In January we introduced you to our first ever charity collaboration colour. Rafiki Mwema is a children’s safe house in Kenya, that provides therapeutic care, medical and legal support as well as a loving and caring place to call home. We were incredibly moved when hearing the stories of the children in the care of Rafiki Mwema, and how Sarah along with the Rafiki staff and supporters devote their lives to these children.
The colour we created, was a holographic silver glitter- as the colours reflected in the light depicted the colours in the Rafiki rainbow. The response to the colour was overwhelming and we are so incredibly happy to announce that we sold out completely, and have raised $3000 in cash and donations, to go directly back into supporting Rafiki Mwema. We met up with Sarah last week to let her know the exciting news (and to throw around rainbow petals… how amazing are they!).
Glitter nail polish is very popular so we had high hopes Rafiki would be a favourite amongst our customers. What we didn’t except, was the unbelievable generosity of so many of our customers both retail and wholesale. It is heart-warming to learn that you are so supportive of our charity endeavours and have values so aligned with our own. We are very grateful to have such a beautiful Sienna family!
Unfortunately, the story for the children in Kenya is never-ending. As one child leaves, another 3 arrive- traumatised, lost, and heartbroken. There will never be enough rooms, to house all the children in need, or enough money to support them for as long as they would like. To read about our time meeting Sarah, and to learn about the Rafiki Mwema story, you can read our blog here. If you would like to stay involved with Rafiki Mwema on a more ongoing basis, please head to their website to learn about avenues of support.