Creating Pearls with Purpose
Wendy Bird thought she was going to be creating jewelry in Utah.  Instead she ended up creating opportunities for families internationally. In 2002 Wendy woke up one morning and checked [...]
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Pearl Pledge Highlight: Lindsey
Pearl Pledger Lindsey Orrock When I was in high school I was involved in everything.  If a fund was being raised, a ball was being tossed, if cookies needed to [...]
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Creating a Future
Kea Botevy making jewelry with young Pearlologist Like most stories from modern Cambodia, our story begins in April 1975, when Khmer Rouge party leader Pol Pot marched his teenage troops [...]
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Pearl Pledge Highlight: Kindra, Ms. Utah United States 2016
“Act under the assumption that if you’re not doing it, someone is not getting it. Your voice matters–in your world–in your sphere of influence.”   -Kindra Kauer   When I met [...]
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Nanette: Pearlologist
We wanted to give the artisans who make the Pearls with Purpose jewelry a title.  We call them Pearlologist. In 2015, our co-op leader Lani interviewed her fellow Pearlologist in [...]
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Pearl Pledge Highlight: Whitney
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” -Frederick Douglass Our Pearl Pledge program is rooted in celebrating daily simple acts of service.  There is no [...]
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Create Gratitude
A summer storm has rolled in this early (2 a.m.) morning. It’s breaking the heavy heat and for that I’m thankful.  I’m awake, I’ve just coaxed my 7 month Eloise [...]
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Pearl Pledge Highlight: Sophia
Sophia looking resplendent in the Pearl Pledge necklace. Service to others is special when it’s personal.  To be served by someone feels like opening up a package full of “You [...]
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Handmade is Heartmade
My hands do many things.  They sort socks, scrub sinks, spoon-feed squash.  They tuck shirts, sheets, and messes away.  In the best times they clap and cheer, in the worst [...]
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Pearl Pledge Spokeswoman: Megan
Even at the happiest place on earth Megan has service on the brain.  On a recent trip to Disneyland she walked right past the turkey legs and Dole Whips to [...]
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