Monday, December 3, 2012

Kiss Kiss!

Our darling Nathaniel was born just one day before the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti. I didn't watch any TV during my two days in the hospital with him because my heart and mind were unable to process the fact that I was holding a perfect, precious, strong, healthy baby boy and getting access to incredible health care while thousands of men, women and children were suffering so horribly in a neighboring country.

The two events -- the birth of my second son and the earthquake -- are tied together in my mind and remind me to count my blessings.

When my friend Leticia gave me the opportunity to learn -- and share -- about Maiden Nation and the Kiss Kiss Bracelet, I jumped at it!

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The Kiss Kiss Bracelets are named for the signature Haitian greeting of a peck on each cheek. They are part of a new line of Chan Luu jewelry created especially for Maiden Nation by members of Hands Together Cooperative in Haiti, in partnership with the Glamour Women of the Year Fund Initiative and the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative. Each purchase will help the survivors of the 2010 earthquake build a new life by supporting this new business. Additionally, for every bracelet sold, $6 will be donated to Sean Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization to support community development in Haiti. AND, to support victims in the U.S. and Haiti coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Maiden Nation will also donate $2 to the American Red Cross.

I love this project for so many reasons. First, Maiden Nation's tag line is "Where Visionary Women Rule" -- swoon! Second, these projects aren't just a band aid. They are about empowering women (and therefore the whole community, right?) to shape and improve their own way of life.

I hope you'll take a few minutes to learn more about Maiden Nation. Wouldn't a Kiss Kiss Bracelet make a wonderful gift for your hip babysitter, friend, sister, niece or child's teacher?

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Kiss Kiss Bracelet but was not required to blog about it or compensated in any way. All opinions are my own.

Original post by Smiling Mama. Thanks for reading!


  1. Sounds like a great option for a teacher gift !

  2. I'm so glad you love your Kiss-Kiss bracelet and the things that Maiden Nation represents! It's such a great collaborative with a powerful mission!


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