TC Giveaway : June

The Akola Project – The spirit of Love

The Terra Cotta Woman believes what goes around comes around and nothing feels better than helping those in need.  This June we celebrate that spirit of love and generosity from The Akola Project out of Uganda. The word Akola translates to mean, “to work in the spirit of love” in the Lusago dialect.

The Akola Project is a partner of the UAPO, the Ugandan American Partnership Organization, that was founded in 2007 to actively participate in Uganda’s development through sustainable partnerships. Buying these gorgeous necklaces supports over 200 women in rural villages that face incredible hardships of poverty, drought, and disease. In fact, one fourth of the women from the Akola’s project have HIV/Aids.

“The project generates valuable income for school fees, medical care, and food, empowering women to uplift the lives of their families and communities.”[vimeo 32516759 w=640]

These gorgeous necklaces are made from handmade paper beads and Ethiopian pendants.  They are earthy enough to pair with your summer linens and stylish enough to add flair to a cute summer dress.  In fact, the first time we saw them was on an Annie Griffin dress in the showroom!

We are honored to not only support such an amazing organization, but share it with our community and you as well! This month we donated a necklace to our local “Art for Life’s Sake” benefit at Desotorow Gallery. Now, we are thrilled to have the chance to give you a little bit of Ugandan love!  It’s time for another…

Terra Cotta Giveaway!

One lucky lady will receive a beautiful lime green Ethiopian Coptic Necklace!  You may enter the giveaway starting now and ending at 11:59 pm (est) on *July 8th, 2012.  We will announce the winner soon afterwards.

*UPDATE – the giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who came into the store and who entered online.  Congratulations to Laura H, we have sent you an e-mail.

 How to Enter the Giveaway :

Come into the store and mention that you saw this giveaway on the blog.  We’ll take your name and number and after a random drawing, give you a call if you’ve won!  If you don’t live in the Savannah area or can’t make it into the store, you can still enter!  Just comment on this blog post and tell us about your favorite organization, also be sure to leave a way we can reach you if you’ve won.

Ladies, we look forward to seeing you in the shop soon!

Ciao, Terra Cotta

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10 thoughts on “TC Giveaway : June

  1. My favorite organization is ASPCA because it helps animals in need! I donate every month to this wonderful cause!

  2. My favorite is the Amazima Ministries, an organization is based out of Brentwood, TN, feeds, educates, and encourages orphaned and vulnerable children and the poor in the country of Uganda.

  3. This week I was in the store and purchased 4 necklaces for birthday gifts. It is wonderful to purchase a beautiful gift and know that it’s helping women and children who need so much!

  4. Wednesday morning I read your blog about AKOLA and was deeply moved by the efforts made to help these women and their families.
    My daughter and I came to your store and purchased a necklace for a friends birthday. I plan on returning for future necklace gifts! They are beautiful.

  5. My favorite organization is WTFO- the World Fair Trade Organization because they ensure that people are able to live and work safely, fairly, sustainably and with dignity and so consumers can enjoy goods that are not just beautiful outside, but also have human value.

  6. One of my favorite organizations is called Books for Africa. I’m a teacher, and agree with the organization that education is the great equalizer in the world, and books are at the foundation of a strong educational system. Books For Africa gives books to rural school libraries, orphanages, adult literacy programs, and community resource centers. For many children in Africa, the gift of books truly is a gift of hope.
    To learn more about this wonderful organization, check out their website:

  7. My favorite organization is The Next Generation. It is a local charity that works to make the local Children’s Hospital at Memorial at better place for kids and their families!

  8. My favorite organization is Free the People because of their work to end slavery worldwide so that every person has the freedom and happiness they deserve.

  9. Grounds for Health is a great organization that works with coffee-growing communities to establish sustainable cervical cancer prevention programs. Their goals include educating women women about cervical cancer and empowering communities so they become active players in their own health and well-being. More information can be found at:

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