Giving Back: SWAG That Changes Lives

  • Giving Back: SWAG That Changes Lives

    BeadforLife lifts up women in Uganda.

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

BeadforLife introduces a new way for companies to empower women by bringing recycled paper bead lanyards and jewelry to their meetings and events. The nonprofit partners with women in Uganda who create beautiful jewelry and handcrafted items from recycled paper to earn income and lift their families from poverty. The sustainability goes deeper, as BeadforLife invests profits from bead sales into entrepreneurial training programs throughout Africa, so women can launch small businesses, increase their confidence and income and transform their lives. The organization invites companies to partner by hosting events, providing meaningful co-branded gifts, or through organized volunteerism.

Mind Meld: Find fresh industry insight from peers and innovators on the go. 

 

Skip the ballroom and take your meeting to sea!

 

California is one of the most abundant agricultural regions in the world, but a startling number of residents aren’t always sure where their next meal will come from. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, one in eight Californians struggles with hunger. The situation is especially startling for children; one in five is food insecure.

Hunger is not a supply problem, it’s a logistics challenge. And the meetings and events industry is full of logistics-minded people who are in a position to chip away at it.