FAQ

What is Ornaments 4 Orphans?

Ornaments 4 Orphans is a fair trade, social enterprise celebrating dignity and generosity.

What is fair trade? Why is fair trade important?

Fair trade is a growing global movement that ensures workers are paid fairly for their goods and services. The men and women who make our products earn a living wage which protects them from exploitation and poverty. When you purchase a fair trade product you can be sure that the people behind the product are treated with dignity and decency. Visit www.fairtradefederation.org or www.wfto.com for more info.

What is a social enterprise?

“Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment.  They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community.  And so when they profit, society profits.  (http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/about/about-social-enterprise)

Is Ornaments 4 Orphans a non-profit organization?

Ornaments 4 Orphans is a for-profit social business that uses ethical and sustainable practices to advance society.  We use enterprise to promote job creation, poverty alleviation, family preservation, and orphan prevention in the world. Non-profits play an important role which is why Ornaments 4 Orphans proudly partners with organizations working with families and vulnerable children in at-risk communities.

How much does Ornaments 4 Orphans give to its partners?

Ornaments 4 Orphans strives to advance social good by contributing as much as possible to our non-profit partners. In 2015 we were able to give 100% of our profits to organizations in Uganda.

How Can I Partner with Ornaments4Orphans?
Host an Ornaments4Orphans tree. The only cost is your time. Learn more on our HOST page. By volunteering your time, you help us maximize our impact, keeping our artisans employed and allowing us to donate generously to our partner causes.
Where can I host? 
Anywhere! Ornaments4Orphans has been hosted at churches, home parties, craft fairs, schools, businesses and even online! You are free to sell ornaments wherever you can.
How many ornaments do I need?
The most commonly ordered box is a box of 100. Larger churches and groups might want to request a box of 200 or 300. Remember, there is no requirement to sell all the ornaments. We are also happy to help you decide how many ornaments will work best for your gathering after your sign up.
What’s in a box?
A carefully crafted assortment of our best selling ornaments, a handmade nativity, paper bead garland, postcards explaining the o4o cause, posters, detailed packing/price list, UPS return label.
How far in advance do I need to sign up?
We recommend signing up a month in advance of your start date. If time is shorter, contact us, and we will gladly see if it is possible to work you into our ship schedule.
How long will it take to receive my box?
You will receive your box at least one week prior to your selected start date. All boxes are shipped via UPS and you will receive an emailed tracking number once your box leaves our warehouse.
How long can I keep my ornaments?
Please keep your ornaments as long as you are selling them. Once you are finished you can easily return the box by using the prepaid shipping label included with your ornaments. We ask that any collected funds and ornaments are returned to use prior to December 31st.
For simple step by step instructions on the hosting process please refer to our 7 Simple Steps HERE.
If you still have questions please feel free to contact us. Thank you!