The idea for Anchor Me Bracelet came to me during a time of extreme happiness in my life. I made a few bracelets to express to my most precious loved ones how much they meant and how I knew they would always be there when I needed them…my anchors. Anyone can be your anchor. For me, it was the people who were first in line to celebrate my triumphs in love and life and who picked up my pieces when things fell apart. Anchor Me Bracelet came about when other friends and family saw the bracelets and wanted to share the concept with their loved ones. The idea is to give the gift of a bracelet and tie it on your anchor. The symbol will remind you how you are never alone in this world.
Teah Keogh, Founder
Anchor Me is a proud partner of Women’s Bean Project
Women’s Bean Project believes all women have the power to transform their lives through employment. So we hire women who have been chronically unemployed and teach them to work by creating nourishing products. They learn to stand tall, find their purpose and end the cycle of poverty. Because when you change a woman’s life, you change her family’s life.
The mission of Women’s Bean Project is to change women’s lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise.
Founded in 1989, Women’s Bean Project is an anomaly in the business world. It is a business, one that packages and sells bean soup mixes, baking mixes and other dry food products to stores across the U.S. and online. But tucked inside this business is a human services organization designed to provide a safe and accepting work environment where impoverished women can learn the skills required for gainful employment.
They are convicted felons, recovering addicts, victims of domestic violence. Many were teenage mothers and high school drop outs. They come to us for a chance to create new lives out of the rubble theirs have become – and they do it in just six to nine months. That we train women to become great workers only so they can leave us and become great workers for other employers is remarkable and challenging.
That the women transform their lives in such a short amount of time is inspiring and incredible to witness. All of Anchor Me’s products are now lovingly handmade by the women at Women’s Bean Project.