Thursday, September 25, 2008

Aren't these great?

Check out the new AHOPE bracelets for sale! For a $10 donation you can buy a stainless steel bracelet that features the AHOPE logo, the first name of a child living at AHOPE, and the Amharic word for "hope".

Each bracelet serves as a reminder of a special child at AHOPE and will surely raise awareness about HIV+ orphans around the world.

To order, email Marissa at with the quantity desired and your mailing address. (She will respond with an invoice via paypal. You can also let her know if you'd prefer to pay by check.) Shipping and handling is $2.50 for up to 3 bracelets in one package. (Thank you to Lisa for posting about this originally and letting me copy her!)

I need to tell you that when I visited AHOPE back in February 2006, it was an obscure place filled with children who seemed to have little hope for a future, much less a family. Today, just two and a half years later, this place on the other side of the world is gaining exposure, dozens and dozens of children are being adopted, and the story of the orphan living with HIV is finally being told. These kids are finally seeing that they matter.

Won't you consider being a part of this story? Order a bracelet (or two!) today!


Kristen Borland said...

what an incredibly cool idea! does some of the money go to AHOPE, or does it just cover the cost of the bracelet? i think i'm going to order one.

by the way, did you get my recent email? totally understand if you've been busy, but i started thinking maybe i offended you by it somehow (don't know why)... though i really thought you'd get a kick out of it.

Author said...

I can't seem to find an email link on your blog but I'd like to talk to you if you wouldn't mind sending me a quick email (hibethany at gmail) regarding the hiv orphans you mention in this post. Thanks! ~Bethany

Brianna Heldt said...

HA! offended? NO WAY! i have ALways wanted to see one, and now i'm just downright jealous that you did! in a-town no less! i've just been busy, sick kid, etc. etc. i PROMise i will write soon!

yes the money goes to support the children of AHOPE, pay for their care etc.

Kristen Borland said...

phew! i thought it would be impossible for you to be offended. i'm still enjoying the memory of the event. so bizarre.

and yay, i ordered a bracelet!

jill coen said...

wearing mine right now...very special!

jill :)


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