Christmas with a Cause
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?
Christmas With A Cause Online in 2020.
As we entered this current season, we knew we needed to make some changes. So with much prayer, we decided to make Christmas With A Cause a complete online experience. We are not saying this is our new permanent change, only a necessary change for 2020. In the future we would like to offer an in-person shopping experience at Gloria Dei; as well as, an online shopping experience to reach as many people as possible with this great opportunity to have a Christmas With A Cause.
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.