Wednesday, April 6, 2011

handmade with purpose: oh, sweet joy + love146

Something I've never felt comfortable with is keeping all the money I've earned from my handmade business for myself. Part of that is being a believer in Jesus Christ & the importance of tithing. The other part of that is simply having a heart, a heart that breaks for people who aren't as fortunate as I am. 

A heart that breaks for children not getting to live a normal childhood.

A heart that breaks for girls & young children who are enslaved from an early age in the trap of sex trafficking. 

Simply put, love146 works to end child sex slavery & exploitation.

Please take a moment to read a little more about the story behind love146 here
OR take a moment to watch this brief video. 

Love146 History from LOVE146 on Vimeo.

I'm honored to be a part of the difference Love146 is making in these children's lives. 
I'm honored to be a part of Handmade with Purpose. Thank you Lindsay for putting this together. This is a beautiful thing.
I'm blessed to wear her number with honor, with sorrow & with a growing hope.

My challenge to you is to do something bigger than yourself. Open your hand & loosen that grip on your profits. I promise it feels better than a new pair of shoes. 

So, with all that said, know that 5% of EVERY oh, sweet joy! purchase EVERY day of EVERY month goes straight to love146. Know that you are making a difference in children's lives just by buying a rosette headband or a coffee cuff. 
Children are being rescued. 
Children are being loved. 

You can donate directly here. You can donate by purchasing items from the love146 store. You can donate by purchasing items from Oh, Sweet Joy.

Make a difference. It's easier than you think.



  1. Thanks for sharing Kim. I never knew about the project and actually told a friend about it last night. Amazing cause and it's awesome you are supporting it!

  2. How awesome! I've never looked into Love146 before (even though I knew your shops proceeds went there), and am now hoping to donate. Thank you for highlighting them!

  3. This is beautiful. Thank you Kim for being a lovely person.

  4. This is awesome. We support missionaries who are in Thailand and one of their main objectives it to help with human trafficing. Such a sad thing, but it is awesome you are doing your part!

  5. Love this and your beautiful heart. Going to check out love146. <3

  6. Love146 is one of my favorite charities. So glad to see others supporting their important work.

  7. Wonderful. Tithing is so important; 10% of every single sale made in my shop goes to World Vision. I've never heard of love146 before, but I'll definitely check them out!

  8. That's so great of you. And such an important thing to combat in the world today. Very admirable of you =) x

  9. I found you and your blog through this organization, Love146! :) Thank you for supporting them and helping to bring awareness to this global issue. It is so great to see crafters and bloggers promote awareness on their popular sites and products. God bless you!

  10. this is sooo cool, kim!! i love that you do this - and i know those girls will appreciate it even so much more :)

  11. Love it. It seems like a pretty solid organization. I looked up their website, went through some out their financial reports and looked at the FAQ section.

  12. I got my headband in the mail from you today! Thanks! I love it. Gonna wear it tonight! XO

  13. What a beautiful charity to support.

  14. This is really wonderful! It makes me want to support indie shops even more.

    We have an organisation at our church that is also involved with child trafficking. We have a rescue home for girls :)

  15. wow, so powerful, kim. you are such an example to me. :)

  16. This is so inspirational! I feel the same as you about keeping the money from my creative business. I started donating to the local humane society as a form of tithing. It's a great feeling to be connected to something larger!

  17. good for you.
    this is very cool.

    i have been donating a portion of EVERY sale to world concern; they do great work in haiti and are super close to my heart.

    its great to find other artists who are willing to give back and help out.



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