Buying with a Purpose

The following post is from another Adoptive mom’s blog.  There are some great items on the list!  As you think about shopping for the Holidays please consider using your purchases to support theses families and organizations.  Happy Shopping!



After a thought-provoking blog post from my sister-in-law Laura about “Buying with a purpose”, I began to compile a list of all the families and ministries I knew that were fundraising or selling merchandise to support their calling. Thank you to all the families who shared their blogs with me. Special thanks to Christi who also compiled some names and shared ideas with me! And a HUGE thank you to Laura for inspiring this list and for forwarding even MORE links my way! I hope this helps as you prepare for your holiday shopping this year. Please feel free to share this list on YOUR blogs to help raise awareness to all these great fundraisers and ultimately, God’s calling to care for the orphans!

If you would like YOUR fundraiser to be added to this list, please email me at


147 Gear Store
5 Million Children Looking Tshirt
A Road Home Tshirt
Adoption Rocks Shirts
Adoption Rocks Tshirt
Africa Bound Andrews Etsy Store
Change The World For One Shirts
Compassion Store
Dolka Pots Etsy Store
Each Of Us Matters & Isaiah 1:17 Shirts
Faith Hope Love Family Tshirt
Fatherless Find Compassion Tshirt
Feeding The Orphans Tshirt
From Lost To Found Tshirt
Fulmer Adoption Tshirt
Go-Seek-Love Shirts
Haggerty’s Adoption Shirts
Heart of Africa Shirts
HOPE & Love Is Not A Color Shirts
I Need Africa Tshirt
I Will Not Leave You As Orphans Shirts
I’m Adopted, You’re Adopted Tshirt
Light Gives Heat Store
Mocha Club Store
Nepal Tshirt
One Family & Chosen Shirts
One Less Tshirt
Only Love Tshirt
Pitter Patter Art – Custom Shirts
Poppy Dip Clothes
Red Yellow Black White Love Tshirt
Show Love Tshirt
Still One Awaits Tshirt
Twinkle & Shine Store
What Can Your Shirt Do? Tshirt
{adoption} Shirts


Mulder Adoption Cookbook
WIPHAN Cookbook


147 Gear – Uganda Necklaces
Adopting Ainsley Etsy Store
Beads of Hope
Chosen Adoption Necklace
Chosen Child Adoption Band
Coffee Bean Bracelets
Fulmer Adoption Bottlecap Necklaces
Jenkin’s Journey To Ethiopia Etsy Store
JunkPosse Etsy Store
Kind Hearts & Trees of Glory Bottlecap Necklaces
Life A Bit Sweeter Etsy Store
Light Gives Heat Suubi Shop
Lovin’ Much Adoption Bracelet
Orphaned No More – 3,000 Bracelets Campaign
Paracord Survival Bracelets
Sweet Tea Shoppe Etsy Store
Uganda Necklaces

Bags & Totes:

Craft and Couture Etsy Store
Haggerty’s Adoption Bags
Hunt’s Adoption Totebags
Light Gives Heat Store
One Family Tote
Pitter Patter Art – Custom Bags
Twinkle Stitch Etsy Store

Hair Accessories:

Africa Bound Andrews Etsy Store
Bring Our Angel Home Fabric Flower Headbands
Dolka Pots Etsy Store
WaxBoyd Etsy Store


Ahni Art
Handcrafted Metal Art Etsy Store
Pitter Patter Art
The Canvas Heart Etsy Store


A Day In The Life Christmas Cards
Embracing The Least Of These Ornaments
Jenkin’s Journey To Adoption Etsy Store


Craft and Couture Etsy Store
Dockery Bambino Aprons
Haggerty’s Adoption Aprons


Africa Vinyl Decals
BabyCouture4aCause Etsy Store – Rhinestone Baby Shoes
Dolka Pots Etsy Store
Galindo’s Tagsies, Burpcloths, and Binky Links
Little Wonder’s Project Etsy Store
Mama Enat Etsy Store
MathesLindsay Etsy Store
Wine Glass Charms

About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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