WorldCrafts, the fair-trade division of Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), has expanded the initiative through a partnership with Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries .
WMU announced in January the launch of a WorldCrafts initiative to support the work of the Baptist Coalition for Children and Families. Through this initiative, churches or individuals partner with WorldCrafts to support at-risk children and to provide life-sustaining work for global artisans and their families.
The initiative was first launched with Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries and Arizona Baptist Children’s Services and Family Ministries.
Sandy Wisdom-Martin, WMU executive director, 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,” she 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.”
More than 430,000 children are in foster care in the United States, according to the latest report from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System. Baptist children and family ministries serve this population through Christ-centered resources designed to protect foster children and to reunify families.
To support children served by ABCHomes, churches or individuals can host a one-month online WorldCrafts benefit. To begin the process of hosting a benefit, the benefit host will complete an online registration form. Then WorldCrafts will create a unique promotion kit for the host, including a webpage, promotion code, media slides and sliders, social media images and a bulletin insert. Twenty percent of all sales generated by the benefit will go directly to ABCHomes.
Like Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries, WorldCrafts, the fair-trade division of WMU, brings grace and restoration to hurting people. WorldCrafts exists to develop sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the globe. Its vision is to offer an income with dignity and the hope of everlasting life to every person on earth
For additional information, please visit www.worldcrafts.org/abchomes.