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THE STREET CHILD PROJECT

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FEED SHELTER EDUCATE INSPIRE


Necklaces made from Ugandan seeds (Item #4405) $18.00

It all starts with a

SEED.

When a seed is sown in rich, fertile soil, something beautiful takes place. The seed roots itself into the dirt and life begins. With the help of diligent, patient hands and the provision of sunlight and rain, a plant grows. Bursting forth from the ground, creation begins anew. Before long, what was once a seed has turned into a life-giving and fruit-bearing tree that provides food and shelter for all who find it.

Our philosophy is that transformation begins when a vision is rooted firmly in a community of committed nurturers who know how to till land and cultivate growth. The vision behind SOW is about much more than providing quality Ugandan products to the North Carolina community, though we think that’s a great thing. It’s about recognizing the created purpose and potential planted in every child and ensuring they have a healthy environment in which to grow.

It’s hard to imagine that the fullness of purpose and potential could be hidden in something as small as a seed, but life begins in small ways. That’s why we’ve created SOW, a creative collection of handcrafted Ugandan products made available for the North Carolina community and beyond, because growing globally means sowing locally.

We believe that every word and action sown into the lives of the children we serve has redemptive value. In the same way, every dollar we spend casts a vote on the kind of world we want to live in. That’s why SOW is designed to involve customers in The Street Child Project’s mission to feed, shelter and educate Ugandan street children while providing them an environment for creative expression.

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This SOW Collection Catalog features four product lines revolving around our mission to the homeless youth of Uganda. Each item includes one of our identification numbers as well as the retail price for the piece. Purchase an item from any one of our lines and you will join our work to bring nutrition, safety, education and creative opportunities to one of the most vulnerable populations in East Africa. More importantly, you will be sowing into a community of people— children, staff and artisans— whose lives are being redeemed and transformed by a Gardener whose purposes are far above our own. How do you transform a community? Start with a seed.


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FEED FEED offers products for your kitchen and dining room. In this line you will find homemade casserole carriers, salad tongs, bottle openers, aprons, placemats, table runners and more. Every item sold benefits efforts to feed current and former street children in Uganda.

B A. Hand-woven casserole carrier This hand-woven casserole carrier is the perfect item to display a home cooked dish. Accented with our organization’s color, this piece makes an excellent addition to any spread.

(Item #1101) $22.00 B. Bottle openers Hand carved cow bone bottle opener. Each piece uniquely painted in black and white.

(Item #1102) $13.00/each C. Wooden salad tongs These handcarved wooden spoons are fitted with cow-bone painted handles. Perfect for serving soup, tossing salad or simply to display.

(Item #1103) $20.00/pair C 3


SHELTER SHELTER offers products for your bedroom and living room. In this line you will find homemade pillows, throws, quilts, decorative baskets and artwork. Every item sold benefits efforts to shelter current and former street children in Uganda.

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B A. Hand-woven basket

B. Wooden bowl

Hand woven straw basket designed for any corner of the house. Accented in blue thread.

Hand carved wooden bowl made to hold just about anything.

(Item #2201) $20.00

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(Item #2202) $20.00

C. Hand-sewn pillows

D. Hand-carved animals

Our pillows are made with fabric from our local community in Uganda and hand sewn by our staff in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Lions and tigers and giraffes – oh my! These hand carved creatures are 4-12 inches tall and are a perfect accent piece for any shelf.

(Item #2203) $30.00/each 4

(Item #2204) $15.00/each


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EDUCATE EDUCATE offers products for your office or classroom. In this line you will find school bags, pencil cases, laptop carriers and more. Every item sold benefits efforts to educate current and former street children in Uganda.

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A. Recycled totes Made from sugar bags and lined with soft Ugandan cotton, this oversized bag is perfect for carrying laptops, books or any other personal items.

(Item #3301) $20.00 (small)/each $25.00 (large)/each B. Fabric wallets Made with Ugandan fabric and lined with silky fabric, this pouch can hold anything from loose change to writing utensils.

(Item #3304) $12.00/each C. Fabric journals Covered with traditional Ugandan fabric, these journals come in a multitude of designs and colors.

(Item #3303) $10.00 (small)/each $12.00 (medium)/each $15.00 (large)/each

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EXPRESS

A. Beaded bangles

B. Bone bracelets

These beaded bangles come in a variety of colors. One size fits all.

Hand-carved and painted bracelets from cow bone. Come in brown and black; one size fits all. A staff favorite!

(Item #4401) $12.00/each EXPRESS offers products that display the unique expression of the artisans and children with whom we work. In this line you will find bracelets, headbands, shoulder bags, necklaces and more. Every item sold benefits efforts to

(Item #4402) $10.00/each

C. Fabric headbands

D. Coin necklaces

From soft Ugandan fabric, these one-size fits all headbands are great for guys and gals. Perfect for a hot Ugandan afternoon!

Antique Ugandan coins tied with woven string. These unique necklaces come in a variety of colors.

(Item #4403) $10.00/each

(Item #4409) $15.00/each

*Cover page, seed bracelets (Item #4406) $13.00/each

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Dance

Fishing

Songwriting

After an art camp in the summer of 2009, the children in our program expressed themselves through photography. This was the result.

After an art camp in the summer of 2009, the children in our program expressed themselves through photography. This was the result.

After an art camp in the summer of 2009, the children in our program expressed themselves through photography. This was the result.

(Item #5501) Matted, $10.00

(Item #5503) Matted, $10.00

(Item #5502) Matted, $10.00

Sit

Footsteps

Hello Friend

After an art camp in the summer of 2009, the children in our program expressed themselves through photography. This was the result.

After an art camp in the summer of 2009, the children in our program expressed themselves through photography. This was the result.

After an art camp in the summer of 2009, the children in our program expressed themselves through photography. This was the result.

(Item #5504) Matted, $10.00

(Item #5505) Matted, $10.00

(Item #5506) Matted, $10.00

Cooking

Sunset

Goat

After an art camp in the summer of 2009, the children in our program expressed themselves through photography. This was the result.

After an art camp in the summer of 2009, the children in our program expressed themselves through photography. This was the result.

After an art camp in the summer of 2009, the children in our program expressed themselves through photography. This was the result.

(Item #5507) Matted, $10.00

(Item #5508) Matted, $10.00

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(Item #5509) Matted, $10.00


THE STREET CHILD PROJECT The Street Child Project is a non-profit ministry committed to the complete restoration of children living on the streets of Uganda. We are a growing community of passionate, committed students, graduates and teachers called by Jesus to serve street children around the world. We hope you will join us as we work towards and dream of a world where every child has a home.

PO Box 1812 Indian Trail, NC 28079 PO Box 681 Jinja, Uganda www.thestreetchildproject.org info@thestreetchlidproject.org


The SOW Collection