Sunday, December 18, 2011

Peace of Thread giveaway



i want to introduce you to a wonderful organization, Peace of Thread.
i purchased the bag pictured above & LOVE the story & the ministry behind the bag.
my bag is gorgeous & made with exceptional quality.
the fabrics are AMAZING!

let me share their story, in their words...

  • Denise goes to the Middle East for 7 years, learns Arabic, works with a non-profit, and falls in love with the culture and people.
  • Meanwhile, stateside, a group of people called Generation Salaam (Arabic word for “peace”) are developing friendships with Iraqi refugees in Clarkston, Ga. Over the course of our friendships, it surfaces that their biggest need is jobs.
  • Denise comes home and meets one of these women and gives her an old sewing machine. This woman is thrilled and the story begins.
  • Shortly thereafter Generation Salaam does our annual summer camp for the kids and while the camp is happening, Denise and some other “Threaders” teach the women how to sew.
  • The women love it and want to continue beyond just the summer camp week.
  • We audaciously think we can start a business and give it a go.
  • After months of training, getting connected to fabric distributers, finding wonderful designers, and rounding up more volunteers – we find ourselves at the beginning of an adventure!

Chic bags. Inspiring stories.

Peace of Thread is a division of a local, non-profit organization that empowers women who have come to the United States seeking refuge from war, persecution & poverty to make a new life for themselves and their families. The women of Peace of Thread hand make high quality and one-of-a-kind accessories using top-of-the-line, re-purposed fabrics.



they have offered, one of you, the bag of your choice!!
you may choose something from their online store
if you are chosen from a random drawing
which i will announce thursday.
normally i don't ask you to jump through hoops
but my desire is to introduce them & help get their name & ministry seen.
so...
how about swing by their site & leave me a comment on which item you would chose from their store if you won.
for each of the following, leave an extra comment...
~tweet about the giveaway
or
~blog about the giveaway.
( so ultimately, you could have 4 opportunities to win)


i have seen the faces of these women, i would love to bless them
during this Christmas Season.
ps. when you click on bags, this will give you a description of each style.
the shop link will direct you to the current styles available.
clicking on each style will then direct you to which color options are available.

ok...go forth & visit!

(my bag, is the pom.)

85 comments:

Emily said...

I would love to win! This is an aweosme organization, what a wonderful way to connect with refugees. xo Emily

Emily said...

& i tweeted
emily

Emily said...

& fb liked

slip4 said...

What an admirable organization! So glad to learn about it. I love the jizdan Sheath best!

bskthound1 said...

inspiring..love the pom bags. wonderful giveaway!

Living Life in the Lowcountry said...

What a wonderful organization! I like the Pom bag too!

Living Life in the Lowcountry said...

I liked them on FB!

Yolanda said...

awesome organization! I would like the pom shanta because it means God's favor!! Will go to fb now! thanks!!

Sue said...

These are new to me, but I LOVE the pom bag most.

Sue

Auntie Cake said...

What an awesome organization! Thanks for sharing. And I am totally digging the Pom Shanta bag.

Angela said...

I have thinking to buy one and just haven't!! Would love to win!!

Sogni Siciliani said...

I love POM the neutral which looks like it is sold out!! The bags are beautiful!! Would love to add it to my vast collection of handbags!!!

camille said...

What a "peaceful" way to help others. I love the pom also.

Jodi said...

What a wonderful organization and what a wonderful way to get their name out! I would love the pom bag!

Thank you for the opportunity!

Jodi

Sheri said...

How awesome - I "liked" them on facebook too :)

Thirkellgirl said...

I like the Pom bag. I think I'd give it to my daughter, who would just love it even more than I would.

The Health Honey said...

What a great organization and story! I would love to win a Pom bag! How cool!

Dawn Gahan said...

What a lovely effort. And the bags are so affordably priced. I'm drawn to the Pom in the blue Asian satin with the tapestry sides.

Thanks, Paige, for the giveaway!

Melaine Thompson said...

I want the one you have!!!! Fabulous, and one can never have too many bags! Melaine

julieann said...

I love the first bag you have pictured but love the smaller more make - up style ones on the web site. Fun to have in a handbag for cosmetics

Kerri said...

What an amazing story! I love the meaning behind the POM bag! I going to blog about it on my lil ole' blog! XO

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I'm pretty much a total sucker for anything with a mission behind it. I love it when you buy something that benefits another and these are darling! I love the Pom because of the description, and because I've got STUFF and it's nice and roomy. Love that you're doing such a sweet giveaway this time of year! I'd never heard of them before.

janet said...

What a great organization and inspiring story..

Between You and Me said...

great give away...I'd love to win the POM....I checked out their site, and it's definitely my favorite!

Between You and Me said...

I "liked" them on facebook. :}

Tracey Bower- Bower Studio said...

I love the Jizdan Sheath (the turquoise print)!

Cathy said...

These are wonderful! My favorite is the Pom.

Michele said...

I liked their fb page and also love the Pom style. Would love to win this Paige! xo

smk said...

i liked them!

smk said...

and i would want this one :)
http://www.peaceofthread.com/shop/lapel-slider/

Mystica said...

What a constructive way of helping. Those bags are lovely. I'd love the pom bag for my second daughter!

Mystica said...

liked them on FB also shared.

Alyssa H said...

i love the Zghir Shanta bag!
Thanks!
Lyssadee(at)gmail(dot)com

3 Monkey's Mama said...

my fav is the Pom! Love the neutral but elegant look!

3 Monkey's Mama said...

Liked them on FB!

vermonter said...

The kbir shanta is so beautiful.

Maggie said...

WOW Pretty koolio!!!!

The Garcias said...

Beautiful things! I liked them on fb

The Garcias said...

I liked the POM bags the best too, very lovely.

brockey said...

I would love to win what a great organization....I would love the pom

brockey said...

i liked on fb

Christan said...

I think I'd take the Pom bag, too. What a great post. We have something similar here in St. Louis called Forai that empowers refugees from all who have relocated to St. Louis. I just purchased a necklace at one of their jewelry shows! Blessings...

Christan said...

I "liked" on FB.

Privet and Holly said...

I always admire someone
who not only has a wonderful
idea, but who ACTS on it. I love
the description of the Pom Bag
and the meaning behind it.
Lovely giveaway, Paige!

xx Suzanne

Privet and Holly said...

Just tweeted : )

xx S.

bdba56fa-2a3d-11e1-835d-000bcdcb471e said...

Lovely bags and great prices. My favorite is the Zghir Shanta

Just Ask Beth said...

beautiful story and beautiful bags! I would LOVE any one of those and to share the story!

Micah Jamie said...

these are adorable & such a good thing. I adore the pom you got & I'll be placing an order!

Lyssa at Living Simple in the South said...

What a great shop, wonderful story! Thank you so much for sharing! I love the "pom"...the bag with the coral and green fabric!
Thanks paige!

Kelly said...

Pom, pom, pom! Love the pom!

Sandi said...

All the items are so beautiful! I think I stumbled across this organization awhile back.....If your looking for unique Christmas gifts, you have found your place!

I have to say I'm loving your POM bag the most!

Merry Christmas,
Sandi

Walters91 said...

love the pom bag....

Walters91 said...

liked them on FB..love the story.
`polly walters

LorrieAnn Grayson said...

this is an awesome organization! i would love to win.
-lorrie ann

LorrieAnn Grayson said...

i fb liked
lorrie ann

chrissiwithab said...

Paige the bags are lovely.
I am lovin' the Zghir Shanta.

marmee said...

nice thing to support.

i liked them on f/b.
went to their site.
the bag i like is jizdan sheath.

merry christmas.

Jennifer said...

What an incredible give away. I would like the Shanta Salaam bag. Toting around a toddler while shopping...it would be graet to just swing something over shoulder/across the chest!

Jennifer said...

Loving and liking them on facebook

Anonymous said...

"...their finest gifts they bring, Pa-ra-pa-pa-POM"...would be my choice indeed!

Anonymous said...

I love the Pom as well. What an awesome organization!

amellingsworth@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I liked them on FB as well.

amellingsworth@yahoo.com

Shauna said...

Thanks for introducing us to this site! I love the POM bag and I know some friends that will love these too! I bookmarked the site, so I know where to go for some upcoming gifts I will need to purchase.

Shauna said...

I liked on facebook.

Diane said...

This is so great of you to introduce the concept. I love the pom bag, especially the one you have in the picture. I like the muted colors and the textures of the fabric. Thank you for sharing this!

Georgia said...

Tweeted and FB like!!! I may just have to order me one!!!

Jboo said...

Wow -- beautiful! All their bags are so pretty -- think the pom would work best for me!

janet

The Garcias said...

I liked them on FB

-Jessica Garcia

Rebecca said...

The bags are amazing....but I really fell in love with the story.

Thanks for sharing that!

Rebecca Frame

Rebecca said...

I LOVE this organization - what a wonderful giveaway. I visited their site - like all of their items but I think the Pom is my favorite bag.
Would love to win this generous give-away! I visited their site; FB liked and re-tweeted (rstainback) your tweet about the giveaway.
~Rebecca~

Gail said...

I am known by my group of friends as..."THE BAG QUEEN" As I know a good bag when I see one!!! AND......OH yeahhhhhh these look GREAT!!!! Congrats to who ever wins this great catch!!! Merry Christmas!!!!

Dana said...

LOVE the Pom bag...and especially the organization behind it! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

Great organization. My friend Denise helps run it. Love their stuff. Thanks for the opportunity Paige.

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful organization....thank you for the chance to win....i like the Shanta Salaam ☺

(michelle from facebook!)

Ellie said...

I love the pom bag also! In the yummy asian blue fabric please!

Merry Christmas!

xo ellie

Kat said...

Those bags are beautiful and so is the story behind them! I love the POM bags as well. Great style, shape and size. Perfect for toting around town!

Kat said...

I like them on FB.

Jess said...

I really like the Jizdan Sheath. Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa C. said...

I'd have to buy the lapel slider. I'm in need of a case for my Kindle. Great organization!

Chris said...

What a great giveaway and introduction to a great product with a awesome story, thank you! I love the kbir shanty and the pom.

Chris said...

I liked on fb too.

Sue said...

love the Pom bag! Great organization

Tina said...

Love stoping buy your site. I too have teen daughters. One in second year of college allot to talk about on that subject. And a senior in high school. Thank you for all you share. Merry Christmas to you and your family from ours. Anything would be beautiful in my eyes to have not picky in anyway. I think being suprised is fun. Glad you share the picture of your purse beautiful. Thought i would enter.

David said...

Awesome! God Bless.

suzannah said...

Beautiful bags. My favorite is the pom bag. P.S. You have very lovely tastes. =)