The Blessing Basket Project is looking for volunteers to help with preparing our beautiful and unique handcrafted products for delivery to our retailers and customers across the U.S. and Canada. A good candidate would be willing to help do anything from reshaping our baskets using water to unloading a truck, packing shipments, and counting inventory
About Us The Blessing Basket Project is a Saint Louis based 501(c)(3) international nonprofit, seeking volunteers with a passion for changing the world. We have ONE mission: lift the artisans we serve out of poverty through the sale of beautiful and unique handcrafted artisan products. We also partner with many local organizations that support adults with disabilities and empowering youth.
Location You will be joining our team of fellow world-changers at our bright, fun, and climate-controlled offices and warehouse in Saint Louis, MO just footsteps away from Forest Park.
Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
If interested in joining our team, be sure to learn more about us at www.blessingbasket.org
We exist to reduce poverty in third world countries by creating sustainable jobs and paying our weavers prosperity wages.
How the BLESSING BASKET PROJECT Began:
In February of 1999, our founder Theresa Wilson, went through a personal crisis. In her time of need, people around her showed their love and support by sending cards of encouragement. She placed these "blessings" into a basket. Calling it her "Blessing Basket" she used it as a source of encouragement. Inspired by the love others invested in her, Theresa now spreads that same spirit of love to weavers around the world.
Prosperity Fair Trade Wages: In our effort to eliminate poverty, we pay our weavers multiple times more than Fair Trade wages for their baskets. We pay what we call "prosperity wages", many times higher than the market price paid for a basket in their country. Every basket we sell helps create sustainable jobs and helps reduce poverty in the villages we serve.