We are thrilled to announce a new WorldCrafts initiative designed to support the work of the Baptist Coalition for Children and Families. Through this initiative, churches or individuals can partner with WorldCrafts to support at-risk children and also provide life-sustaining work for global artisans and their families.
“Many people have a desire to assist foster children, but don’t know how or where to get started. This initiative through WorldCrafts can help create connections between churches and families and their local Baptist children and family ministry.”
Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director of national WMU
How to Host a Benefit
To help support children served by local Baptist children and family ministries, churches or individuals can host a one month online WorldCrafts benefit. To begin the process of hosting a benefit, simply complete an online registration form. WorldCrafts will then create a unique promotion kit for the host, including a webpage, promotion code, media slides and sliders, social media images, and a bulletin insert.
In the month following your benefit, we will send a check for 20% of all sales generated by the benefit directly to your selected Baptist children and family ministry. You will receive an email notifying you of the total amount donated, along with fun ways to share your results on social media.
Why Host a Benefit
Currently more than 430,000 children are in foster care in the United States alone, according to Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families. Baptist children and family ministries serve this population through Christ-centered resources designed to protect foster children and to reunify families.
Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director of national WMU, said this initiative to assist Baptist children and family ministries is a natural fit for WorldCrafts.
“Most faith communities are aware of the foster care crisis in our country,” Wisdom-Martin said. “Many people have a desire to assist foster children, but don’t know how or where to get started. This initiative through WorldCrafts can help create connections between churches and families and their local Baptist children and family ministry.”
Like Baptist children and family ministries, we desire to bring grace and restoration to hurting people throughout the world. WorldCrafts exists to develop sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the globe. Our vision is to offer an income with dignity and the hope of everlasting life to every person on earth.
Other Ways You Can Help
WorldCrafts encourages churches and individuals to partner with children and family ministries by
- Praying for your local Baptist children and family ministry.
- Supporting your local Baptist children and family ministry by hosting benefits and visiting WorldCrafts.org to learn how to raise awareness of their work in the community.
- Going to your local Baptist children and family ministry and exploring how to assist with current ministry needs.
Currently, WorldCrafts is launching this initiative in partnership with Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries and Arizona Baptist Children’s Services & Family Ministries. We plan to expand the initiative by creating partnerships with Baptist children and family ministries throughout the country.