The second in a series of blogs of fun Christmas gift ideas that give back: WorldCrafts. This season, why not make your money count? (find the first idea here!)

A popular toy at our house for our 3.5 yo boy and 18 mo daughter is the Noah’s Ark Finger Puppet Set. Some time ago I really started to think about books and toys and how I need to take every chance I had to present the gospel or it’s stories to my kids. This set does that and provides fun for them as well.

How does it give back?

Slowly and steadily, the Indonesian women weave their threads through dark felt circles onto two pieces of green felt that will eventually house children’s fingers. Although the women enjoy making finger puppets, their financial situation demands them to do so. Since many of their husbands work jobs that don’t pay well, the women use their hands to earn additional income. That used to mean rolling cigarettes for pennies a day. Now, the women have teamed with The Finger Puppet Project to create finger puppets of all nationalities, helping them pay for their children’s school tuitions and to purchase groceries for their families.

Consider a Gift that Gives Back this year: WorldCrafts

*no compensation was given for this post, I just love this organization!

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