In addition to enjoying super cute products from Hair Bows to Tote Bags, you are helping orphans throughout Africa. The profits are being reinvested in the lives of orphan children through charity programs.
The answer is that orphans hold a special place in the heart of God. In Scripture, God commands us to defend the cause of the orphan. What else would we expect from a God who calls Himself a "father to the fatherless?" (Psalm 68:5) Not to mention, orphans hold a special place in my heart as two precious boys who were once know as "orphans" I now call "sons."
The Alem Tote is named in honor of Alem Amensisa. One of the most incredible experiences of my life was when I met my sons’ birth mother. When I asked her what her hopes are for the boys’ futures her response was simple…. “I come from nothing, anything is better than what I can do!” As I sat across the table from Alem, holding her sons in my arms, I tried to decipher my whirlwind of emotions. As a mother to 4 daughters I was overwhelmed by the weight of her choice. The depth of her sacrifice is still beyond comprehension. The love this woman has for her children is the most selfless in existence. I cannot express the intensity of my gratitude to Alem for giving my family the gift of two sons. Not a day goes by that I do not look at my boys and think of the significance of her offering. I am so thankful for her and I will cherish the memory of our embrace forever. In honor of Alem and her sacrifice, I am committing myself to the care of orphans in Africa; you have not been forgotten!
Fabric: Mary Jane Sorbet
Machine Washable; Allow to Air Dry
Soft canvas fabric with a floral print in a combination of bright and neutral tones. A bamboo buckle accents the band, which can be made in brown, pink, or green. Offers a ribbon closure at the top and 12 beautiful pleats round out this bag! This tote is a must have and a wonderful gift!