Wednesday, October 24, 2012


We are entering the holiday season and even though we should be thinking of this 365 days -  I think the holidays always (hopefully) make us reflect on giving and helping others.

I am going to be introducing you to a few ways in the next few weeks that you can give and help others.  I know most of you have churches you give to and probably at least once charity you support.  I don't want to take you away from those or make you feel guilty.  The majority of what I'm going to talk to you about - won't even require much from you.  I know most of us are on tight budgets and one income and the LAST thing I want to do is ask you to give more money.  BUT there are some neat ways you can give just out of the ordinary things you are already doing.  I know this might sound crazy but more to come on this!!!

My dear friend Jennifer from college recently introduced me to something that I think is awesome.  I know a lot of you have Christmas shopping on the mind so I just want to tell you about this and if you find a great gift.........then you will also be doing a great thing!

NOONDAY is a new company that is helping women in other countries have income by having them make jewelry and bags and a few other things - FAIR TRADE items and then they sell them to you! Every item is made by a woman in a country - hand made. And it's CUTE CUTE stuff! This is also a company that has a foundation of supporting adoption and orphans. They give towards orphan care.  And if you are adopting and host a party through them - they will give 10% towards your adoption. I know so many of you are in that process.

My friend Jennifer has been to Haiti a few times and is adopting from haiti and she had this idea originally to buy things and bring back to sell to help and then she found out about Noonday.

Here is a quick video to help explain!

This is an example of a necklace they sell.
 This piece is handmade in Ethiopia using recycled nickel, copper, and bronze melted down from previous war weapons. Most of the artisans who created the pieces are HIV positive and receive healthcare and literacy training in addition to job training.
Or I love this made in Uganda. 

They even have cute belts, bags and scarfs.

I would love for you to check this out! If you are shopping for your loved ones - think about how you could buy something they would love and help people around the world support their families! And help orphans in the same time! 

You can also sign up to be an ambassador or find one in your town to host a party! 

I just think this is a neat idea and I wanted to share!

Click the button at the top or this link to discover more! 

OH .......
and my favorite part? The name is based off this verse:

When you satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the NOONDAY.
Isaiah 58:10

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