Toby Myles • March 5, 2019
What’s your “go-to” earring when you want to look great, but you don’t want to put much thought into it? Your hoop earrings.
When you slide into your favorite jeans and soft t-shirt, which earrings do you reach for? Your hoops.
Feeling kinda frumpy and light years from sexy? Throw on your favorite hoops and I’ll bet you’ll feel just a tiny bit better.
They can be small and simple or large and embellished, but there’s a pair of hoop earrings to boost any mood or go with any outfit. And you literally, can never have too many. Am I right?
The 100 Hoops Project started as a “warm-up” of sorts for me in my studio, before I tackled a bigger project. It started as a lighthearted way to play, be creative and loosen up. Hoops are fun to make and easy to wear. And, why do I always say you can never have too many hoops? Because it’s the truth.
So, bear with me for another minute. At the end of 2018 I did some mindset work on manifesting my best year ever for 2019. This mindset work was all encompassing, meaning, it included not only business stuff, but relationships, spirituality and both physical and mental health. Through this process, I decided one of my top priorities for 2019 was to partner with charities that help women get back on their feet. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.
After pondering this for several months I said to myself “girl” (yes, I do refer to myself that way), I said “girl, it’s effing March already, when are you going to decide on the damn charity project?” And the answer in my head was always, "but there are SO many amazing causes". One thing I knew absolutely, was that it needed to serve women, but also needed to feel genuine.
What do I mean by that? Well, I want to give back in a way that feels true to myself, and not just throw money at the first junk mail solicitation that shows up in my mailbox. And because my heart and soul, Ride Like a Girl Designs, is all about being your most amazing badass self, I wanted my donations to help other women do exactly that. And that’s when it hit me… The 100 Hoops Project!
There are still a few details to hammer out, but here’s how it will work…
$10 from the sale of each pair of hoop earrings will go to a charity that supports women getting back on their feet or reintegrating into the workforce. Each time we hit the 100-pair mark, we’ll present a check for $1000 to the chosen charity. After that, we’ll select a new charity for the next challenge to reach 100-pairs, and $1000. And ideally, we’ll keep it going for years to come, and make an impact on many women’s lives.
Here’s where I need your help. I need your help to spread the word. Spread it far, wide and LOUD! If you want to be a part of something amazing, show up to the LIVE kickoff event later this month via Zoom. Shop for a pair of hoops for yourself and maybe a gift for your mom, sister or BFF. The more you shop, and spread the word, the quicker we can reach this first milestone of 100 Hoops and $1000-dollars and start to make a difference.
What to expect next? Keep your eyes peeled wherever you follow Ride Like a Girl Designs. In the next day or two, I’ll be announcing the kickoff party date and time, as well as the first selected women’s charity. I’ll also be starting to post pictures of the hoop earrings hot off the bench. Trust me when I say there’s a pair or two you’ll love, and of course… you can never have too many hoops!
Thank you from my whole heart for joining me on this mission to help our sisters in need. I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas surrounding this project. Please feel free to e-mail me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment on the blog.