February 4, 2015

Hearts Should Be Free 2015 - A Giveaway For Hope



Hello, and welcome to the last article and giveaway for Hearts Should Be Free 2015.  If you've entered the other giveaways you now know that slavery still exists in various forms throughout the world (not just in third world countries but in developed nations like the United States), and that slaves today suffer the same type of abuses that they did through-out much of history (in some cases, more).

That there is still, after all this time, millions of slaves in the world is a discouraging fact.

But while many groups estimate there are a greater number of slaves today than at any other time in history, when you look at the total population of the world, it is also the smallest percentage of that population that it has ever been.  To quote activist Kevin Bales, slavery "has been pushed to the edges of our society" and is  "standing on the precipice of it's own extinction."   And we can push it over the edge.  We can end it.  We are closer than we have ever been before.

I hope you will join me in helping to fight slavery--and some of you, I know, already have.  You've told me how you've shared these posts with others, and talked with friends about what you've learned.   Thank you SO MUCH for spreading awareness about this issue.

If you want to help, but are not sure how, please click the link below.  There are many, many ways to fight modern slavery, and some of them are easier than you might think.

Click here to learn ways you
 can help to end modern slavery.



GIVEAWAY:
You can enter to win all of the items below...scroll down past the pictures to learn how..  



8.5 x 11" Print From Poppy And Pinecone 

Poppy and Pinecone has a collection of beautiful watercolor prints, many featuring different states and countrie.   She also has some charming quote prints like the one pictured in the middle above (I thought that was the perfect sentiment for this particular giveaway topic).  Last year she game away a World Love print.  This year she is giving away one 8.6 x 11" print of the winner's choice.

You can also find Poppy and Pinecone on Instagram.




Jewelry From Zen Custom Jewelry





Zen Custom Jewelry has beautiful tribal/BOHO style jewelry and hair accessories created with natural materials, fabric and mixed metals.  You may remember the beautiful earrings and bracelets she donated last year.  This year she's providing two necklaces and a peace bracelet.  

Use Discount Code ZENCJ15 for15% off all orders - valid through Feb 10, 2015




Soap Samples from 27 Bath and Body



Chyanne Ledbetter has a plan to help girls in Cambodia escape a life of prostitution through 27 Bath and Body.  You can read more about it in our interview for her giveaway last year or watch this video here.  This year she has donated soap samples in Chocolate Espresso, Chamomile, and Warm Chipotle.  I've taken a whiff of these and I can tell you they smell WONDERFUL.  




Bookmarks from 8th Wonder Creations

8th Wonder Creations has a ton of fun printable bookmarks and gift tags.  This is the second giveaways where she's giving away one of her "Voices of Freedom" bookmarks.  I thought they were perfect for the topic.  I'm going to try to make a back to these with some info on it about slavery today, so this could be used as a tool to spread awareness.


TO ENTER:
To enter this giveaway I'm going to ask you to share your plan to fight slavery.  Don't worry, if you don't have one, you can still enter.  It took a long time for what I knew about modern slavery to germinate before I decided to do anything about it, and I don't expect everyone who reads these posts about slavery to join the cause of ending it.  But I do hope you'll consider the idea that you can be part of the solution.  

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States, Canada (except Quebec), and the United Kingdom.  Enter on the Rafflecopter below.  Full rules here.



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24 comments:

  1. I shop carefully and try my best not to buy brands that are known for poor employment practices overseas.

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  2. I am going to help by sharing awareness and if I witness it firsthand to report it.

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  3. I am going to help by spreading info by word-of-mouth. I can also learn more about what companies perpetuate slavery and not buy from them.

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  4. Treat others as you would have them treat you and respect others as you would have them respect you.

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  5. im going to help by sharing this with everyolne i know and dont know

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  6. I'm going to try to be more conscious of how I shop and the impact that has.

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  7. I have shared a lot of this type of information with our hs youth group. I feel it will be up to our youth to keep this awareness and assistance going.

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    1. That's wonderful. They won't go so many years ignorant of this like I did. That seed you planted in them will grow in ways you may never know. Thank you!

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  8. Teaching my children about other cultures

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    1. That is so important. We care more about other people when we know something about them...isn't it true?

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  9. I honestly haven't thought of what I can do yet. I think educating myself more on the subject might be the best first step.

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  10. by making more and more people aware about it so we can all do something together

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  11. the tea selling children should be sent to school

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  12. the blogs i amon are against slavery and child practices for slavery i all so sign pettion and then i all so make sure that the stuff is made right

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  13. Be a child advocate wherever I go! Whether that's being a foster parent, adopting or simply being aware of kids and there to help them. The more we can keep our kids safe the better, including slavery

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  14. I will tell people what I have learned from you

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  15. im going to help by sharing this with everyone i know

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  16. I try to teach my grandchildren about different cultures ,and most of them are too young I think to talk about slavery, no need to bother their minds with that .. after all their are all kinds of slavery still going on..

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