Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pearl Girls: Encountering grit, experiencing grace

Angie: Stories you need to read told by women whose writing uplifts and inspires you. Each one a few minutes to enrich a moment, a day, and open doors to healing and growth. I love this book because it layers significance into the pages and beyond into the real world through the 100% of the royalties going to support women's safety and building a well in Uganda. Significant because personal growth = powerful living! When we lead lives that use our brokenness to help others, we are living out God's grace and purpose. It's in that grace and purpose that we are most fulfilled. Please buy this book, enjoy the true stories from women you'll admire, and be a part of a significant cause to better the lives of women and children.

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Pearl Girls from Michael J Garvey on Vimeo

Connecting Hearts and Souls to Impact the World.

100% of the royalties go directly to two charities:
WINGS (women in need growing stronger). The proceeds will help fund a Safe House in the Chicago suburbs. It costs $50 a night to provide safe shelter for a woman and her children. During this economy, WINGS is receiving even more phone calls for a safe place to stay. Already, the Pearl Girls have provided 60 nights with the advance royalties. www.wingsprogram.com

Hands of Hope. The proceeds will help build wells in Uganda for school children. Can you imagine a child at school without a water fountain in the hallway where he or she can grab a quick sip of water in between classes on a hot day? These children have to drink from puddles and other water sources which carry diseases and parasites. It costs $12,000 to build a well in Uganda. Already, the Pearl Girls have provided funds to build ¼ of a well. www.handsofhopeonline.org

A note from Margaret McSweeney:
Inspired by the many women who opened their lives and shared their stories in Pearl Girls: Encountering Grit, Experiencing Grace, we have created sister site, Post-a-Pearl. A place to continue the connection and encouragement the book began. I hope you will take the opportunity to connect through the Post-a-Pearl site. Please post your own Pearl story and reach out to share your own story with others. Collaborating is an important purpose of Pearl Girls. We connect to make a difference in the world.

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