How to Party with a purpose

Turns out most peo­ple like to party!  So, we are fol­low­ing up on our Sole Hope post with our guide, How to Party with a Pur­pose, and some resources to help you to find the cause/organization you want to sup­port while you party.  Gather your friends and fam­ily, make some good­ies, and make a dif­fer­ence (and pin the graphic below to help spread the word) : How-to-Party-8

   Our party ideas and orga­ni­za­tions to support

Cre­ate some­thing beau­ti­ful to share:

What is bet­ter than using our cre­ativ­ity to help some­one else? Here are a few ways you can get crafty with your friends:

  • Lit­tle Dresses for Africa

Get crafty with Lit­tle Dresses for Africa, and turn pil­low cases into mas­ter­pieces. The dresses are dis­trib­uted to girls in orphan­ages and schools in Africa to show them that they are loved and are wor­thy! We did this with our youth group and church a few years ago, it was a great cross gen­er­a­tional bond­ing experience.

  • Little Dresses for AfricaDolly Dona­tions

Have a blast mak­ing these pre­cious Dolls with Dolly Dona­tions — Your doll could become a child’s favorite toy and source of com­fort in Haiti and Guatemala.

Dolls for Haiti 4

Host a Trunk Show:

Host­ing or attend­ing a trunk show with the fol­low­ing com­pa­nies is like shop­ping from the com­fort of your home while eat­ing, drink­ing and con­vers­ing with friends and you get to help each orga­ni­za­tion achieve their mis­sion. It’s easy: just click on the high­lighted  links below to con­tact the com­pany, set a date for your party, typ­i­cally they will send you a box full of prod­ucts (each com­pa­nies’ poli­cies vary and they may or may not send a rep­re­sen­ta­tive along with the prod­ucts). Sounds great, right?

  • Ele­gant Tees

Ele­gant Tees res­cues and restores vic­tims of Human Traf­fick­ing and pro­vides them a pos­i­tive and sta­ble income by sewing these cute Tees! Host a Trunk show here.Elegantees

  • Haiti Design Co-op

Haiti Design Co-op, share some Hait­ian style by bring­ing a vari­ety of items from tal­ented Hat­ian artists into your home.


  • Noon­day Collection

Noon­day Col­lec­tion — Sells a vari­ety of acces­sories, pays their arti­sans liv­ing wages and advo­cates for adop­tion.  Do you know some­one who is adopt­ing, you can appoint 10% of your trunk show sales to their adop­tion. As they say, Host a Trunk Show, Change the World.


  • 31 Bits

31 Bits makes beau­ti­ful jew­elry, pays their arti­sans fair wages and offers them awe­some edu­ca­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties.  To sign up for a House Party click here.


  • Sak Saum

Sak Saum (Cam­bo­dia) Restores and reha­bil­i­tates vic­tims of Human Traf­fick­ing and makes beau­ti­ful prod­ucts. Host a home party here.

Sak Saum

  • Seed

Seed= Liveli­hood Net­work, pro­vides Sustain­able Empow­er­ment through Economic Devel­op­ment to com­mu­ni­ties that don’t have many other eco­nomic oppor­tu­ni­ties. They have prod­ucts from all over the world.  To host an event or Trunk show click here.


  • Me to We

Me to We — Sells eco-friendly and socially con­scious prod­ucts, they carry a bit of every­thing from cards to cloth­ing  Find out how to host a trunk show here.


Host a Movie night:

Sum­mer is the per­fect time for a back­yard movie screen­ing! Choose one of the movies with a mes­sage listed below and help spread aware­ness about impor­tant issues.


Human Traf­fick­ing - The Pink Room fol­lows Mien a girl trapped in sex slav­ery in Cam­bo­dia. It por­trays the com­plex issue of human traf­fick­ing yet is a story of redemp­tion and gives hope in the midst of darkness.

Mater­nal Health - The story of four women and the trails and com­pli­ca­tions they face dur­ing their preg­nan­cies and deliveries.

Adop­tion Advo­cacy — A doc­u­men­tary that fol­lows four chil­dren from three dif­fer­ent coun­tries and the chal­lenges involved in com­plet­ing their adoptions.

Your ideas here :)

The pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less!!  Have you thrown a gath­er­ing or party with a pur­pose? What did you do? Share with us in the com­ment section!

Also, check out our Pin­ter­est board for more party inspiration -

Fol­low Bought Beautifully’s board PARTY time! on Pin­ter­est.

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About Emily Betzler

Hi, I'm Emily Betzler. I'm a mother, wife, friend, and lover of life. I'm passionate about using my life and specifically my purchases/finances to make this world a more beautiful place.


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2 Responses to How to Party with a purpose

  1. Sarah @ DollsAndDaydreams 06.12.14 at 10:43 am #

    Absolutely won­der­ful ideas :)

    Hugs and Happy Sewing,

    Sarah xxxx

    • Emily Betzler 06.16.14 at 9:32 am #

      Thanks Sarah! It was such a fun post to write. I loved see­ing the amaz­ing work that women are doing, includ­ing Dolly Donations!

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