We empower children by providing mentorship, education, and access to new opportunities through leadership programming. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to prove that one student, just like one bead, can be a catalyst for change anywhere in the world. 

Our Programs

 Youth Leadership Programming
 Scholarship Initiative
 Public Speaking

People who Believe In Us



Mailing Address:

One Bead
30 High St.
Hudson, OH 44236
(330) 554-8096


(With appointment only)

79 Gainsborough St. 
Unit 104
Boston, MA 02115
(330) 554-8096


Why One Bead?

The name "One Bead" is symbolic of our Founder's own philanthropic experience in Kenya. In 2011, Sara collaborated with Kenyan artisan, Anselm Croze on a service project supporting Anselm’s local community. Sara led fundraising efforts for this initiative by selling Anselm's handmade, recycled glass beads to friends and family members back home. The intrinsic leadership qualities that developed in Sara as a result of this hands-on, service-based learning quickly became apparent. The organization started with one bead and one opportunity to make a difference in Kenya. Now, that bead is a symbol of inspiration and a catalyst for change in communities around the globe. Anselm continues to be an invaluable mentor to Sara and has maintained a firm belief in the organization’s mission and vision. 

Buy a bead and join our community of change-makers worldwide.