As we’re working on getting The Vulnerable Project up and rolling, I’ve had a number of people who have asked me, “What can I do to help the Vulnerable Project?”
Let me give you four concrete ways that you can help (in random order):
- If you are traveling to another country, (ideally a 3rd or 4th world country but really anywhere), buy “some” goods from street vendors. That will help and support them so they can feed their families. Then, when you get back home, send them to the Vulnerable Project (address is listed below). We will then sell the donated goods online and use the proceeds to further the work of The Vulnerable Project in helping more families. Past experience has shown that retail value of goods brought in like that is 150-200% of what you pay for them on the street (i.e. a $10 necklace can sell for $17?). This is a double benefit – you help the person you bought it from and you helped The Vulnerable Project do more. Disclaimer – The VP is not currently a registered 501©3 so donations of goods to us would not be tax deductible. P.S. We are accepting donations of literally anything that has value and can be sold online – if you have large quantities or a large item, please talk to me before sending it.
- Buy something from us – buy coffee, buy jewelry, we’ll be adding more goods literally almost every day.
- Connect us – if you know an organization that is helping keep families together by creating jobs literally anywhere in the world, connect us with them. Tell them that we want to help and we want to market their products for them. Our goal is to get the Vulnerable Project online store to have upwards of 8 to 10 different departments – all based on the country the goods are coming from:
- The U.S. (the first of these should arrive next week)
- Tell the story – Like The Vulnerable Project on Facebook. Share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or anywhere else. E-mail others about it. Consider asking your mission committee to invite us to come talk to your church about how you can partner with The Vulnerable Project as a church to help keep families together.
There you have it. Four ways that you can be part of The Vulnerable Project. Four ways that you can do something to help keep families together.
There are families who are struggling. They are struggling today. There are organizations who are trying to help them – but they need our help.
Mailing Address – The Vulnerable Project 2260 Rosewood St. Jenison, MI 49428