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 enterprise that uses ethical and sustainable practices to advance society.  We use business to create jobs, fight poverty, preserve families, empower communities, and ultimately prevent orphans. Non-profits play an important role which is why Ornaments 4 Orphans proudly partners with causes that work directly with families and vulnerable children in at-risk communities.

How much does Ornaments 4 Orphans® give to charity?

Ornaments 4 Orphans® strives to advance social good by contributing as much as possible to our non-profit partners. We have committed to giving 100% of our net profit to charity.

How can I partner with Ornaments 4 Orphans®?
Host an Ornaments 4 Orphans® party. The only cost is your time. Learn more on our HOST page. By volunteering with O4O, 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! Ornaments 4 Orphans® has been hosted at churches, homes, parties, craft fairs, schools, businesses and even online! You are encouraged to sell our Christmas ornaments and products wherever you can.
How many ornaments do I need?
Most people start with a boxed assortment of 100 ornaments. Larger churches and groups might want to request a box of 200 or 300. You can always request more if you sell out of any particular style. There is no requirement to sell all the ornaments. Most of our volunteers sell about 50% of their box. We are happy to help you decide how many ornaments will work best after you sign up.
What’s in a box?
A carefully crafted assortment of our best selling Christmas ornaments, a handmade nativity, paper bead garland, postcards explaining Ornaments 4 Orphans’ 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 Host TO DO LIST HERE.
If you still have questions please feel free to contact us. Thank you!