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PHILANTHROPY

PHILANTHROPY

To reach enlightenment, a person must develop two qualities: wisdom and compassion.

Buddhism teaches that in order to reach enlightenment, a person must develop two qualities: wisdom and compassion. This was one of the first lessons of Buddhism learned by Nancy Badía, lead designer of Buddha Mama Jewelry.

It is the concept of wisdom and compassion that first led Nancy Badía to step away from the family business and begin her creative journey through service and philanthropic acts. Before she could think about her own artistic needs, it was the needs of a very special organization that inspired her to begin making bracelets: Kristi House, a non-profit center that provides the needs of child victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking. Starting locally, by giving back to her spiritual center as well as those who needed help the most was important. While money is helpful, Nancy wanted to participate in a more personal way. Buddha Mama stands firm in the belief that it is from this giving that creativity flows, and this philosophy is what has allowed the company to grow and develop so fully, so quickly. In addition, Nancy’s daughter Dakota has joined as Co-Designer and is creating a new collection debuting in the fall.

Today, Buddha Mama continues to donate proceeds from sales to Tibet House and Kristi House, and will always donate to those in need as opportunities present themselves.

“To be able to do what we love and give back in the process is the biggest blessing anyone could ask for.”
—NANCY BADIA