We are currently accepting applications for fall and winter 2017 events.
Hosting a Home Party or Event is a tangible way for you to help support Mercy House and countless women all around the world.
What is a home party: It’s a place to gather and share the story of Mercy House and allow people to support by shopping the beautiful handmade products made by teen mothers and impoverished women all over the globe.
Where do I host the party: Host a party in your home, business, church, neighborhood, school- there are no limits to shopping!
Who can I invite: Invite people in your life and community to shop beautiful fair trade product!
Why should I host a party: This is a very practical way to love mercy with us! The money from the products goes to support the girls we rescue in Kenya and the women we empower through Fair Trade Friday. Plus, as a thank you, you will earn points to shop in our online store (or you’ll receive a special fair trade gift if we have a specific booking incentive).
How does it work: Once you’ve contacted us about a party, you will receive a one page agreement form by email with a few more details. Party dates are suggested one month from agreement. Once we receive your agreement, we will contact you to confirm a party date. Due to the waiting list, all product (and/or sales) must be returned within two weeks of your party. Please note that initially there might be a waiting list for a party box. It will depend on our inventory. But eventually, everyone who submits a form will be able to host a party. Your credit card is required and will be charged if product is not returned.
We have two options:
1. Global Home Parties -(Great for less than 50) You will receive a variety of product from our maternity homes in Kenya and our Fair Trade Friday artisans. You’ll get our popular t-shirts and totes, etc., gorgeous jewelry and accessories and popular items we carry in our Texas retail stores.
2. Host a Fair Trade Event (for 50 or more) at your church or in your community with a variety of product (these fill up fast, so plan ahead!) These events are so popular! We will send you product (based on the amount of people attending the event) and you can set up a fair trade table and sell. These events benefit both Mercy House and dozens of fair trade artisans we support.
What comes in my party box: brochures, an inventory sheet, a hostess letter and amazing product, of course. There is also a flash drive available with our newest videos and digital copies of documents included in your party box. You can visit the Mercy Shop to see samples of the types of product you will receive. Each box contains enough for a party of 12 to shop (or more if you plan on a bigger party). It will be a variety of colors and styles. Styles can not be selected. There is also a feedback form because we value your opinion and want to improve with your suggestions.
Apply online today and you’ll be contacted by a staff member to confirm your party.