Holiday Extravaganza

Art by Katie Rogers, Paper Fashion

Art by Katie Rogers at PaperFashion.net

Come join us as we kick off this season with a

Holiday Extravaganza

Saturday, November 21, 2015
10:30am – 4:30pm

Our local showroom is located at:
303 Post Avenue in Napa, Ca.

(Silverado Trail and Post St. Napa. across from Big D Burgers)

We have wonderful Holiday Gifts each hand created from alpaca and pima cotton: ponchos, sweaters, hats, scarfs, gloves and jewelry.

Each item is honestly sourced ethical fashion.

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“Give the gift that gives back” this season and empower a women in an

“at-risk” community because,

“The success of every single woman is the inspiration for another”.

Let Our Hands For Hope make your gift giving easy.

We would also like to thank Katie Rogers for her allowing us to use her beautiful artwork and allowing us to add our text. We are a huge fan of her work and her generosity. See more of Katie’s art here.

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3 Strands Break Free Run

Our Hands For Hope takes every opportunity to partner up with 3 Strands Break Free to raise awareness and education to combat trafficking.

Since we work directly with women in “at risk” communities to offer job mentoring, training and opportunities, we look forward to our booth at events like these to showcase our items.

We will have a booth at the Lake Merritt run with great gift items for this holiday season.

Break Free Run proceeds go to educating youth and adults about what to be on the look out for. They go into high schools, colleges, communities, corporations, non-profit and faith-based organizations across the U.S. to increase awareness and prevention efforts.

The next 5k and 10k run is scheduled for November 7th, 2015, in Oakland, California.

To register, volunteer, or to donate click here.

 Join us for this great event!

The Gift That Gives Back

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Our Hands For Hope is built upon empowering women all over the world in at-risk communities.  One cause we are most passionate about is helping the girls and young women who have been rescued from sex trafficking.  One organization we have teamed up with this holiday season is a New Day For Children based in California.

A New Day For Children offers safe houses, education, medical and therapeutic help to American young girls ages 10 and up who have been rescued. They also offer mentorship, job placement, and support to furthering their education.

They are currently working on building two new facilities. One for girls from 10-17 and the other 18 and up who don’t have safe homes to return to after rehabilitation.

So for this holiday season, “Give the gift that gives back”.

A portion of all purchases from Our Hands For Hope now until December 31, 2015 will go to

New Day For Children.

SHOP NOW on line 24/7

Show your support and use the code: NEWDAY when you check out.

Our warehouse location is OPEN UNTIL December 19, 2015:

Fridays 12 – 4:30

Saturdays 10:30 – 2:30

303 Post St. Napa, CA USA 94559

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Each knit is hand made by women in “at-risk” communities who are redefining their lives.

Every purchase made at

Our Hands For Hope

directly supports independent, entrepreneurial, women artisans.

Game Day Glam!

By: Cinthya Rubio, Marketing and Communications Director @ Our Hands For Hope

The 2014 World Series is the 110th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series. This year two amazing teams, The San Francisco Giants and The Kansas City Royals, are facing each other to see who takes the title and bragging rights of being Champion.

Today game 7 will be played and the team that wins takes it all!

Usually when attending a baseball game or party, it is customary to wear the team colors that you are cheering for. If you have a team t-shirt or jersey, that will definitely score you some extra fashion points. Showing off your fashion sense at these events is usually not a prerequisite to attend, but have fun with it, it is “America’s Pastime” after all!

I have put together two looks for todays World Series. The name of the game is “Game Day Glam“!

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 Dress up that team t-shirt! One of this seasons trends is leather or pleather. Dont want to look like you arrived on a Harley Motorcycle?
Soften up the look by adding a lacy “Greta” Scarf!

 

KC Royals GameDay

 

Blue Jeans are always a great go-to wardrobe piece but for some extra glam look for some that have a metallic finish, glitzy and shiny accents are coming strong this season. Add some extra texture to this sleek look with a “Luchita” Sweater and a “Mirna” Beanie.

Visit www.OurHandsForHope.com to check out our Fall/Winter collection and stock up on must have items for your wardrobe.

Celebrating Inspirational Women: Cheryl Murray

 

 “My Mom is the Definition of Selfless…”

By: Shayla Newman 

My mother and I have always been close. She’s my everything. But I am not writing to talk about our relationship but what an amazing woman she is.

My mom was unable to have children and I was made possible by her friend carrying me for her. Since the first day I was born I have never seen so much love come from one person. My mom is the definition of selfless. Not only has she always done for me, she is always doing for others.

My mom has owned her family daycare for over 30 years. She is not only good at her job, she has an outpouring of love for each and every child that comes through her door. I truly believe it was Gods plan for her to have only one child so she could love all the other children she has helped raise throughout the years.

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It has only been since I have had my daughter that I have truly come face to face with what an amazing woman she is. She is so patient, so kind, and so caring with my daughter and with others. She works with 12 children everyday, keeps her house in order, prepares meals for the children and my father, and does it all with a smile on her face. She finds true joy in helping others.

She is truly an amazing woman.

Shayla too, is a creative and inspirational woman. Not only does she use her creative expression in her daughters wardrobe (as seen above) she is  a young and successful entrepreneur. She owns and operates her own styling salon, Chandelier, in Napa, California. 

                                                                                                                                                          Terisa co-founder/owner @ Our Hands For Hope

Celebrating Inspirational Women: Lynna Roberts

Two weeks ago we launched Celebrating Inspirational Women for Mother’s Day. We sent word-out through cyberland requesting stories and quotes of #InspirationalWomen. I have been touched by the love, honor, and gratitude in the words we receive each day. The following story is from Kelly Bilco, a woman whom I regard as an #InspirationalWoman. She has opened her heart and home to Our Hands For Hope as we embarked on the quest of moving into Washington area stores. Kelly wrote this beautiful and heartfelt story about her mom.

Terisa Co-Founder/Owner@ Our Hands For Hope

 “A woman of beauty, style, substance  and strength.”

By: Kelly Roberts Bilco (daughter of Lynna)

Lynna Roberts … A woman of beauty, style, substance  and strength. As a child bride of a soldier in the US Army, a young mom with three small children at the age of 22, Lynna found herself parenting much of the time alone and away from her own Mother and family members. Her rise to the challenge was just the beginning of shaping who she is today. Life wasn’t always easy and she was a rock and a constant in the midst of a lot of change. It took a great deal of skill to make a home beautiful with the little money they had.  Her home has always been her castle and it shows!  Her children were always dressed fashionably because of her amazing style and flair for flash and her knack for bargain shopping. At the beautiful age of almost 70, her  children grown with children of their own, (and a new great grandmother of two) Lynna continues to pour into the lives of everyone she comes in contact with. Always lighting up the room with her infectious laughter, offering a word of encouragement and hope. She continues to help others in so many ways. Decorating their homes, helping them with their fashion and beauty, and more importantly, always loving people and giving them what they need.  Her generosity is off the charts. After battling breast cancer this last year – she has been an inspiration and example to many. Always reaching out to the hurting and showing compassion and giving hope to the many people that have come forward with cancer stories of their own. She is such a light to all who come in contact with her. As the pastors wife of a church in Northern VA, she has the platform to mentor, teach and encourage women all around her. She has blessed so many with her beauty, light and love.

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Lynna Roberts exemplifying grace, compassion, style, beauty and substance…

Celebrating 50 years of marriage this past  January 31st,  you will see a glimpse of the beauty she exemplifies in this photo, as she lights up when the doors open and she sees a sanctuary of people who love and honor her! All there to  surprise her! She never had a real wedding or a wedding dress! Ready to walk down the aisle to celebrate 50 years of love and life… She exemplifies grace, compassion, style, beauty and substance… in every sense of these words.

Huffington Post/Marlo Thomas

We are so excited here at Our Hands For Hope to be featured on Huffington Post Impact page and MarloThomas.com

Here is the quote from Marlo…Yep we’re on first name terms right now…

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don’t have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing us — that there is always time to start a new dream. This week’s story is about one woman who created a bucket list to fulfill her lifelong dreams and wound up creating jobs for over 60 women in Peru. -– Marlo, MarloThomas.com

The Mustard Seed

The mustard seed.
 
A tiny seed that is only 1-2 mm in diameter.
Photo Credit: Georgetown edu. Artist: Dorothy Woodward
Yet,…“when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree,
so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches”….
Gospel of Matthew
I don’t think it is a coincidence that our first retail store partner is,
Like the tiny mustard seed, the small beginnings of Our Hands For Hope has been planted here, and now we look forward to it’s continued growth so that the birds of the air can come and lodge in it’s branches.
We are so pleased to announce that The Mustard Seed Clothing Co. is now carrying our hand knits.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley, California, this boutique has been named
“Best clothing boutique in the Napa Valley”
for sixteen straight years in a row!
Stop by, browse the shop, and tell Barbara Wiggins the owner “thank you ” for offering Her hands to work with Our Hands so that we all can make a difference in the lives of others.
The Mustard Seed Clothing Co. 1301 Napa Town Center, Napa California