Archive for the ‘Fundraiser’ Category

Life Changing Gift for Families!

April 2, 2015

Fundraising For Homes To Help Women and Children


We are kicking off our 2015 Fundraising Campaign with the goal of raising $25,000 to repair 25 of our artisans homes to help our artisans and their children live in healthier, safer homes.

Most of our artisans live in very simple one or two room homes.  Some do not have electricity, many have dirt floors or leaking roofs, others need a new wood burning stove for their kitchen. With a little help from our donors and supporters we will be able to help these families.


Fair Trade artisan home in Guatemala


Please help us help the women and their families with your donation! If you would like to get a group together to go to Guatemala then contact us about setting up a mission trip to help repair their homes.
What a life changing gift this is for families!

Learn more at our website – Education And More.


Mayan artisans in Guatemala

Time for Fall Shows!

September 30, 2014

We have been blessed with many volunteers — individuals, churches, schools and organizations that will be hosting a sale and showing and selling the beautiful  Fair Trade weavings and handcrafts from our artisans!

Our upcoming sales include:

  • Arkansas Fiber Extravaganza, Hot Springs Arkansas, September 18 – 20
  • Junior League Holiday Galleria, Century II Convention Center, Wichita Kansas – October 2 -5
  • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Rochester Minnesota – October 4-5
  • Ten Thousand Villages, Lawrence Kansas, Trunk Show – October 16 – 18
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wichita Kansas – October 25
  • First Christian Church, Abilene, Texas – October 31 – November 2
  • Lake Travis United Methodist Church, Austin Texas – November 8
  • Kansas State University Fair Trade Marketplace, Student Union, Manhattan, Kansas – November 12-14
  • Bizarre Bazaar 2014, Lawrence, Kansas – November 28 – 29
  • Community Fellowship Church, Lawrenceburg, Indiana – December 4-6
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Leola Pennsylvania, December 5-6
  • Clarkston United Methodist Church, Clarkston Michigan – December 6-7
  • St. James Catholic School, Sewickley Pennsylvania, December 7 – 11
  • Tomahawk United Methodist Church, Tomahawk Wisconsin
  • Falk School, Pitttsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Environmental Charter School, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
  • St Francis Xavier Church, St Louis, Missouri
  •  Atlantic Iowa Fair Trade, Atlantic Iowa


Be sure to let us know if you would like to host a sale at your church or in your home.  See more information on our website here. 

Thank you to all our volunteers!  Each and every sale makes a tremendous difference in the lives of the women and their families!

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Christian + Fair Trade + Eco Friendly Gifts

July 16, 2014

Need a gift? Read on to see some great Christian gifts in our webstore that will help you make a difference with your purchase! A difference because the producer, the maker of the product will receive a fair income for their work!




We have clerical stoles in blue, green, and white.  What a wonderful gift for your deacons, elders, Pastor.  Have you thought about hanging them on the wall in the fellowship hall or in the church office?  These stoles have been handwoven on backstrap looms by our artisan group, Chuchi Weavers, and they are then meticulously hand embroidered in the gold threads.  Below is a photo of the weavers that you are helping when you purchase these stoles.

Chuchi Weavers

Chuchi Weavers


s20aOur prayer pockets were designed by one of our Board of Directors and she not only designed them but wrote the poem that goes with the little pocket.  Such a great gift for tucking into a greeting card!  We have fundraisers available with these prayer pockets so check out our Fundraising category in our webstore.  Great to earn money for a mission trip or for your church programs!


A cross constructed  with  the intricate method of wheat weaving is another gift idea that is Fair Trade + Christian + Eco Friendly.  We have 2 sizes so you can order for gifts that could be hung on the wall, used as a gift package decoration or hung on the Christmas tree.  Perfect gift for Easter or Christmas.








Friendship Bracelets are such fun and you can use them to share the Gospel with your friends.  We have English and Spanish versions!  Take some with you on a mission trip to Spanish speaking countries!


We have more Fair Trade Christian Gifts in our Etsy store too!






Help Us Help Families in Guatemala!

March 21, 2014

Our program ‘Healthy Homes Healthy Families’ will begin this summer to repair homes of our artisans.  We are raising funds to do all the projects that the families need to have a healthier home for their children. Read more about our projects at our website and then decide if you can help us.

Even a little helps a lot!

  • Corrugated roofing material for one family – $18 for each 10 foot section
  • New wood burning kitchen stove for a family –  $200
  • Cement and materials  for a new floor for a family – $250
  • Wood to repair roof before covering with new roofing material – $130 for one home
  • New chimney for the kitchen stove – $40



We still have a few open spots on our mission team if you are interested in traveling to Guatemala to help with the building projects.


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What Do You Want For Your Birthday?

January 27, 2014

Do you hear that question every year at birthday time?

Or maybe it is —

  • What do you want for Christmas?
  • for your wedding?
  • for your anniversary?


Why not tell your friends and family about the Alternative Gifts available at Education And More!

Tell them about our website and suggest they choose from the ideas listed for your gift.  What an tremendous impact you can make with our unique gifts for single mothers, children, students and families.  Many of our alternative gifts have ongoing sustainability for the family giving them help for months or years to come.


DSC00771Help with the enrollment fees for primary school students.  Do you know that parents must often go to the bank to take out a loan for about $15 so they can enroll their child in school?

Give the gift of vegetable seeds to a single mother or family in the rural area of Guatemala.

Maybe Grandma would like an alternative birthday gift of hens and baby chicks given in her name to a family in the rural areas to help them raise more nutritious food — not only the meat but the eggs and then earn an income from selling extra eggs or chickens.


Need a gift to a friend that loves knitting, crocheting or weaving?  Why not give a gift of yarn to a weaver in Guatemala with our alternative gifts given in your friends name?


When you give an alternative gift it makes a real impact to impoverished people in Guatemala.  Education And More makes it so easy to give a memorable and meaningful gift with all our ideas and choices for all your gift giving at our website.







Good News Gospel Bracelets — Spanish and English

February 5, 2013

We have just received a shipment from our artisans of more Gospel Bracelets and we also received a shipment of the newly designed card sharing the Gospel story in the Spanish language.

Spanish Salvation Bracelet

Spanish Salvation Bracelet

These bracelets are such a fantastic tool to share the Gospel with your friends and acquaintances and now we have them in both an English and a Spanish version!

If you are going on a mission trip into a Spanish speaking country be sure to order lots of these to give out to the children you meet on your trip.  Our webstore  has them in quantities of 1 dozen but if you need a large quantity we do sell them in bulk quantities too.  Be sure to email us!


Choose from English or Spanish and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Perfect gift for your Sunday School or Vacation Bible School classes! These bracelets are made by our artisans and they receive a fair wage for their work which helps them feed and educate their children.

Your purchase of these will help you share the life saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and also help an artisan support her family!