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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Women's Bean Project Review & Giveaway


I have something very exciting to share with you just in time for your holiday gift-giving.  Not only will you bless the person you give the gift to, but you will also bless an organization that's purpose is to help women.  

Since 1989 we have been helping women break the cycle of poverty and unemployment. We are a nonprofit organization that teaches job readiness and life skills for entry-level jobs through employment in our gourmet food production and handmade jewelry manufacturing businesses. Women come with the goal of transforming their lives and moving toward self sufficiency.

When I discovered this organization, I knew it was something I could get behind.  But 
what could I do?  Well, get a product, blog about and share with my readers.  I was sent 
the soup/cornbread gift basket pictured above.   Nice, huh?

If you like the picture, I think you will love it once it is turned into soup and cornbread!  YUM!

My first dilemma came the day I decided I was going to use this for supper.  Beans need to be soaked over night....well, I didn't do that....oh,no....now what?  As I continued to read the instructions I read these words:

"Soak beans overnight OR microwave beans covered with water in a partially covered container at 100% power for 15 minutes....."  

I did not know this quick tip for preparing beans for the unprepared cook!  



3 1/2 hours later we were enjoying THIS:


Here's my dad slurping away at his soup

(This was one of the last meals my dad had with us.
He can no longer eat solid food
Shortly after this picture was taken,  he was diagnosed with
terminal bone cancer and hospitalized.
 When he was discharged, he went back to Florida.)

The Women's Bean Project has an assortment of gift bundles and baskets to choose from. 
Not a fan of beans?  Well everyone loves cookies!  Try this cookie bundle.  Or how about a a bundle for that tea lover?  There's a dip bundle for your veggies or chips, too!
They even offer a line of gourmet foods!  Check it out!

The Women's Bean Project has teamed up with female jewelry designers to teach the program participates the skills to create handmade jewelry.  Each piece is a beautiful, limited edition necklace or set of earrings at very affordable prices!  

Learn more about this project by reading the "What We Do" section of the website.  I think you will agree that 'what they do' is a wonderful service to struggling women.  And now that you are informed, you can help too by visiting Womensbeanproject.com and begin your holiday shopping.

One of you can win the bundle that I received.  Just complete the mandatory entries first, then as many optional entries as you'd like on the form below:




Winner will be drawn on November 9, 2011 and notified via email contact!  


29 comments:

  1. You can donate online.

    (Ericka Todd)

    humanecats at gmail dot com

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  2. Love the idea of the Vehicle Donations!

    outofthemist AT gmail DOT com

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  3. I would say host a bean party. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  4. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    Vehicle Donations

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  5. i love gift bundles make shopping so easy

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  6. You can donate online.

    hebert024 at aoldot com

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  7. Donate to Vehicles for Charity
    kendra G

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  8. You can have BeanSprouts Fundraisers and sell products to support their programs and yours. Great programs!

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  9. I think this is a great way to help women. I love This as a gift idea. I am now a new follower. I learned of your giveaway and site from the tightwadinutah. I am not following you on GFC and Networked blogs and I am entering your giveaway. I would love for you to visit me@http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com

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  10. I would have a chili diner fundraiser/competition
    hannah
    yellow turtle 123 @yahoo.com

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  11. You can give an easy online donation.

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

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  12. You can donate your time or even vehicles

    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Also, I am sorry to hear about your dad being diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. ):

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  13. Another way you can donate to this cause is by Memorial or In Honor of Gifts.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  14. You can donate your old car.
    tzufelt05at yahoo.com

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  15. can do a fundraiser!

    hazel
    hwilcox2008@gmail.com

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  16. I would like to take a moment and say that your dad is precious. I am so sorry about his diagnosis, and it is so personal that you shared that with us, I am so happy he enjoyed his meal, I have tears in my eyes, as I write this, and I dont even know you! Bless you and your family...and If I win this, I think I will make it for my dad...you inspired me.

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  17. Some sort of cook off to raise money could help

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  18. You can become a volunteer for the organization.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  19. You can donate your time by volunteering.

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  20. @SockMonkeyMills
    Now you've made ME cry ;)

    If you win, I want to hear how your dad enjoyed his soup & cornbread!

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  21. vehicle and online donations
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  22. you can donate a vehicle for charity and designate the sale proceeds to go to Womens Bean Project

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  23. You can make a monetary donation online or in kind donations of items they need

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  24. SO sorry to hear about your dad's health! We just celebrated (?!) our first year without my dad due to colon cancer. A very dificult year it has been. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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