Q: Would love to have this box. Pity it does not ship to South Africa.Asked by Miquette T., July 2021
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Q: Are the pieces being sent made in the other countries? Or are they just items like what is sold in the other countries? Are boxes helping more than just 10% the other countries? Asked by Tricia R., October 2020
Yes, all products in the boxes are handcrafted by families around the world to empower them to break out of poverty. We partner with artisan groups and families to create jobs and a marketplace for their handmade products. The products feature materials common to different regions in the world, recycled materials, and/or the skills and craftsmanship that is unique for different parts of the world.
For instance, our India boxes tend to feature ornate jewelry common in their culture, while our Ecuador boxes tend to feature renewable resources such as tagua and jungle seeds. So, both box options are creating sustainable income for families in poverty and the Box of Blessings also donates 10% to poverty fighting causes.
Many of our artisan partners also offer...
Q: Hi there! If we choose the "Favorite of the Month" option, is it more likely to be a piece of jewelry or another accessory? I'm more interested in jewelry than the other items (bags, figurines, etc.).Asked by Sara D., June 2020
Hi! It is most likely to be a piece of jewelry - earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace are the most common. We did do a bag in June, but that doesn't happen often. THANKS for asking!
Q: I am trying to subscribe to the smaller box for three months. It said the transaction didn’t go through but yet my card was charged. Please fix this, so I don’t have to cancel the charge. Asked by Halie V., March 2020
It looks like your cards zipcode failed validation and no subscription was purchased. I'm not sure why your card would say it was charged, have you checked your cards statement to verify that it actually charged your account? I sent you an email with further information and will continue to look into this as I hear back from you. Thank you for considering a subscription that empowers families around the world!
I recieved cute handmade items from Haiti in my box. I can't wear the earrings bc my ears are gauged but will be giving them to a friend bc they are so pretty! I love handmade unique items and this box is a plus bc not only do you get that you can help someone else in the process. Spread the blessings ❤
This is such a fun box to get. Everything is unique, useful, and a nice quality, and I love that it has a real impact in fighting poverty.
What a nice box! I ordered it to help others and look forward to the next box!!!
I loved my first box! I got three items that I can tell we're made with love. My favorite was the beanie. I hope to be back soon.
Beautiful handmade gifts that my mother loved!
Loved the earrings!
I love my monthly shipment from International Blessings. There is often jewelry for me to enjoy as well as a goody for my daughter. I also like the exposure for the artisans and have purchased additional items. Thank you!
I got this as a Christmas present last year and for the past 10mths I have loved every box I've opened. There is great care and thoughtfulness put into the box. Each box comes with information about who made the items and how they benefit from being a part. Even my kids are eager to see what is in the box and learn about the origins of the items.
Was really disappointed. Received a very simple stretchy bracelet with pieces that are not cute at all.
I gave this as a gift. I have no idea what was sent so I cannot comment on anything except that it would be helpful to include a photo of what gets sent
Box of Blessings: 1. Tagua Earrings 2. Sofia Bracelet 3. Dyed Circle Necklace Cause of the Month: Compassion International: Respiratory & Medical Care
Box of Blessings: 1. Smooth Wooden Hoop/Diamond Earrings (Guatemala) 2. Embroidered Headband (Peru) 3. Embroidered Coin Purse (Peru) Cause of the Month: UPAVIM (United for a Better Life), an artisan group in Guatemala City dedicated to offering a sanctuary of hope, learning, and community in a neighborhood full of gangs and violence.
Favorite of the Month 1. Bone Earrings (Uganda) 2. Hand carved Wooden Animal
Box of Blessings 1. Leather Earrings (Haiti) 2. Jungle Stretch Bracelet (Ecuador) 3. Leather Keychain (Haiti) Featuring artisans from 2nd Story Goods and Minga Fair Trade Imports. Donation to 2nd Story Goods in Haiti to help provide necessary resources during this time of political unrest and chaos.
Box of Blessings 1. Robin's Nest Earrings (Thailand) 2. Multicolor Wax Bracelet (Thailand) 3. Mr. Ellie Pooh Notebook (Sri Lanka) 4. Animal Magnet (Thailand) Featuring artisans from ThaiVillage & Mr. Ellie Pooh. Donation to ThaiVillage to support their expansion and outreach activities.
Box of Blessings 1. Arabesque Gold Earrings 2. Raj Silver Cuff 3. Cosmetic Bag Featured artisans from Matr Boomie. Donation to Rahab's Rope to prevent and fight sex trafficking.
Box of Blessings 1. Cabochon Earrings 2. Triple Metal Leather Bracelet 3. Soapstone Animal Figurine Featuring artisans from Minga Fair Trade Imports. Donation to Heifer International to purchase flocks of chicks for families in poverty.
Box of Blessings 1. Thick Bollywood Cuff 2. Colorful Toe Ring 3. Carved Wooden Ring Box Featuring artisans from Matr Boomie. Donation to Rahab's Rope to prevent and fight sex trafficking.
Favorite of the Month Namakula Triple Bracelet Featuring artisans at Project Have Hope.