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 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.