San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 16, 2012
Penelope Poet, LLC, an online shopping destination for jewelry and gifts committed to social responsibility, today announced that PenelopePoet.com has launched a social media sweepstakes to reward Twitter followers with an artisan crafted recycled glass bead bracelet created as a livelihood project through Freedom Stones, a non-profit organization committed to eliminating and preventing human trafficking through projects that transform and develop vulnerable communities in Ghana, West Africa as well as Cambodia and Thailand.
Penelope Poet is an online jewelry boutique whose mission is to offer unique jewelry and gifts while creating economic opportunities for women and families throughout the world. The online boutique offers shoppers a place to browse and purchase a selection of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings through a privately owned small business dedicated to giving back to the world by spreading positive economic opportunities for people in impoverished circumstances.
“Contributing positively to our communities and environment is important to Penelope Poet,” said Joanne Gouaux, President of Penelope Poet. “In fact, it's part of our mission. I see the internet as a powerful problem solving tool that can address specific economic facets of some of our world’s most complex social challenges. Penelope Poet works together with artists and suppliers to minimize our environmental footprint and share channels of economic opportunities with struggling communities worldwide.”
Ms. Gouaux said Penelope Poet has been interested in finding a supplier who not only advocated for victims of human trafficking, but also had an innovative micro-lending strategy for vulnerable families and their children, taking the role of micro-finance one step further than small short term loans and raising the bar to include a new level of resources that empowers individuals through training and skills development. As an experienced online marketing professional, Ms. Gouaux designed the sweepstakes for distribution on Twitter to allow as many people as possible to engage in supporting socially responsible business practices and to bring awareness of PenelopePoet.com as a shopping destination for consumers who share a socially responsible mindset.
The @PenelopePoet ReTweet Sweepstake begins Friday, March 16th 2012 via Twitter and ends Friday, March 23rd 2012. To enter, become a follower of @penelopepoet on twitter, and retweet the following message prior to the March 23rd deadline:
"RT 4 Chance 2 Win a #freedomstones bracelet. Follow @PenelopePoet Contest Rules: http://tinyurl.com/87rde58 #freefriday"
About Penelope Poet, LLC:
Penelope Poet is an online jewelry store rooted in positive connection and social responsibility. The business was founded by female entrepreneur, Joanne Gouaux in 2007, and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. PenelopePoet.com is an online jewelry boutique specializing in earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings while working to build economic opportunities for women worldwide by supporting artisans and organizations that share its values.