Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Friday, January 22, 2016

Simplifying With a Cause

I've been holding onto some things I no longer use because of where they came from. However, it's ridiculous that they sit in my garage in a box. This morning as I was reading about a new fundraising initiative called ACT for COMPASSION (specifically Brazil), I decided that I would happily get rid of these items if I could donate the proceeds to a good cause. 

I won't bore you with statistics, but there is a great deal of poverty in Brazil and children are at a high risk of child traffricking. We'll be hearing a lot of Brazil as the 2016 Olympics approach, but we likely won't hear about the vulnerable children living there day in and day out. 

I'm excited to reduce my clutter and make a positive impact on the children of Brazil through the ministry of Compassion International. To read more about this fundraising initiative and the need, simply visit HERE. Be sure to watch the stories to see just how Compassion is making a difference. You can learn about the Assis brothers, Jesus Gabriel and Morgana.

If you are interested in any of the items below, leave a comment or email me at: fiddlejill(at)outlook(dot)com

Shoulder bag from Thailand - $15

Necklaces - $10 each
30" long - easy to double up
Left - from Nicaragua / Right - from Peru  SOLD!

Necklace from Uganda - $15
35" inches - can be doubled and even tripled

Necklace from Uganda - $8

This necklace and earrings are originally from Ten Thousand Villages - an organization that sells fair trade jewelery made by international artisans. I can't remember the country this comes from.
Necklace is 18"
set $15

This necklace is also originally from Ten Thousand Villages - an organization that sells fair trade jewelery made by international artisans. I can't remember the country this comes from, but I think it's India.
If you look closely, you can see one stone on the left is missing.
Necklace is 24"

bracelet - $3
We had a bunch of these made several years ago and I have 12 left. 

No longer available, this 5 week resource offers children a look into the lives of children living in poverty. Through this journey, they will have the opportunity to learn how to respond to poverty compassionately.
book and CD-ROM (music and printable Hope cares)

Includes beautiful prayers, scripture passages and photos of children around the world.



  1. Jill - I would love the black & white necklace with the stone missing!

  2. These are all so pretty! I love supporting craftsman through Ten Thousand Villages!

  3. What a great idea for unwanted things.

  4. Is the shoulder bag still available? I would be interested.

    1. Yes, Mindy. It's still available and yours if you want it. Email me at fiddlejill(at)outlook(dot)com