OHBD Board Member, Threads Founder, Kara Valentine Shares Women’s Impact & a GREAT DEAL!!

In September of 2015, I had the pleasure of connecting with Ellenore. Our work with our then corporate jobs initially brought us together but our shared passion for creating opportunities for women and children in Ethiopia (and beyond) kept us working in partnership over the last 6 years.  I was honored to be offered a position on the Open Hearts Big Dreams Fund Board and we have collaborated on several fundraisers since meeting, which has allowed us to bring our networks together to maximize impact.

March is Women’s History Month and I’m proud to share about the work we are doing with Threads to create a new future with women around the world. We work with women in 8 developing countries, who make exquisite jewelry and we sell through a passionate team of women here in the US, who share the stories of our Artisan Partners and create a marketplace for their products. Through the Threads network, women are invited into a community that values women for the brilliant, empathic, collaborative leaders that they are. We link arms and work together in a business model where all are elevated.

We are thrilled to partner with the Open Hearts Big Dreams fund – this month especially – to bring awareness and support to women and children around the world. Open Hearts Big Dreams will receive $20 for each Brighter Box purchased (which includes ETHIOPIAN Coffee) and 20% of all purchases made using your unique shopping link which will support creating, printing and distributing more Ready Set Go Books.  Each Box Purchased sends 10 more locally printed books to kids in Ethiopia. Your unique shopping link: https://threadsworldwide.com/eventshare/P3874/?u=karavalentine

Threads Worldwide is an organization elevating humanity by partnering with impact-driven organizations around the globe. Threads has historically partnered with women artisans in developing countries to offer jewelry and accessories. This year, they have expanded their offerings to include the Brighter World Box – meaningful gift boxes, filled with beautiful products made by women-led, social enterprises. For every box sold, Open Hearts Big Dreams will receive a $20 donation! These boxes will brighten the day of your gift recipient while supporting businesses that are creating a brighter world – including Open Hearts Big Dreams!

Brighter World Box – Dreamer Edition features nine gifts from women-led, socially conscious companies that will surprise and delight your loved ones. They will be overjoyed to discover fair trade ‘Live your Dream’ sea salt and orchid candle, ETHIOPIAN COFFEE!!, natural hydrating lip-balm, lemon grass-sage Bath Butta Bomb bath, a ‘Dreams are Brewing’  wooden decorative sign, a 2021 dream planner, two paper-bead necklaces from Uganda (one for you and one to gift perhaps?), Soulfully Ablaze-a 40-day journey to light up your life (and the world) book, and a $50 Threads Gift Card packaged with a Heart Charm *brand new to our collection*!