On Tuesday, August 17th, nearly a dozen women gathered in their friends home for a Silpada Jewelry show with representative Kym Erickson. What made this show unique was that Erickson donated her profits to World Orphans.
About a dozen women gathered in the home of Tara Webb in Grand Rapids, Mich. As part of Erickson's presentation World Orphans Advocate Randy Phillips was able to talk about his recent trip to Kenya and share the story of one family he met on his journey that especially touched his life.
The guests then had time to peruse the jewelry and place orders through Erickson. Not only was it a fun night but approximately $200 was raised and one of the guests signed up to host her own fundraiser party. The hostess can choose which World Orphans project she wants her party funds to go toward.
"It gives me a purpose to be able to help those who have so little when we here have so much," said Erickson. "I'm bringing joy to women here in America by making them look pretty and feel good about themselves while enjoying a night out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With a small purchase of jewelry they can help out with medication, education, and food for a family."
Host Tara Webb, Randy Phillips, Jen Phillips and Silpada Rep Kym Erickson stand in front of the jewelry display at Tara's home.
Erickson is a great example of how advocates can use their existing business and/or hobbies to support the orphan and the widow.