As I promised in my previous blog post, I also found a great accessory for your new year's eve party and a new-to-me non-profit - Peace Games - that will receive 20% from its sale online. It is the Amanda satin fold-over clutch made by Coach ($298). It has a detachable ball chain strap and comes in 5 bright and festive colors.
Peace Games imagines a world where every child has the skills, knowledge, supportive relationships, and opportunities to prevent violence and build safer communities. A world where individuals and institutions believe in the power of young people and that violence – in all of its forms – can be prevented. Peace Games believes that this goal is best achieved by building the capacity of schools and community groups to implement holistic, peace and justice education programs.
Peace Games was born from the vision of Dr. Francelia Butler, who brought together the power of play with the power of peace. Between 1992 and 1996, Harvard University students ran the peace games until it became an independent non-profit organization. In 2000, Peace Games opened its second office in Los Angeles. After great bicoastal success, Peace Games became a national organization in 2005, doubling in size by partnering with schools in both New York City and Chicago. Now in its fifteenth year, Peace Games has worked with over 35,000 elementary and middle school students, recruited and trained over 4,100 college and community volunteers, and worked with nearly 12,000 family members to encourage peacemaking at home.
Combining the power of play with the power of peace - now that sounds like a new year's resolution we should all make. Happy New Year to all and thanks for supporting my new blog!