April 22, 2010
Internationally Renowned Writer and Civil Rights Activist Dr. Maya Angelou
Offers Words of Wisdom through PeaceTags?
PeaceTags Releases Inspiring Maya Angelou Pendant to Help Heal the Wounds of War
PeaceTags?, based in Seattle, is extremely honored to announce that Dr. Maya Angelou, one
of America’s most admired writers and civil rights activists, has offered a personalized quote for a custom PeaceTags necklace. All of PeaceTags’ net profits from the sale of these limited-
edition pendants, to be released around the country and online on May 1 in honor of Mother’s
Day, will be donated to PeaceTags’ non-profit partners supporting veterans, their families and peace making causes.
Angelou’s quote is simple, yet profound. “Peace is more than, and other than, the absence
of war. Peace is the permanent presence of goodwill.”
PeaceTags founder, Fredda Golden, created the pendants to be worn in honor of the service of veterans, and as an inspiration for peace and goodwill. The sterling-silver necklaces resemble the I.D. tags traditionally worn by military personnel, and were inspired by the memory of her father who was a veteran.
“Dr. Maya Angelou is a modern-day peacemaker with timeless wisdom and the ability to touch people’s lives, and we are blessed to have the opportunity to be inspired by her,” said Fredda Golden. “The struggles to achieve peace in the world are far from over, which is so apparent in the eyes of our active-military and veterans. My hope is that PeaceTags will be a daily reminder
and motivator to remember them and to be pro-active in promoting goodwill.”
The limited-edition Maya Angelou PeaceTag will be released in select fine jewelry stores around the country, as well as online at www.peacetags.com. The original PeaceTag? pendant design
will be sold for $129.95, and the smaller PeaceBaby? pendant design will be sold for $79.95.
The Maya Angelou PeaceTag will join a unique collection of modern-day and historical peace leaders quoted on PeaceTag pendants including Mother Teresa, Dalai Lama and Ghandi, to
name a few. PeaceTags have become popular speaker and dignitary gifts presented to luminaries including the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, musician Dave Matthews
and humanitarian Riane Eisler.
About Dr. Maya Angelou
Dr. Maya Angelou is recognized as a national treasure for her profound wisdom and eloquence. She is a Renaissance woman who is hailed around the world as one of the great voices of thcontemporary literature. Born on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, she is a celebrated poet, best-selling author, educator, playwright, producer and director and civil rights activist. Angelou has lived around the world, and has worked with civil rights activists such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. The list of her published verse, non-fiction and fiction now include more than 30 bestselling titles, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings published in 1970.
She has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has served on two presidential committees, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Arts in 2000, the Lincoln Medal in 2008, awarded over 30 honorary degrees and has received three Grammy Awards. For more information about Dr. Maya Angelou visit www.mayaangelou.com.
PeaceTags? was founded in 2007 by Fredda Golden, a Seattle-based philanthropist and businesswoman in the fine jewelry industry. Golden developed PeaceTags to honor her father
who was a veteran. The high-quality fashion pendants display timeless quotes from historical and modern-day peacemakers from around the world, and were created to inspire people to think about, talk about and work towards peace. The pendants are fashionable for all ages and genders, and are meant to last a lifetime.
PeaceTags donates net profits to innovative non-profit organizations that help troops, their families, our communities and our world. A few of those recipients include Fisher House Foundation (www.fisherhouse.org), Voices Education (www.voiceseducationproject.org),
Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) and the Center for Partnership
PeaceTags are available in a limited number of retail establishments and can be ordered online at www.peacetags.com. Prices range from $29.95 to $129.95.
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