I was hot and thirsty beyond belief one day and walked into Mission Village Market…this is where the story begins….
At Mission Village Market 100% of the profits go to support the organizations represented in their store. They are a 501c3 non-profit organization.
“When you shop with us, it is truly a Purchase with a Purpose.”
I first spoke with Phil Noblit who asked if it was my first visit and did I know about the place? That’s all it took and Mr. Noblit told me their story of how this cute market and deli/coffee shop came about! I’ll do better to just copy from their website what Mr. and Mrs. Noblit told me:
“More Than A Store, We’re a Story: Over the years we have come in contact with some incredible organizations that are making a true impact in the lives of children and their families around the world. Many of them sell products to raise support. The sale of these products go toward efforts like reducing poverty, orphan care, and quality education. They provide jobs, food and medical attention for families, help people recover from addictions, and even help to fight against human trafficking.
This is where the idea for Mission Village Market began. We wanted to have a place where we could sell their goods, promote these great organizations, and better fund their efforts. We also wanted to give people like you the opportunity to get involved; to introduce you to the organizations that have become a part of the Mission Village Market family and hopefully inspire you to join us in impacting lives.” Source: www.MissionVillageMarket.com
I loved the vibe of this place!
Who do they help?
One Child Matters is bringing hope, truth, life, love, and mercy to children living in poverty around the world.
Mission of Hope Haiti is an organization bringing hope and life transformation to every man, woman and child in Haiti.
The Refugee Project empowers refugee women relocated in Houston, TX to meet their basic needs through the sale of hand-made products.
Home of Hope is a restorative care resident program for adolescent victims of human trafficking here in the U.S.
Leivas is a coffee farm in Guatemala providing lifestyle improvements and child education for local farmers.
African Market Baskets provides healthcare, education and lifestyle improvements for families in Ghana.
Mercy House empowers women and teenage mothers around the world through partnerships and sustainable fair trade product development.
Refuge is a socially responsible company that supports child refugee education through the sale of hand-stamped bracelets.
Sole Hope offers hope, healthier lives and freedom from foot related diseases, through education, jobs and medical relief.
Redeemed Ministries brings redemption and liberation to adult survivors of human trafficking.
Pambatoto shows the love of Christ to the children from the slums of Kenya, using profits to rescue orphans and support them in the loving home of Sanctuary of Hope.
Hand Up Global Goods empowers Haitian youth and provokes social change one bracelet at a time.
ImaniXchange (IXC) is a women empowerment program in Kenya, Africa providing job opportunities to single, widowed, disabled and disadvantaged women.
One Loud Voice is a missions organization, uniting people to resolve needs locally and around the world.
Free Reign Farm A portion of every sale goes directly to Youth Villages to support children and families currently involved with the foster care program.
Breaking Thru the Silence ministers to the deaf community in Haiti, providing assistance to the elderly, general aid and water filtration systems.
Love to see people doing good out there in the world – thanks Mr. and Mrs. Noblit!
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