It started with a dream to empower families to participate in the healing process of their community - to tangibly connect people from all over the world with one another - and help each other heal in the process.
Ok right. So how is purchasing something from 27&Oak going to do that? Thanks so much for asking!
It's more than buying and selling. It's about journeying with people to create opportunity. We invest in artisans in Latin America and Africa to design, create and sell handmade items - empowering families to participate in the healing process of their community.
We brought this idea to a couple of friends at Buckner International and set out to design a business to support Buckner’s redemptive work with children and families. Through Family Hope Centers, Buckner professional social workers come alongside struggling families to equip and empower them to reach their goals and end cycles of poverty and abuse.
We love Buckner's Family Hope Center ministry model! Journeying with people- what a beautiful part of life! We are stronger together.
However, some of the men and women are gifted artisans, but have no way of accessing customers outside of their community, limiting their opportunity to earn enough to thrive. 27&Oak connects these artisans to people like you who want to make a difference with their purchases.
When you buy a handmade item, you are providing critical income for a family. You are helping with food and clothing. You are providing the funds for educating a child. You are providing life giving social services.
So, purchase something here and come along for the journey...or get involved with a great org like Buckner. Either way go change the world - one opportunity at a time.
artisans + opportunity
It's more than buying and selling. It's about journeying with people to create opportunity.