WorldCrafts is happy to share that we are partnering with Christian Women’s Job Corps/Christian Men’s Job Corps (CWJC/CMJC) in a new way.
CWJC/CMJC sites, churches, and individuals can now host a WorldCrafts CWJC/CMJC Benefit to support CWJC/CMJC sites in their work of equipping women and men for life and employment. Each benefit will last one month. At the end of the month, WorldCrafts will send a check for 20% of all sales generated by the benefit directly to the host’s selected CWJC/CMJC site.
“The loving community of people at CWJC strengthened my belief and love for God. The program is a blessing to many and to me personally.” Sophia Grant-Campbell, CWJC Participant from Begin Anew
To Become a Benefit Host:
To become a benefit host, churches, individuals, or CWJC/CMJC sites simply fill out an online registration form on the 15th of the month prior to the month they desire to host the benefit. After the form has been completed, WorldCrafts will create a webpage, promotion code, and promotional materials to publicize your benefit.
Hosts can plan up to four benefits per year for their selected sites.
To Become a Beneficiary:
Why Host a Benefit?
With more than 190 sites across the nation, CWJC/CMJC ministries transform the lives of men and women. Through high school equivalency diploma preparation, English as a Second Language classes, classes in computer and job readiness skills, Bible study, and mentoring, CWJC/CMJC provides impoverished people with the skills and knowledge they need for successful, abundant living.
Sophia Grant-Campbell, a CWJC participant at Begin Anew, a CWJC site in Nashville, says, “CWJC made my degree possible and it has been a blessing to study and take the tests free of charge. The loving community of people at CWJC strengthened my belief and love for God. The program is a blessing to many and to me personally. My daughter loves coming to school with me, and both feel loved and accepted. I am thankful for the program and can’t wait to walk in my cap and gown.”
CWJC/CWJC Benefit Beneficiaries
Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee and Graffiti 2 Works are the first two sites to become beneficiaries of a WorldCrafts CWJC/CMJC Benefit. In addition to being CWJC/CMJC sites, these ministries are also WorldCrafts artisan groups.
Begin Anew’s mission is to empower individuals in Middle Tennessee to overcome obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources. One component of Begin Anew’s ministry is working with a group of refugee women in the Nashville area. Through its ministry, the refugees from the Congo and Myanmar are attending English as a Second Language classes and Bible studies. These women have also formed a WorldCrafts artisan group, Begin Anew Refugee Artisan Group. These artisans have learned to create hand screen-printed tote bags and keychains. The sale of these products to WorldCrafts provides life-sustaining incomes for the refugees and their families.
Graffiti 2 Works
Graffiti 2 Works ministers to impoverished women and their families in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. The name of Graffiti 2 Works reflects this program’s emphasis that work is beneficial for all people because God created us to do work. Through a sewing ministry here, women are learning to create beautiful handcrafted products, such as the Celebration Table Runner. As the artisans come in to sew, they also receive life skills training and are given words of eternal hope. Through the ministry of Graffiti 2 Works, Diega says, “I have learned that with God, everything can be possible.”