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You’re Invited: “Rising” Party! (high-quality goods & a $50 gift certificate just for showing up!)


Come Party!

Giving gifts this holiday season? Here’s an opportunity to have your spending benefit low-income business women and artisans in some of the most dangerous regions in the world, as well as the women here in your own neighborhood!

I am hostessing a Rising International home-shopping party on Sunday, December 16th from 6-8pm, at Pin-ups for the Planet™ headquarters in Santa Cruz, California. I am giving free $50 Pin-ups for the Planet™ gift certificates to everyone who attends, no purchase necessary! (Can’t attend live? See “Virtual Party!” below.)

Rising International is a non-profit organization based here in Santa Cruz, California. I had the pleasure of photographing their Hands of Hope celebration in October, where I learned about their mission to end extreme world poverty in this lifetime. They partner with women in the harshest regions, who are working to improve the lives of their families and the conditions of their communities. These women make the most incredible, high-quality goods — like gold jewelry, silk bags and toys, beaded accessories, even the most gorgeous woven collars and leashes for your beloved pets! (Examples below!)

Come support this cause, and get a free $50 Pin-ups for the Planet™ gift certificate — just for showing up, no purchase necessary.


Learn more about Rising International in this short video. You’ll get the idea by watching from minute 1:10 until minute 3:00, but you are welcome to enjoy the full 7 minutes if you like.

Video: Carmel Jud, Executive Director, Rising International

Product Examples!

Bracelets and earrings are available for as low as $5. Most products range between $15 and $50, with average purchases being $35. While all goods are of the utmost quality (they amazed me in person!), some very high-end products are available over the $100 mark. Here are some examples for you:

Click the image to visit the product page!


Virtual Party!

For those of you who cannot attend live on December 16th in Santa Cruz, I am doing a Virtual Party starting TODAY through December 23rd, 2012. Here’s how it works:

1) Simply visit the Rising International Online Store to make your purchases. (Though, if you come to the live event you will see an even greater selection of products!) You may also get Rising Int. Gift Certificates, or simply make a donation.

2) Email me so I can count you as a participant! Let’s see how big we can make this! I can be reached at

3) Get a free $50 Pin-ups for the Planet gift certificate when you include a copy of your receipt in your email. No purchase or donation is too small! (No purchase necessary to get a free gift certificate when you come to the live party.)

If you are attending the Virtual Party, please RSVP on Facebook AND comment on the wall: “I’m going to the Virtual Party!” (that way I’ll have a proper attendance count for the live event). THANK YOU!!!