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Cool Stuff We Sell

We’ve finally figured out how to show you all the cool stuff we sell so you can [ahem] buy it. 100% of the proceeds from each sale go towards improving the lives of orphans living in extreme poverty.

Join us in doing something good!

 Crazy Cute Onesies:

12M or 18M

…yeah, “Poverty Stinks” is written across the butt. There is nothing cuter. $15  SORRY, CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!

Available in 12M or 18M – ’cause babies grow FAST!

Poverty Stinks Onesie

Fun Toddler T-Shirts:

2T, 3T, 4T

Put your toddler in this shirt, and they’ll be turning heads fo sho (that’s our hip slang for “for sure”). People will be all like, “wow, that kid sure is socially conscious”…and you’ll suppress your knowing smile. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your secret: it’s not the kid who’s socially conscious – it’s you! $12


Poverty Slayer T-shirt

Cool Kid T-Shirts:

S, M, L, XL

This one is unisex, and is available on sport grey. These are for cool kids only. Seriously, if your kid isn’t cool – don’t buy this shirt. $12

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What’s not to love about kids wearing socially conscious t-shirts? These make great gifts and each shirt comes with a tag that informs the recipient that through the purchase of the shirt, an orphan living in extreme poverty also received a shirt. This makes you awesome.

Clothe your kid and clothe an orphan at the same time. It feels good.

XS, S, M, L

This one is for girls (or really effeminate boys that like to kick it in girls-cut, pink tees). $12
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Cool Chick Shirts:

S, M, XL (sorry, sold out of L)

This one is for chicks (like us) who rock. Just sayin’. $12

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Because you all slammed your fists on the table and demanded these shirts for your own cutie patooties [exaggeration alert], we ordered some that you can now purchase!  Kids S, M, L, or XL.  $12      

I Am Loved Shirt 
 ($12 buys one for you and one for them)

Can you picture those little cutie patooties wearing these shirts with pride?! A huge reminder that they ARE LOVED -in English and Amharic! Every orphan needs this reminder, help us give it to them!



These smart little cards are the best things going. Let’s face it, greeting cards are expensive trash. They aren’t the main event; they’re a vehicle for the your greeting. Our Poverty Cards are so much more. With the purchase of a Poverty Card, the recipient will know that an orphan living in extreme poverty was fed for an entire week. What’s better is that our cards are backless, so they’re “less trashy”. The environment loves them. 5 cards for $9 Love orphans. Love the environment. Give Love. Give Poverty Cards.  SORRY, CURRENTLY SOLD OUT


You may be thinking, “What a stretch – like buying a t-shirt or note cards can really change the world“, but consider this: the proceeds from the sale of each item on this page will be combined & used to buy food. In fact, $5 can feed an orphan for an entire month! So while a simple t-shirt purchase may feel inconsequential, it truly will change the world for an orphan living in extreme poverty.

…and that’s how it’s done, one person at a time.

I Am Loved – Donation ($6 buys one for them)


27 Comments leave one →
  1. November 30, 2009 10:50 am

    Let’s not forget the fact that we met these beautiful children. That’s pretty cool. *cough cough* buy some *cough cough*

  2. December 15, 2009 11:30 pm

    Wow!! I love your products! We are in the early stages of our Ethiopian adoption and I found your site by accident while searching our all things “Ethiopian”!! Thank you for sharing your work!!
    Alli – KY

  3. December 16, 2009 8:25 pm

    Can I just say that Jonathan Freeman rocks? R-O-C-K-S

    (Jonathan is our web god)

  4. December 17, 2009 12:23 pm

    I love what you are doing! So creative. I know I will enjoy giving these cards. Thank you!

  5. Erin & Wendy permalink*
    December 18, 2009 11:33 pm

    Holy cow! We need a fulfillment department! We love, love, love all the orders – thanks guys! ORPHANS ARE BEING FED!! Woot!

  6. December 19, 2009 8:12 am

    I just tried to order but you guys are Sold Out! I’m bummed b/c I can’t put those adorable faces on my packages, but thrilled for your success! I have two adopted babes and live in Southern Maine as well….looking forward to ordering from you guys in the future.

  7. June 2, 2010 7:51 pm

    Oh my gosh…where have I been?

  8. Jan Nickerson permalink
    June 4, 2010 7:22 am

    Learned about you today from Six Baer Essentials. I have been corresponding with Sally Naetzker Baer for about 6 months. I was in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia 1962-64, living in Harar and working at the Teacher Training School. I am happy to see all the interest in doing something to help the plight of children/orphans in Ethiopia.

    • September 15, 2010 4:21 am

      Jan- wonderful of you to comment- hope you are well. It must be getting cold in the North Country already 🙂 Peace

  9. Erin & Wendy permalink*
    June 9, 2010 6:35 pm

    Don’t panic – the buttons to buy the new shirts are on their way…we have people who are much smarter than us working on it. Check back in a day or two and they’ll be here. Everything’s gonna be just fine. Breathe.

  10. Ann Bolduc permalink
    June 10, 2010 10:06 am

    I’m placing my order now; how much do you think the shipping will cost for 2 shirts? I don’t want to short change you girls! I love what you’re doing!

  11. Erin & Wendy permalink*
    June 10, 2010 5:02 pm

    Thanks Ann! If you order more than one shirt, we combine the shipping, so it’s still only $5 for 2 shirts.

  12. Freida Feltcher permalink
    June 11, 2010 8:15 pm

    Hi Ladies ! I found your web site through my sister in law (Ann Bolduc). I’m placing an order for some shirts today – thanks for all you do.

  13. June 28, 2010 9:46 am

    Hi Ladies!

    I am trying to buy the pink one for kids but the button isn’t working. Is that one sold out?


  14. July 7, 2010 10:01 pm

    I’d love to buy some ‘I am Loved’ shirts for my sweet tots. Will they be in stock soon?

    • Erin & Wendy permalink*
      July 27, 2010 9:44 pm

      Hi Paige,

      We’ll have them in September – we’ll get a buy button up there so you can order them for your precious kiddos. 🙂


  15. permalink
    December 5, 2010 6:32 pm

    Love your story……Love your stuff! I am currently a Mom on a Mission with 5 of my girlfriends (planning a trip to Ethipia in 2/12). So bummed we missed out on the ” I am Loved” Tees! Will you be getting and donating more????

  16. CJ Hyde permalink
    March 24, 2011 10:46 pm

    Hi Erin! Jodi let me know about your new adventure – the adoption of one of the boys from the orphanage… what a blessing. And I praise the Lord for all you and Wendy are doing to help these little munchkins! May God give you continued favor in raising funds, etc. and I pray that the transition of your new son is totally covered by our Father’s grace and mercy! Blessings, CJ


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