Welcome back everyone! For today’s post, I wanted to share my love for an organization that helps support 350+ artisans maintain successful jobs, as well as over 174 different charities in which they have partnered. Pura Vida is an organization that sells bracelets, other jewelry items and accessories to provide jobs for many artisans around the world. Most importantly, the reason why I love this organization so much is the mission that it promotes.
According to the founders of Pura Vida, Griffin Thall and Paul Goodman, “Pura Vida” means “pure life” in Spanish, a Costa Rican philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures. Slowing things down, celebrating good fortune, and refusing to take anything for granted embodies this laid back lifestyle. “Pura Vida” means living life to the fullest. It’s more than just a saying… it’s a lifestyle.”
Giving back and helping others is at the core of this foundation, and this is something that really resonated with me. At first, when I came across the site, I thought their things were super cute, and I was excited to make my first purchase. For my birthday this past year, I decided to ask my parents to join the monthly club! Every month going forward, I would and continue to look forward to getting my Pura Vida package in the mail! I was so excited to see the new bracelets for the month, and be able to show the new creations that I received. Each month is something unique, and something that I am excited about! Although I have become a bracelet fiend, and I really love the products that Pura Vida makes and am inspired to live my happiest life. Being a part of the monthly club serves as a refresher for me, because each month I am reminded of the following things: I am reminded that there are more important things in life, to live life to the fullest, to remember to always be myself, and to truly live in the moment.
Digging deeper into their website and learning even more about their organization, I have developed a passion for the organization, which led to me taking the chance to apply for the Representative Program. When I received the notification that I had been accepted into the program, I was ecstatic. I have been given the opportunity to share my love of Pura Vida, as well as draw on my love of service in a very simplistic way. Through posts on social media and different platforms, I am allowed the opportunity to spread the word and mission of the organization as well as sport super cute pieces of jewelry! Now, I am able to share my love for the organization with all of my friends and family, and support the many different artisans, charities, etc. that are involved in the creative process.
Overall, Pura Vida is one of my favorite organizations, as you are able to wear really cute pieces, but also share the story and mission of those who are involved. Bracelets, other jewelry pieces and accessories are made with such great quality and are really worth it. The bracelets in specific are made to be waterproof and resistant to the elements, so you never have to take them off! Continuously support Pura Vida, their mission and spread the word! You can make a difference in the lives of many, to the artisans creating the pieces to the charities in which different bracelets support!
Find a charity that you would like to support, and spread awareness by simply wearing your new piece! There are many different charities that Pura Vida supports, and I am sure that you could find a bracelet that would work for you personally, a family member or a friend.
Pura Vida also provides the opportunity to fundraise. Create your own custom bracelets for your own organization, club or group and sell them for as much or as little as you would like! This is an awesome opportunity that is able to support both sides, which is different from a lot of other fundraisers. Try a new tactic to raise money for your group, and do something that can really make a difference!
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Let’s chat! Comment below your favorite organizations/charities/etc. that you support. What are your favorite ways to spread awareness for causes that you are passionate about? Are there other organizations like Pura Vida that you have heard of? Let me know your thoughts!
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“The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others.” ~Gordon B. Hinckley