Inspiring and empowering women toward self-sufficiency. Equipping women with essentials skills to improve their lives. This is the mission and vision of WorldCrafts’s new artisan group, Christian Women’s Job Corps of Madison County, AL.
Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) of Madison County, AL, hand crafts Hope Earrings. The earrings are created from top-quality leather donated by Holtz Leather Company. Holtz is a local, family-owned business that is committed to impacting the lives of the people in its community.
You have a special opportunity to get the Hope Earrings before they are available on our website on March 1, 2019. Between now and February 27, 2019 make a gift of at least $16.99 (the regular purchase price) to the WorldCrafts Isaiah 58:10 Campaign at the WMU Foundation and you will receive them now with free shipping. 100% of your gift supports WorldCrafts artisans through the Isaiah 58:10 Campaign. You are welcome to give more if you choose. You will receive your earrings before you can buy them, and you are helping the artisans who hand-make WorldCrafts products around the world.
CWJC of Madison County, AL’s Story
Christian Women’s Job Corps of Madison County, AL, is committed to helping women become viable contributors to their community. The ministry accomplishes this goal by equipping women in need with essential educational, employment, and life skills.
All of their job-readiness classes, computer classes, and mentoring are free of charge. This ministry pairs women’s job skills training with training in the Word in order to build a firm foundation for success. In addition to their courses of study, each participant receives a mentor, providing a one-to-one relationship designed to build self-esteem, self-confidence and life skills.
Through this ministry, “My faith has gotten stronger and I don’t have a lot of fears that I used to have because it was hard for me to trust.” – CWJC of Madison County, AL artisan
They share, “We are seeing our graduates find jobs, take the next step in their education, give back to the community and, most of all, being or grow in their relationship with [our Savior].”
The WorldCrafts Partnership
CWJC of Madison, AL, expresses joy over its partnership with WorldCrafts. We think “the opportunity that we give the women who are creating these earrings will change their lives, as well as their family members. They will gain confidence as they create something of beauty and learn business skills as well.”
One of the artisans shares that through this ministry, “My faith has gotten stronger and I don’t have a lot of fears that I used to have because it was hard for me to trust.”
She continues, “My husband and I are raising one of our grandchildren (she’s 11) because her father died. He was addicted to opioids and committed suicide . . . My dreams for the future can change because I can learn how to make handmade jewelry . . . I know people like to buy unique jewelry and I could learn to do that. Who knows? Maybe I can come up with a design of my own!”
The Hope of CWJC of Madison County, AL
CWJC of Madison County, AL, expresses their hope for their partnership with WorldCrafts – “The exposure that our site will get from partnering with a reputable, international organization like WorldCrafts will give our site credibility.”
WorldCrafts echoes their sentiment and prays for growth and hope for the future for the artisans of CWJC of Madison County, AL.