scarfs and I love this one as well as the entire concept. I will definitely order one... and thank you for sharing the link/info.

That is so cool that you are in the same DIY mode/mentality that I am!! I can't wait to see your sewing and jewelry projects- and as you said, we can inspire each other:).

Lindsay said...

OH my gosh! These are gorgeous and what a great cause. What a beautiful girl she is!

Nikki said...

Have a great time visiting Gabe's family love!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

What a fabulous cause!

Kayla said...

This is a great cause. I will absolutely buy a scarf. How can you go wrong, charity and something I'll wear for years to come. thanks for sharing!

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Join the Gossip said...

This is awesome! And that scraf is gorgeous! These would make great holiday gifts :)

Your friend looks so familiar...random lol!

Going to check it out now.

Gabriel said...

Sounds like a great cause, and something Minka is passionate about.

Andrea said...

What a great post and cause!

Alicia said...

what a great cause and minka is beautiful!!

Miss.Adventure said...

It's funny that I was watching 500 days of summer when I read this post! Cute scarf!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love, love scarves of course, and you know I love products that contribute to a great cause. Your friend sounds like an amazing person. I'm going to have to read more about Mocha Club.

Inspired said...

Such a lovely idea and cause! I'm definitely in!

Julie xo

Jammer said...

That scarf is so pretty! What an awesome idea!

PS - LOVE Minka on Friday Night Lights!

Elle Sees said...

minka kelly?? OMG! She's so pretty.
but back to the cause, yes that is a wonderful thing.

Fifth Sparrow said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm going to head over and buy one for my sister's birthday! They're so pretty!

p.s just saw your baby shower post... wow!! So pretty! You did such an amazing job Valerie! You have a very lucky friend! xx

Kristin said...

I love scarves and I love a good cause. Double win!

Krystal said...

I'm totally going to bookmark this for christmas, my sister in law is working on mercy ships in africa now and i know she'd love this!

Chas said...

That is an amazing cause! Thanks for sharing!

http://fromdenimtodessert.blogspot.com/

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Wonderful cause!!! And the scarf is so pretty. I love it!

Audrey Allure said...

Sounds wonderful, and such a great cause!

Kara said...

This is fabulous!

MarchMusings said...

What a great cause she's working for.

Bren said...

Awww...I love Minka Kelly! She's adorable! And, she's from the I.E., like me!:) I'll definitely order! This is such a win-win! It's a great scarf, and it helps aid proverty in Africa! And it's only $15! How can you lose?!

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Jess said...

She's just adorable. Great post! Thanks for letting us know about this!