Hi there friends!
I have continued to be awed and blessed by the way you all have encouraged me in this long awaited event of launching my new brand! I am so so thankful! I truly hope that my business and photography can be a source of life to you as you tune in and see it flourish in the coming years! It is a deep desire in my heart that Sarah Best Photography would be a wellspring of life that overflows onto others! I am full of hope and promise that the Lord will be strong in my weaknesses, and that HIS vision will be what is seen and not just my own good efforts. Can I get an amen? :-)
Today I am so thrilled to be featuring Noonday Collection and my sweet friend, Lauren Shutter, who is an Ambassador for Noonday. I had the pleasure of hosting a Noonday Trunk Show with Lauren this past spring, and it was so awesome to hear how passionate she was about Noonday's mission of providing opportunity for those in need. I was especially touched to hear about her and her husband's heart for adoption and the vision the Lord has given them for it! Besides having some of the most tasteful jewelry I've seen, Noonday creates great opportunity for many, and carries a clear vision in their hearts that you can't help but want to support in some way! Be sure and check out their website! Stick around to learn about the amazing giveaway we're doing from them today!
Here's a little more about Noonday...
"Noonday Collection's mission is to create economic opportunity for the vulnerable. We partner with artisans in the developing world, empowering them to grow sustainable businesses. By creating a marketplace for their goods, we create dignified jobs at living wages. This allows our artisans to earn more in order to support their families. We also offer no interest loans and make advance payments on orders. This way we are able to shoulder the costs of materials and build a lasting relationship based on trust. We offer scholarship programs and emergency assistance. Noonday Collection also donates a portion of sales to place orphans in forever families.
Noonday Collection is not a charity and we do not believe that providing a hand out is a sustainable long-term solution to poverty. We aim to be a sustainable business that gives women across the United States a way to make a lasting difference in the fight against poverty and injustice. This is what makes this movement so special. To learn more about Noonday's impact, click here."
Some words from Lauren...
"My husband and I would love to adopt someday, and are looking for the Lord's leading on how, when, and where. So when I came across Noonday, I could barely contain my excitement. Adoption is a part of Noonday's DNA (it started out as an adoption fundraiser for our founder, Jessica Honegger). To be given the opportunity to affect people's lives around the globe and to give others hope for the future by simply buying and selling beautiful accessories, all while saving for our own adoption, sounded too good to be true. When God calls us to love the widow, the orphan, and the alien, He invites us into the opportunity to see every person as He does, with value and worth. Being a part of providing work and dignity to those who would be without it otherwise makes my heart happy."
Interested in making a Noonday purchase or want to look at all their handcrafted jewelry? Click here
Yesterday's Giveaway Winner
The lucky winner of yesterday's gold jewelry set is Heather Znachko! Congrats Heather! Email me to collect your jewelry!
Today's Noonday Giveaway
Today we are giving away a $50 gift voucher to Noonday's online shop!!! Stinking awesome, I know! =)
How to enter
All you have to do is subscribe to my blog and your name will be entered into a drawing to win (Once you have subscribed, you will receive a verification email. You must verify your email to be entered to win)!
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The winner will be announced in tomorrow's blog post where we will be doing our very last and biggest giveaway yet, so be sure to check back!!