Christmas with a Cause
Begin Christmas with purchasing unique gifts while supporting hundreds of men, women and children locally, nationally and globally.
We all know that we will buy Christmas gifts for our family and friends. But what would it look like if the gifts that we purchased helped to support those children and adults who are in need locally and globally? Could we make a difference to non-profit organizations that are working so hard to empower these men, women and children throughout the world?
The meaning behind Christmas with a Cause: It all began when a group of us from Gloria Dei asked the question on how to best promote non-profit organizations that are working so hard to support and empower men, women and children throughout the world. We all know we will buy Christmas gifts for our family and friends. But what would it look like if the gifts that we purchased helped to support these organizations and people locally and globally?
So, in 2019, we opened our church to 22 participants to sell unique items with 100% of the proceeds helping individuals in Africa, South America, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Malawi, Honduras, Swaziland, Hong Kong, Ethiopia, Haiti, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and right here in Iowa! Their products were as varied as the non-profits that they represent. Handbags, paintings, leather bags, coffee, crochet and knit items, baskets, pottery, batiks, baked goods, wooden signage, mugs, and much more will be showcased. We were thrilled with the outcome of this event and the exposure that was given to these varied ministries.
In 2020, due to the pandemic, we held our Christmas with a Cause online with a goal to offer the event on campus and online in 2021.
So, mark your calendars to join us or start shopping now through our online store.