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Shopping: Maria Bello, Sela Ward host charity trunk show at Saks

March 16, 2012 |  3:14 pm

Same Sky artisans

Actresses Maria Bello, Sela Ward, Frances Fisher and Linda Hart are on tap to help host a shopping event to benefit Same Sky jewelry at the Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills on March 22. Guests can shop the Same Sky trunk show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Same Sky organization employs African women living with HIV/AIDS as artisans. More than 75 artisans in Rawanda and Zambia are employed by Same Sky and make hand-crocheted necklaces and bracelets. The artisans earn roughly 15 times the amount an average working women earns in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a news release.

PurpleUnityBracelet-SameSkySaks will showcase Same Sky's latest spring colors in items including a resort collection of fabric wrap bracelets ($30-$40), prosperity seed bead bracelets ($60-$95), signature hand-blown glass beaded bracelets and necklaces ($160-$400), new Hope necklaces ($395) and hand-crocheted Unity bracelets ($145). All net proceeds from the jewelry sales go to employing more artisans and expanding the organization into other areas.

Same Sky founder Francine LeFrak, Bello, Ward and other celebrity guests will be in the jewelry gallery at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills from 5 to 7 p.m. for a Champagne toast and to shop the collection. For more information or to RSVP, call (310) 887-5336 or visit


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Top photo: Same Sky artisans. Credit: Same Sky

Bottom photo: Same Sky purple Unity bracelet, $145. Credit: Same Sky