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 Everyone and anyone can make a difference, if they want to.

Beautifully handmade wallets and purses by Brick Kiln children

Beautifully handmade wallets and purses by Brick Kiln children

The Mercy Tree are a small group of volunteers, raising awareness and collecting money to buy school books for children living in abject poverty.  As part of our Christmas activities on 11 November we will attend a small Christmas craft fair where we will be selling handmade items to support this cause.

Jingle jangle bird Christmas tree decorations made by Brick Kiln children

Jingle jangle bird Christmas tree decorations made by Brick Kiln children

DSC_0003Among the items we will be selling are vibrant colorful purses, wallets and Christmas decorations made by the Brick Kiln children themselves in the sewing centers run by The Miracle School Ministry.

A riot of material and thread

A riot of material and thread

 

 

Help them help themselves

100% of the proceeds from the sale of these items will be sent directly back to them to use for food and education.  I can only imagine the huge boost in moral this will give the children when they realize that not only do they need to rely on the kind nature of donors around the world, but that they can actually help themselves by using their creative skills, and have fun at the same time.  A welcome relief from the monotony of the Brick Kilns I am sure.

Local kids are helping too

Among The Mercy Tree’s most enthusiastic supporters are local children here in Norway, who have taken this cause straight to their hearts and have actively engaged in producing handmade jewelry and accessories to sell for this cause.  We recently had the first of The Mercy Tree hobby nights, where we spread beads, threads and trinkets all over the kitchen table, and a small group of local children came and made some really beautiful pieces which they donated to sell at the Christmas markets

Here are some pictures of their handwork, I hope you will come and snap them up.. You get buy something colorful and fun and made with lots of love, and the Brick Kiln kids get a lifeline.

Stunning bracelets made by a local 11 year old girl who has taken this cause to her heart.

Stunning bracelets made by a local 11 year old girl who has taken this cause to her heart.

fun and colorful macrame bracelets made by local children (and me!). They will brighten up any little girls Christmas stocking

fun and colorful macrame bracelets made by local children (and me!). They will brighten up any little girls Christmas stocking

Designed and handmade by local children who want to help other kids to a better life

Designed and handmade by local children who want to help other kids to a better life

 

 

We will also be selling greetings cards with designs like the ones below

Word Cloud Mor og Far Mamma & Pappa Mormor, morfar heart Bestemor og Bestefar heart Copy of Venninne birsdag Tante og Onkel heart Copy of Kjære venn christmas tree

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Laura, the founder of the Mercy Tree writes this blog delivering Mercy Tree news as well as her #littleBIGlife tips.  These are fun and interesting tips for living a bigger, fuller, more abundant life.

Laura Landmark, founder of The Mercy Tree AS

Laura Landmark, founder of The Mercy Tree AS

 

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