How much does it frustrate you to lose one of your earrings? Without the set, that orphaned earring you’re left with is pretty much useless. Unless you have Doc Brown’s Delorean and can go back to 1988, when the singular earring trend was hot, it’s just a sad day, particularly if the earrings were valuable or sentimental. I always get a similar feeling when I see a stray mitten on the street.
Yet, we hold on to these orphaned earrings with hopes that we’ll find the other one when we shake out our shirts, take off our bras or are picking something up off the floor. But, alas, these singular baubles just sit at the bottom of the jewelry box reminding you that you can’t wear them any longer.
Eventually we finally face it, that orphaned earring’s partner just isn’t coming back. But now what? Do you just throw the earring away? It seems like such a waste.
The Orphaned Earring is not only breathing new life into these stray earrings in your jewelry box but are putting them to work in ways that are quite incredible. Send them your orphaned earring(s) and they will find a beautiful home for it – as the centerpiece of a beautiful bracelet!
Not only will The Orphaned Earring use your cast-off to create a beautiful bracelet but the sale of it will go towards helping children children in Nicaragua, Santa Fe Colombia, Guatemala and Rosarito, Mexico that are temporarily living in special homes, are orphans or that have been abandoned.
By recycling orphaned earrings and unused jewelry, they create a win-win situation; they care for the planet, avoiding jewelry to end in landfils while uniting communities across the U.S. to support abandoned and neglected children in Latin America. Every month the Orphaned Earring sends cash donations to five orphanages to buy essential food and grains to feed children living in very impoverished communities.
They provide school supplies, clothes, arts & crafts, birthday and holiday parties as a way to help them heal and feel loved. 100% of all sales and donations benefit the children.
While the creator of this ingenious idea, Denisse Montalvan, understands that beautiful bracelets created by orphaned earrings certainly won’t solve all the problems the orphans in these regions face, their vision is to provide activities, celebrations, fun times and plenty of smiles through art and music to orphanages around the world and will do so by selling one bracelet at a time.
Orphans helping orphans, it’s a win-win.
Get involved by donating. They take all kinds of jewelry including orphaned earrings, unused bracelets, necklaces, broches, beads and all jewelry making materials. You can, of course, shop of a kind bracelets made from recycled jewelry and the products they bring back when they visit each orphanage. Either for yourself or for a friend, shop knowing that you are making a difference in this world by simply shopping with meaning.
In addition, if you are looking to support these children in need, you can donate clothing too. These kids need new clothes (for ages 2-15) including undies, sport bras and light weight shoes (size 2T- adult 7). Every other month they ship out boxes of clothes and vitamins so they are always in need of these items. They also take Quinceanera dresses. The Orphaned Earring is also registered with AmazonSmile, a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of all eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations like this one. Simply visit org.amazon.com and select Orphaned Earring to start supporting our cause. Lastly, If you live near the South Bay/Los Angeles are, you can come to The Orphaned Earring’s jewelry making events where you can spend time breaking down and sorting jewelry or making bracelets.
Get shopping on TheOrphanedEarring.com to help those children in needs and find out more about donating your own orphaned earrings here.