Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Threads: Wear Change

I couldn't be more impressed with our amazing graphic designer Jordan Blaser . Thank you.

This past year as The Shine Project has led me to start up a non-profit organization, The Shine Scholarship Project, my life has changed. We have blessed some really amazing high school students to help them pay for college. You can watch what we've accomplished and who we've touched here.

A few months ago I started getting antsy and realized that my journey helping these youth was just beginning. I knew I needed to create a way to provide more opportunities for them, especially after they graduate high school and are transitioning into college. That's when the idea of Threads was born.

Threads is a cause driven business that changes the future of at risk youth. They come from various backgrounds, but all have one thing in common, they want to break the cycle. By employing them, we instill values of self reliance and hard work. They are paid fair wages for the bracelets they make, and in turn are able to pay their way through school. Many of Threads employees are first generation college students. They dream of becoming nurses, broadcasters, writers and engineers.

Your purchase will directly impact a student. Even beyond financial support, your belief in them is a symbol of hope and trust that they can achieve what for so long seemed impossible. By purchasing Threads you are wearing more than just a bracelet, you are wearing change.

Myself, my team of amazing interns, and 7 incredible student employees are proud to present to you Threads. The more bracelets we sell; the more kids we can employ; the more education we will help give to the future leaders of our country. And boy, are they going to be leaders.

You can go shop around for Threads and see all our styles here.
Thanks again for your endless support. Please leave your thoughts, comments to the kids, or questions below! We'd love your input on this exciting adventure, and are curious to hear what your favorite bracelets are. And make sure when you purchase your Threads, that you tag us on instagram @theshineproject in your new arm swag so we can feature you!
We'd be so grateful to have you help us spread Threads by Facebooking, Tweeting, and Pinning it for your friends to see and get involved.

Shine on.


Alysa said...

I love this idea Ashley! Congratulations!! Off to browse the shop... :)

Natalie Ensor said...

ASHLEY!!!! This is so fantastic I can't stand it! Going to browse shop now! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

Mary said...

This is so wonderful, congratulations! I just bought the neon one!!

Suzanne Scow said...


Lisa @ MMT said...

This sounds amazing! Congrats on threads!

Carly said...

Loveeeee these! Off to shop!


Sandy a la Mode said...

ok i am getting a bunch of them now!! i love the change bracelet, alyssa, luis, double wrapped bracelet!!!

Elisha(: said...

This is great!!!


Katie said...

This warms my heart and makes me a little teary-eyed. Thank you for what you do.

TicoTina said...

wow, these bracelets are gorge!!! love the whole thing! =)

Brittany@Love Stitched said...

This is AMAZING! I am so proud of you Ashley and all the amazing change you are bringing to this world! luv ya

Amanda said...

This is incredible!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Ashley, you are a visionary. I am constantly inspired by all that you do. This is the most incredible idea. Wow, I am honored to simply be a READER of yours. Thank you for all you do... for you, for your community, for the WORLD.

Kentucky United States Pageant said...

Can't even find the words to express how proud I am of you! What an inspiration you are to so many. LOVE everything on SHINE and THREADS!!!

erica said...

i really think this is so cool.


Christen said...

I want to purchase some so badly! Particularly all the wooden ones so I can wear them all at once. They're so cute and it's such a great way of helping out.
- Christen :>

lindsey said...

Congrats! This is so exciting! I love this new idea!

Charis said...

Gorgeous and affordable.. I'll be shopping on pay day :)

KFay said...

Ashley, I am so inspired by this! I'm starting at my dream job in a month...teaching at an alternative high school, and I feel the same way about my students as you do! Your support of them will change their lives. You're awesome!

Karen said...

This is such a wonderful continuation Ashley. I wear my Shine necklace all the time. Time to add some bracelets to my wrist :)

Elisha(: said...



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Kelsea @ Pink Wonderland said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and your awesome team/designers! =) These look so great!

Valentina Duracinsky said...

Wow! Love it. so. much.


Cody Viox said...

This is so great. I work with at risk youth and I know who every little bit of support (financial and otherwise) can positively impact their lives. Thanks for all you do!

Anthea Lau said...

very cute dainty bracelets - love the designs :)
would you like to follow each other?

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