Lets emBrace our communities

The mission of EmBracelets is to simultaneously raise money and awareness for organizations focused on community empowerment. We hope to promote and support racial, gender, and educational equality. 
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About EmBracelet's

A message from Olivia Castel, our Founder

EmBracelet’s raises awareness for important social justice causes while raising money to support the cause at the same time. The way EmBracelet's works is when you purchase the bracelet of your choice, 75% of the proceeds will be donated to the focus organization - the organization EmBracelet's has chosen to support for a 3 month period. The other 25% of the proceeds are used for supplies and labor costs. Embracelet’s began as I realized that beaded bracelets were gaining popularity again and I thought about how easy it would be to make and sell them, then I realized that in light of the chaos occurring in the world, it would be impactful to donate the money to organizations focused around community empowerment.

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Current Focus Organization

          Around the world, girls are denied the fundamental right to education, and this needs to change. According to UNESCO estimates, over 130 million girls around the world are out of school. 

         For our next focus organization, we have chosen Girl Rising, an organization that aims to change the way the world values girls and advance girls’ right to quality education. Girl Rising produces original content, launches educational programs, and builds movements in order to create change so that girls are free to go to school, complete their education, and pursue futures of their choosing. The organization uses local expertise to integrate its programs and content into areas where the power of girls’ education is overlooked. Their work builds confidence and agency in girls and works to change attitudes and social norms so that communities stand up against gender discrimination. 

            We chose Girl Rising after we had noticed that the lack of education for girls in under-resourced countries is a pressing issue, yet it is often ignored. We hope that our bracelets will raise awareness about the importance of educating all girls and spark conversation about the ways in which we can help girls overcome the challenges that prevent them from being educated. We will be donating specifically to Girl Rising’s program in Guatemala, which works with community leaders to diminish gender-based violence. In Guatemala, girls receive an average of 4.1 years of schooling while boys receive an average of 5.9 years of schooling, highlighting the disparities in education by gender. Girl Rising has launched a radio show to empower girls and educate communities in Guatemala as well. So far, they have worked with over 900 families through local organizations to explore how rigid gender norms can be harmful.

 

Past Focus Organizations

Girl Rising

We raised $1,700!

We chose Girl Rising as our third focus organization in order to raise awareness about an often ignored, yet pressing issue: the lack of l education for girls in under-resourced countries. According to UNESCO estimates, over 130 million girls around the world are out of school. Girl Rising is an organization that aims to change the way the world values girls and advance girls’ right to quality education. The organization produces original content, launches educational programs, and builds movements in order to create change so that girls are free to go to school, complete their education, and pursue futures of their choosing. We donated specifically to Girl Rising’s program in Guatemala, which works with community leaders to diminish gender-based violence. In Guatemala, girls receive an average of 4.1 years of schooling while boys receive an average of 5.9 years of schooling, highlighting the disparities in education by gender. So far, Girl Rising has worked with over 900 families through local organizations to explore how rigid gender norms can be harmful.

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Fair Fight

We raised $1,110

Our second focus organization was Fair Fight, a Georgia-based organization that aims to end the disenfranchisement of US citizens. Fair Fight mobilizes voters by promoting fair voting around the country, educating voters about their rights, encouraging voter participation, and helping voters make informed decisions. The organization was founded in 2014 by the accomplished politician Stacey Abrams after she witnessed firsthand the mismanagement of the 2018 Georgia election by the Secretary of State's Office. Through Fair Fight, Abrams seeks to ensure that every American has a voice in the election process. We chose to support Fair Fight's efforts to mobilize voters and ensure fair voting processes before the Senate run-off elections in Georgia, which took place on January 5, 2021. Ultimately, a total of five million people voted, which was the most in the state's history!

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Campaign Zero

We raised $1,000!

Campaign Zero was our first focus organization and they aim to end police brutality in the US.  They plan to achieve this through ten clear policy proposals that will ultimately limit police intervention, improve community interaction, and ensure accountability. The funds we raised supported the analysis of countrywide policing practices, organizers leading similar campaigns, the development of model legislation, and practices that will end police violence, and the research of effective solutions.

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