Zambia Design Academy Post #2

May 22

Zambia Design Academy Post #2

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m preparing (and super excited!) to go to Zambia to vist Esther’s Needs Care Center and spend a few days training ladies in the sewing program (you can read about that here.) Scissors, scissors and more scissors… Esther mentioned to me that good quality scissors are hard to come by, so I thought it would be great to...

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Giveaway Winner

Mar 22

Giveaway Winner

Thanks you so much to all of you who left comments last week on our Walk With Esther Post! We truly feel blessed to be able to help support her on this amazing journey! Here’s a fun picture she shared with us of her kids receiving new shoes. Can you see the tiny TOMS labels? We love TOMS and their “One For One Movement” My girls new that the idea...

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A Walk With Esther Give-Away!

Mar 12

A Walk With Esther Give-Away!

Hi everyone, Here is a beautiful new video of Esther and the wonderful children we help support in Zambia – through Liberty Jane Gives Back! We’d love for you to watch the video, and just for fun, if you watch it, and then comment with 1 thing you appreciated about it below, we’ll choose one comment at random, and give the winner a fun prize. A...

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Meeting Esther Mkandawire

Nov 11

Meeting Esther Mkandawire

  On Friday we were so incredibly blessed to have a chance to meet Esther Mkandawire. Esther is the director of the Needs Care Center in Lusaka Zambia, and is our partner working to coordinate the Sewing & Tailoring Training Program. She told us that of the first 20 graduates, 10 have found full-time jobs, and the remaining 10 are working together using the...

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Our New Charity – Sew Powerful

Oct 01

Our New Charity – Sew Powerful

So we are working hard to set up our new charity. The website is still under construction, but set up enough for a sneak peak… You can check it out at www.sewpowerful.org You can read more about why we are starting it by reading this update here Let us know what you think! Jason &...

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When Liberty Jane Meets Toms

Oct 01

When Liberty Jane Meets Toms

So we don’t know what it’s like where you live, but up here in Seattle Toms shoes are all the rage. Our 13 year old daughter first told us about them. Then we became big fans as we started to learn about their business model. Then we bought the book – Start Something That Matters by the founder Blake Mycoskie. It is like a perfect expression of...

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Sewing Charity Start-Up

Sep 10

Sewing Charity Start-Up

  As you guys know we’ve been doing Liberty Jane Gives Back projects for a couple of years now. Using funds from our Liberty Jane business to fund various charitable efforts, most specifically the orphanage & sewing project in Zambia. But that was never the full vision. LJGives Back has been an abbreviated and incomplete version of what we ultimately...

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Romanian Orphans Project

Sep 04

Romanian Orphans Project

Hi everyone, In Romania, orphans who are preparing to be released from the institute need job skills training. World Vision has a fantastic program to help make that possible. It is our featured project for August & September. So help us reach our fund-raising goal of $5,000 by purchasing from Liberty Jane! Just click the link to read the pdf. Romania Orphans...

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Know of any cute cloth doll patterns?

Aug 25

Know of any cute cloth doll patterns?

  Hi everyone, As you know we work with a ministry in Zambia that cares for 475 orphans. The ladies there have an ongoing sewing & tailoring cooperative, and they use the money to help support the orphans. So, since American Girl dolls & all our patterns are out of the question there – we were wondering… Do any of you know of any cute cloth...

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A Partner We’re Very Proud Of…

Aug 19

A Partner We’re Very Proud Of…

Hi everyone, We’d like to share a very special story with you that we received from Esther Makandawire, the director of the Needs Care Center. Lizy is 26 years old and a mother of two children. She lives with her parents. She was divorced 2 years ago. She did not complete high school, but got pregnant in eleventh grade. Life has never been easy for Lizy.because...

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