“BeadforLife” – Bringing new opportunities near and far

1 Dec

As I was walking through World Showcase in EPCOT yesterday, I stumbled upon a new kiosk at the African Outpost.

Disney has partnered with “BeadforLife”, http://www.beadforlife.org, to give new life to older Walt Disney World Resort Maps, books, and pamphlets while providing job opportunities for women in Uganda.

More info about BeadforLife

The Walt Disney World pamphlets and other outdated materials are sent to Uganda, where the women measure, cut, roll them into beads, and then seal them for extra protection. These beads are then sent back to Florida in the same container, to be strung into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

The BEST thing is that you can either purchase a piece of jewelry that has already been assembled or you can design your own there on the spot!!!

They really are beautiful!!!

They are also really reasonable!!!

The price list

I can’t wait to design my own necklace!!!

A look at one of the necklaces!


2 Responses to ““BeadforLife” – Bringing new opportunities near and far”

  1. Dana (aka DragynAlly) December 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

    Those a gorgeous! I love buying stuff that gives back! Now I have to find this when I’m at Disney.

    • shelleycaran December 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

      They are really cool, and the ladies are wonderful about helping in the design of your own jewelry!!! You can’t miss it! It is between the African Outpost and Germany!

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