HATS FOR THE AMERICAN HOMELESS

THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE ILIZWE EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE

THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE ILIZWE EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE

THE XHOSA HAT, NOMBULELO (A founding member of Ilizwe empowerment), AND THE CHILDREN WE SERVE

THE XHOSA HAT, NOMBULELO (A founding member of Ilizwe empowerment), AND THE CHILDREN WE SERVE

We have an idea that will honor our commitment to empowering the residents of Nomathamsanqa, South Africa, and bring warmth and comfort to those in need in the United States. Here is how it works.

Members of UP's Ilizwe Empowerment Initiative crochet Xhosa-style hats, and we pay them a wage that is well beyond what they receive for much more laborious work. Crafters may work in the Ilizwe Empowerment workshop or in the privacy of their own homes, allowing them to care for their children and take a more active role in their upbringing. 

We then offer you their creations for purchase. When you buy a hat, you may donate it to a homeless shelter in your area, or you may have us donate your purchase to a homeless shelter in Rhode Island, our home state.

100% of the profits from the sale of the hats will be reinvested in the Ilizwe Empowerment Initiative.

100%. 

Imagine that.

Let's do this.

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