The Whispers mission is to strengthen the economic and social fabric of the rural South, one ribbon Whisper at a time.
Whispers are proudly made in the USA, in Greensboro, Alabama. Each Whisper is hand-crafted by women, especially for women, to help women in Alabama’s Black Belt region combat the area’s rural poverty.
The manufacturing of Whispers is a collaborative effort between the non-profit organization HERO (Hale County Empowerment & Revitalization Organization Inc.) and USU (Under Stella’s Umbrella, LLC). HERO works as a catalyst for community development by providing job training resources to help end rural poverty in the Black Belt of Alabama. This area is changing through the efforts of visionaries like HERO, PieLab, Auburn University’s Rural Studio and HERObike.
We are proud to be a part of this effort and encourage you to visit USU’s facebook page, UnderStellasUmbrella.com, and HEROHousing.org to get to know the area and the women you are supporting by the purchase of a Whisper. We are in deed making an impact on the lives of our Whisperers – Kim Smith, our supervisor, qualified for a Habitat for Humanity home due to her work with Whispers. Come visit Greensboro (population 2700) and see the power of positive change in action – and then stop by PieLab to share a little southern hospitality and a slice of pie.