Presents with a Purpose!

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Presents with a Purpose!

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ —Acts 20:35 (NIV)

I love giving … finding the perfect gifts, wrapping them with care, and giving them away. The joy is contagious when you watch someone’s face light up as they discover what’s within. Amidst the ribbows and bows, it’s easy to miss the purpose of Christmas and get wrapped up in things. This Christmas, make your gifts count and shop for presents that give back and help others in need. Here are a few of my favorite places to shop:Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 9.53.58 AM

Behind the scenes: Founder Emily is an author and travel-lover like me!

Website: thelulutree.com

Shop: thelulutree.com/shop

Mission: The Lulu Tree is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing tomorrow’s orphans by equipping today’s mothers.

My favorite things:

Lulu Infinity Scarf

Rustic Patina Leaf Dangles

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Behind the scenes: I met Geovanni and Alana Leiva at church!

Website: leivascoffee.com

Shop: leivascoffee.com/shop

Mission: Coffee is what we grow. Helping communities is who we are. Through our coffee, we’re able to provide the necessities that are sometimes taken for granted. Things like flooring, stoves, schoolhouses, medical clinics, shoes and clothing. Yes, we’re pleased to be part of your daily coffee ritual. But we’re proudest of the things we can do for farmers and their families.

My favorite things:

Abuela Reina Medium Roast

Jamaican Me Crazy

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Behind the scenes: I go to church will Aggie who works with Jimani Collections.

Website: jimanicollections.com

Shop: jimanicollections.com/collections/all

Mission: At the heart of Jimani Collections is the desire to create a sustainable solution to poverty. We work with some of the poorest in the world – women who have experienced a harsh reality that few in the US can imagine. It is a joy to be able to offer these women jobs and welcome them into a community they may not have the chance to experience before.

My favorite things:

Ava Swahili Multi-Strand Beaded Necklace

Kadie Habari Beaded Seed Bracelet

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Behind the scenes: My six children have all been in AWANA, and I went to Kenya with AWANA this summer to see their amazing work in the kids in Nairobi!

Website: awana.org

Shop: store.awana.org

Mission: Make a purchase with purpose! These beautiful handmade bags help craftswomen in Kenya earn a fair wage to feed their families and send their children to school

My favorite thing:

Large Kenyan Bag


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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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  1. Everyone wants to get the right gift. Thanks for the good advise.

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