Back in college I was really involved with various community outreach and service programs. So when non-profits and various “do-good” organizations made a stop on campus, I always felt like I should take an hour or two of my day to find out more information about their cause. Maybe it’s because of my love of shopping, but I found myself really drawn to companies that sell something to aid in conversation or companies that off of a one-for-one model.
Take a company like Falling Whistles, for example – they sell whistles necklaces to spread awareness and start conversations about a terrible war in Congo. Armed with only a whistle, children are being sent out to the front lines of one of the deadliest wars in the world. So when I see people like Taylor Swift and stores like French Connection & J Crew promoting whistle necklaces, I feel like I need to say that there’s a better way to make that purchase.
I found out about Falling Whistles through a campus event back in undergrad and all of the representatives that came to campus were wonderful. Watch this video to get a better idea of how FW is turning a weapon into a sign of peace.
Would you buy one if you were looking for a whistle necklace?
Have a good Wednesday!