The reasons that we are given are endless and quite entertaining.
“When it is cold the lines are difficult”
“The man who flips the switch is on leave” (for 2 weeks)
And I will stop there;)
But alas, the weather has not gotten any colder, so the “flip switcher” must be back in town.
And for now, we have internet;)
(And I really want to learn to flip this switch, wherever it may be. The nurse in me whats to shout “delegate responsibility please!”)
So I thought I would share a few organizations, companies, and friends that are also business owners;)
A few are personal friends (and a sister n law;) ) who I just adore and others are non for profits that I think are simple wonderful.
And one of my favorite ways to purchase a gift is to know that
1. I am supporting a loved one
2. That someone is going to benefit from it on the production side of things…thru getting a job, medical care, clean water, etc.
So I will share at random lots of fun ways to give gifts this year;)
After writing and scrolling thru these sites, I am near tears. Because though I eagerly await the day when our Redeemer will make all things new and will smite pain and suffering from this world, I am amazed at how His Kingdom is coming now thru individuals with hearts for Him the world over. There are some beautiful organizations and some amazing ways for us to shop with a purpose this year;)
Sari Bari is in Kolkata, India and their purpose, as stated on their website, is
“to offer freedom to women who are trapped in the sex trade and to provide opportunity to women who are vulnerable to trafficking. We do this by providing employment in a safe, loving environment, where women are trained as artisans. The women create beautiful, sustainable, handmade products, while making their lives new. We invite you to journey into the freedom story of one woman with your purchase.”
This is one of the first organizations I heard about in India and still remains a favorite. I personally know one of the women who started this organization, and she has now started a similiar one in my hometown (I will share more on that organization later). I have also visited the site and warehouse of Sari Bari and still get goosebumps when I think of the light and joy and redemption that radiated from the building and the women inside. Head to their site and find gorgeous quilts, house decor, baby items, and lots more;)
SHE DOES JUSTICE
I have still yet to meet Megan Burns, of She Does Justice, but I love what she has created. She originally started selling products to raise money to bring her daughter home, thru adoption, and it turned into a company;) She just celebrated a year anniversary and in July of this past year, her shop gave 10% of all income to Adam’s surgeries.
This is a handmade shop that gives back. Our products are created to fit your lifestyle while being affordable and stylish. A portion of each purchase goes to help support an organization that is doing great work loving the ‘least of these’. Check out the cause we are supporting this month on our blog!
She is a stellar woman, is known personally by dear friends of mine, and I love that each month she chooses a cause or individual to give 10% to. Head to her shop HERE