Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Cause of the Month >> Light Gives Heat
Starting this month, with the help of you, I will be nominating a single organization, group or cause to be the From The Guest Room Cause of the Month. Naturally, to start I chose Light Gives Heat. LGH is the current organization most dearest to my heart. Through out the month, I'll be sharing tidbits about all the amazing things this non-profit does to make the world a better place!
In short, LGH empowers women in Jinja, Uganda with sustainable and consistent incomes via creative endeavors. Not only do they carry two accessory lines, Suubi & Epoh, they are also working on humanitarian projects such as solar cooking, bike relief and women's rights. There is so much more to tell about LGH, but this video gives you such an amazing first glance of what they do. In the next few weeks, I'll be hosting an interview with co-founder, Morgan Hansow, giving away a lovely piece from their latest collection and giving you the opportunity to jump on board with their current & upcoming projects.
LGH has recently completed their first full-length film that tells incredible stories of hope! I have seen the film multiple times (makes me cry every time) as well as witnessed the film being screened before audiences of hundreds. The impact it makes on each individual person is unique and life changing. This story needs to be spread all over the world. In fact, a tour bus has been donated to LGH and this month they are raising $100,000 to send the film on a 140 stop tour all over the USA. I want to help and I want to empower you to help as well! From The Guest Room is making a goal of raising 1% of their need for the tour! Together we can raise $1,000 this month for LGH! You can do this by donating! Even just 10 dollars helps!! You can Donate HERE! If you do donate, please send me a short email (emarykate(AT)gmail.com) or comment below telling me how much you have contributed and I will add it towards our final goal of $1,000! Another way you can help is by sharing about LGH or any of my posts about LGH on your social feeds or blog! Together we can bring awareness and help LGH get their film on the road!
There will be plenty more to come on Light Gives Heat, so hang tight, but in the mean time, please check out my February Sponsors! I have partnered with some amazing bloggers and shops! You will definitely want to check out each of them! If you would like to learn more about sponsoring FTGR, go here and if you have a cause you want to nominate for march, email me at emarykate(at)gmail.com! ♥, mK