October is Fair Trade Month. Here are some ways you can celebrate with us!
The Word tells us the prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective. Prayer is the first and best work in celebrating Fair Trade Month. We’ve created a new way you can pray for WorldCrafts artisans. Download our monthly interactive prayer calendars and pray daily for our artisan groups. You can learn more about each artisan by clicking on their name in the calendar.
When you shop fair trade with WorldCrafts, you join us to fight poverty and injustice around the world. Your purchase represents life and hope for the future. You enable WorldCrafts to ensure that our partnerships are sustainable.
This new video explains the mission of WorldCrafts. WorldCrafts’ vision is an income with dignity and the hope of everlasting life offered to every person on earth.
Take the Course WorldCrafts: An Overview
Our new self-guided mini-course, WorldCrafts: An Overview, will give you an overview of WorldCrafts. You will learn tangible ways to support fair-trade artisans around the world. Leaders will be equipped to teach training conferences that provide an overview of WorldCrafts.
Do you know the story of WorldCrafts? Do you understand how fair trade works? Explore WorldCrafts.org to learn about all of our artisans, their cultures, and the reasons fair trade brings restoration and transformation to the world.
Our artisan group Tabitha Ministries in Guatemala shares, “Every time we have an order from WorldCrafts the ladies get excited because they know that they have more work to do and well paid. Also they like the idea to have the work of their hands being sold out of our country.”
Give the Gift of WorldCrafts
When you gift a WorldCrafts product, you are not only caring for a loved one. You are also caring for global artisans, their families, and their communities. Many of our artisans rely solely on WorldCrafts for their livelihood. To thank you for your purchase, we’ve created free gift cards you can download and use with your gifts.
Host a Virtual WorldCrafts Market
Host a virtual WorldCrafts market on a social platform. We have step-by-step instructions and all the resources you need available on our website.
After you’ve learned about WorldCrafts yourself, download our free teaching resources. Through these simple 30-minute lessons plans, you can teach
- preschoolers how our Father wants us to work together to help others;
- children how they can be compelling voices of prayer and support for global artisans;
- students how they have the power to become advocates for the poor and to share the promise of eternal hope; and
- adults the biblical basis for fair trade and how they can become involved.
Host a Benefit
Through the WorldCrafts benefit initiative, you can host a monthlong online benefit for Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Services, Christian Job Corps, Lifeline Children’s Services, and families adopting through Lifeline. At the end of each month, 20% of your proceeds are sent directly to your chosen beneficiary.