Tuesday, April 28, 2009

For Moms, By Moms... Acholi Beads

Dear Friends and Family,

We wouldn't be here without our Moms. So as Mother's Day sneaks around the corner (May 10th!) it's time to start thinking about how much all those diaper changes were worth.

Of course we can never repay our Moms, but this Mother's Day you can show your Mom the appreciation she deserves by giving her beautiful Acholi Beads jewelry that supports Mothers in need on the far side of the planet. Through the power of Fair Trade and Socially Proactive Business, the sale of Acholi Beads is transforming the lives of 16 mothers in Uganda.

$3 of all Acholi Beads sales from Sunshine Papier, except for May 9 at the Malawi Connection event, will go to support the BUMC youth Southern Africa Mission Pilgrimage (June 9-26).

If you are interested in purchasing Acholi Beads for a mother or special lady during these first days of summer, please contact me at:

I have some beads in stock, and will have more Wednesday of next week.

Mother's Day Video

If you give your Mom the gift of Acholi Beads, be sure to send her a link to our brand new Mother's Day video! We made it specifically to make Moms smile, and show them how significant their new jewelry is:


Other News
Acholi Beads has been accepted into the Fair Trade Federation! This is one of the highest distinctions available to Fair Trade jewelry companies, and we are honored.

And just in case you missed it, be sure to watch our first video, which shows you the story of our Ugandan partners in HD:


Thank you deeply for your loving support of our business and our partners in Uganda. We're excited to continue growing and touching more lives on both sides of the world.

Lanecia A. Rouse of Sunshine Papier & the Acholi Beads Family

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sunshine Papier (Cards & Acholi Beads) at Arts in the Village 2009

Sunshine Papier will be at this event with Acholi Bead Jewelry and Ubuntu Collection (cards and artwork inspired by beautiful people I met on my journey to Uganda)

Arts in the Village 2009

Saturday, April 25
Belmont UMC, Corner of 21st & Acklen Ave

"It takes a village!"
Enjoy terrific live music (Brother Henry, The Early Evening, Danny Salazar, The Lowry Sisters, Amanda Cornett, Buff Jenkins, Blue Cadet Three, John Hoback, Sam Hagler and a Sudanese Dance & Music Troop), tasty treats, and fabulous art during Arts in the Village, the annual arts festival and fundraiser sponsored by Belmont’s youth. Don’t miss the fun activities for children and concerts from some of Music City’s finest. Discover artistic treasures such as arts, crafts, photography, and jewelry to give to friends or buy for yourself.

Money raised will support Belmont Youth mission opportunities in 2009: Heifer Ranch, Southern Africa Mission Pilgrimage, and Mexico VIM.

New this year will be special art offers from neighboring shops in Hillsboro Village throughout the day!

Spread the word!