You've seen them on my side bar, I've talked about them before but I just can't stress what an awesome organization they are. Started by an adoptive mom who wanted to make a difference, Ordinary Hero is doing just that.
Providing opportunities to people to go work on a missions trip, advocating for waiting children in orphanages in Ethiopia, having local outreach programs for the needy and displaced in the Nashville Tennessee area (their ... they are making a big difference in the name of love everywhere. They even have a sponsorship program where you can sponsor a child living in the Korah (literally, it's a garbage dump) to go to school and give them a help-up out of poverty.
That's another reason why I love Ordinary Hero; they don't just do hand-outs but hand-ups... and nothing is more empowering than when you can help yourself.
From their website: Our Mission is to inspire and empower ORDINARY people to make an extraordinary difference in the life of a child in need.
Ordinary Hero also has an affiliate program that allows adoptive families to earn commission from sales made at their store. As you know, we are an affiliate and Ordinary Hero just added a ton of terrific Christmas items to their store front. Fabulous Christmas gifts... or just buy yourself something you like, and know with each person you are being an ordinary hero. Helping a family bring home their child is nothing ordinary, but an extraordinary way to live out the Gospel.
Right now Ordinary Hero has fabulous items for sale and a grant contest going on to the top sellers. Ordinary Hero even provides humanitarian gifts in their store. Shoes to cover bare feet, blankets to provide warmth and even sheep to fill an empty belly. If you have to buy presents for a group of coworkers who have EVERYTHING consider buying a sheep to feed hungry children or a backpack so a child can go to school.
There are so many families fundraising to bring the loves home, consider shopping there to help them (or us) grow their family.