We took a few week’s off from our regular Friday Find during the 31Days Series, but I’m so happy to be back today with this regular weekly feature on MERCY iNK.
This Week’s Friday Find
This week’s find is Ornaments4Orphans, whose vision is to bless orphans, vulnerable children and their communities through the purchases and sale of Christmas ornaments. When you purchase a handcrafted East African ornament from Ornaments4Orphans, the proceeds benefit orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda, East Africa. [ Shop now! ]
Why They’re Special
It is estimated that over 150 million children across the globe have lost one or both of their parents. A third of those children, over 50 million, live in sub-Saharan Africa. These children are at risk for trafficking, exploitation, abuse, starvation and psychological disorders. In addition to these orphans, there are millions of children in East Africa in danger of abandonment, disease, malnutrition and lack of education due to extreme poverty.
Ornaments4Orphans exists to bless these precious children by connecting their needs with Christmas tradition. Ornaments4Orphans sells beautiful Christmas items hand-crafted in impoverished communities, then uses the proceeds to enrich the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children.
They also strive to combat the global orphan crisis through orphan prevention. The local artisans employed by Ornaments4Orphans experience a reliable income which enables them to provide for their families. They put food on their tables, enroll their children in school and purchase the medications which will hopefully lengthen their lives.
As the O4O ornament hangs on your tree you are connected with the creative beauty of East Africa all while blessing others.
You can also be a part of O4O by hosting… set up a tree, they’ll send you ornament to sell and help promote this very worthy cause!
And today, O4O has generously donated an entire Banana Fiber Angel Collection (a $50 value) for one special MERCY iNK reader. Check out below for ways to enter this give-back giveaway!