Connect to Uganda

Red Slipper Warrior Project has proudly partnered with Connect to Uganda to create artisan pieces of jewelry designed specifically for our Warriors, their co-Patients, and our supporters.

Connect to Uganda was co-founded by Julie Stroder. Julie and Red Slipper Warrior Project founder, Tim Tinnin grew up in the small town of Rolla, Missouri and re-connected after 45 years. They realized both of the charitable organizations they’d created could help each other and the women they serve.

Connect to Uganda works to empower communities in Uganda and currently focuses on the village of Bubago, Uganda where women are the backbone of the community, and despite incredible challenges, generally single-handedly provide for the children of the village. The men of these rural areas frequently have multiple wives and provide little to no assistance to their families. Extreme poverty is the rule, not the exception.

Connect to Uganda helps the women of Bubago provide for their families, including providing school fees, by teaching them skills to create artisan jewelry. They’ve mastered the art of creating beautiful, “indestructible” paper beads unique to their village. Red Slipper Warrior Project has partnered with Connect to Uganda to create the “Slipper Sisters Collection” custom-designed charm bracelets. Bracelets can be worn by Warriors or anyone supporting their journey or Red Slipper Warrior Project’s mission.

Red Slipper Warrior Project’s mission is to instill courage and confidence in women and girls fighting cancer with tools to reinforce their self-esteem and harness a Warrior spirit. By partnering with Connect to Uganda and creating the Slipper Sisters Collection, that mission is advanced not only by creating beautiful jewelry that reflects others’ support of their Warrior but additionally generating funds that assure more Warriors can receive our powerful package. Connect to Uganda has also produced a Red Slipper Warrior Project unisex paracord bracelet bearing the iconic ribbon and crown logo. Our paracord bracelets are suitable for everyday wear and are a powerful statement that you stand in support of Warriors that are in the fight for their life.

The nature of the Bubago artisan beads are much the same as our Warriors: Beautiful and Indestructible. Your purchase of Slipper Sisters Collection jewelry helps change the lives and empower women of both the United States and half a world away in Uganda.