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Christmas Charity: Don’t Focus on Presents

I was chatting with a Christian non-profit director about his work in Florida. His organization has a large facility that holds donated clothing and food, has a good core of committed volunteers and has a wide outreach that gives to the poor in their community. And yet, this director wasn’t happy. “We’ve had the same …

How to give to the poor this Christmas

Christmas Generosity: Why Dignity is the Best Gift

(This post was first guest published on Such as Time as This blog) I was recently chatting with a Christian non-profit director about his work in Florida. His organization has a large facility that holds donated clothing and food, has a good core of committed volunteers and has a wide outreach that gives to the …

Screen printing t-shirts

The Thing About Social Justice T-Shirts

Have you noticed that social justice t-shirts have become a frontline tool for making the world a better place? From non-profits to social enterprises, shirts that support a cause have become a thing.  There’s probably good reason for that. Everyone (mostly) wears t-shirts. For organizations and businesses, this is a product that has low overhead to …

Sewing class for refugee women

Want to Stand with Refugees? Support Sewing Class!

This is a repost from the Make Welcome Refugee Sewing School blog, which is our sister organization and out of which our business sprang! If you’re wanting to show support for the refugee families which have been resettled in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, here’s a great way to do it. Every week, women gather …

Social Justice Book Review

Holiday Reading: World Changers Booklist 2016

In the midst of meal prep, gift shopping, house cleaning and all the other craziness that fills the holiday season, I try to work in some extra reading time. It’s not always easy, but I’ve seen how important reading is for me to keep perspective during what can be a very busy, very stressful season. This book …