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>The Christmas season is quickly approaching! Thankfully we have cut out most gifts for adults at our family Christmas gatherings. The fellowship and meals shared together are the blessings, trying to figure out what to get when we really don’t have any “needs” takes away from the joy of the season and only causes stress. However, when I must shop, it always gives me great joy when I know my purchase is going to a greater cause. Below are some links and photos of items that would make great gifts but also support wonderful charities or families adopting so …. shop without guilt!!!!

Sugar Plum Orphans
Need hair bows, look no farther! So cute and so unique and for a great cause!

Beads For Life The beaders and tailors are primarily impoverished women who are hardworking, intelligent, and strong in their desire to improve their lives. They make gorgeous handcrafted paper beads from recycled paper and turn them into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Because the beaders use recycled, colorful paper, the beads help prevent environmental degradation. What was trash becomes beauty, money, food, and hope.

Light Gives Heat
Last year I gave these SUUBI beads as end of the year teacher gifts and for Christmas! They are very cool and go with so many things and support the women of Uganda! There are also other items for sell here.

Small Wish
This talented mom has the cutest baby slings I have ever seen and they are affordable! Stock up even if you don’t need on enow because they make great baby gifts and help fund their adoption!!

JUNKPOSSE
This talented adoptive mom and grandma makes beautiful jewelry and You can keep up with her on her blog as well!

Sseko Designs
These are the cutest shoes ever!!! You buy one pair and then purchase straps is additional patterns! Go and read about the wonderful things they are doing in Uganda and support them by SHOPPING!!
What a WIN-WIN

Bacon Bit Knits
Hand knit in Alaska and 100% goes towards their domestic adoption fund. If you are aware of a mother looking to place her baby for adoption this family’s profile can be seen here!

It’s Poppy Dip

Here you will find some of the cutest and most affordable outfits for your little girls! Sallee is the blessed mom of 5–3 bio and 2 adopted from Ethiopia! She is sewing these beautiful clothes to raise money for their 3rd adoption! SHOP! SHOP! SHOP!!! These are photos of my girls enjoying their Poppy Dip outfits!

James 1:27
Need cute Christmas cards, birth announcements? This creative mama is using her gifts and talents to raise funds for their adoption. All you have to do is pick out what you like, insert your photos and info and them have them printed! SOOOOO Cute!
GOBENA COFFEE
who doesn’t like coffee….. even if you don’t buy it knowing that 100% of proceeds are reinvested into the lives of orphaned children!
147 Million Orphans

Here you can find cute hats, shirts sweats, bags, jewelry….and each purchase tells you how many orphans in Uganda will be fed with each purchase! Knowing that makes shopping fun!! Adopting families can also sell their shirts as fundraisers for their individual adoption!

This family is beading their way back to China for a little sister because their son has convinced them that is where she is!
JUSTLOVE If you love coffee you can buy free trade coffee here and part of the proceeds help build a school for older children in Ethiopia. If you are an adopting family you can also sell their coffee as a fundraiser!

This family is selling some really cool shirts, bracelets ,etc to raise funds for their African adoption!

Cute shirts to raise funds for their adoption!

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