Shopping and giving at the same time

Beginning today, the Exhibit Hall at Orphan Summit VII will be teeming with people. I expect to see lots squeezed around displays of beads and leatherwork. Purchases will benefit organizations that minister to orphans in various ways.

I was thinking that some of you might also like to go shopping for a good cause even if you haven’t come to Louisville.

147 Million Orphans — “We have developed a program that allows you to purchase specific gear from our collection of wholesale prices. In turn, you can sell that gear at full retail price with the profits being used to underwrite your adoption costs.”

Fields of Promise –“to promote God’s heart for the fatherless, bringing their plight to the awareness of the church and global community. We encourage the church as a whole to take action by praying, going, giving, sponsoring, and adopting.”

The Mercy House Kenya — “to support and provide alternative options for pregnant girls living in the streets of Kenya. The Mercy House will raise funds to aid them in nutrition, housing, prenatal care, counseling, Biblical teaching and job skills for sustainable living” — Product website.

LoPa Art — By selling high quality products from Ethiopian artisans, LoPa returns profits to Ethiopia to help feed, educate, trade train, and provide minor medical care for children and widows in hopes of creating and encouraging self-respect, economic stability, and freedom from poverty’s effects.