I am part of the Life Team at my church. Life Team encompasses all aspects of the Life Movement, not just abortion. It would take a very long post to go into details but today I am going to a jewelry party. The items sold at this party are made from people living in 3rd world countries who are trying to earn a living. It isn't like sweat shops and poor working conditions. Part of the proceeds from this party will help a family in the area who are attempting to adopt children from a European country who have Downs Syndrome.
I don't have a lot of "extra" cash to use but I do want to buy something so I can be a help to this family. This family does not go to my church but we are trying to help our community at large.
When explaining it to my dh I said it is like a Tupperware party but it has a purpose.
Now just in general...............what do YOU do, dear readers, when invited to "regular" parties like these? Do you go? Do you decline? If you go, do you FEEL you HAVE to buy something?
In addition to going I am also bringing some food items: croissants, orange juice and some brown sugar cinnamon butter and homemade blackberry butter.
It's events like this, for next year, that I will have to weigh the pros and cons as I usually just go and buy something.