Noonday (Looking Good and Doing Good)
It’s a fashion company founded by a woman who was doing mission trips overseas and felt called to adopt a child from Africa. Another friend of hers helped her raise money for the adoption by selling jewelry and goods made by women in Africa. The women made good wages, and she raised the money to adopt. Then she founded a company that rescues women from the streets and pays them to make jewelry that women in America and other countries sell. A portion of the company’s profits go to fund adoptions for families that can’t afford to fund it themselves.
Jenna became a rep this month, because she’s felt called for a long time to do more than just a food blog and she wanted to change her life to really bless orphans and widows like it says in James 1:27:
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
She shared a story behind one of the artisans in another post that was really incredible.
So I’m not going to lie… I’ve been checking out “home sales” opportunities for years, but I’ve never found one that doesn’t just leave me with a really bad feeling in my stomach. But the more I research this one and read about it, the more I have nothing but good feelings. Seriously, there is nothing that gives me qualms about it. It’s legitimately exactly what it says it is, the products are gorgeous, and it really is by women, for women, to share God’s love and lift each other up.
It’s $299 to become a rep. I don’t think now is the right time for me, per se, because that’s a pretty penny for us. But it’s just something on my mind that I wanted to share. I’m not normally interested in sales, and I don’t think I’m good at it. But what I like about Noonday is I feel like I could truly have a ladies day and have friends and friends of friends over and truly say “this is beautiful jewelry” and mean it. If anything, it’s also a good model for something that’s working right now for others as a business that’s really helping women escape slavery and poverty and live with dignity, and it’s a Christian organization.