Our mission at Wisteria is to make the world a better place by creating beauty and meaning.
We have the rare privilege of getting to know many of the artisans who create the things we are selling. They come from all walks of life and all parts of the world. When we tell their stories, we support their work. We believe that meaning comes out of these relationships and through these remarkable stories. Beauty is seen in the unique and lovely creations that often cannot be found anywhere else.
It’s these relationships and experiences that inspired us over the years to support more than 120 different nonprofits organizations in the United States and around the world. We started with small, grassroots efforts. We cast a wide net, supporting almost any request that came our way. Over time, though, we decided to narrow our focus and deepen our impact with a few of our faith-based nonprofit friends who work tirelessly to improve the lives of children and their families.
In each catalog and on our website, we feature our nonprofit friends doing great work for children and their families – both in our local Dallas community and around the world.
Akola is a unique non-profit jewelry brand that empowers up to 500 women in poverty in Uganda and Dallas to redesign their stories. Akola trains and provides employment opportunities for those women so they can transform the lives of their children and communities - enacting a ripple effect that can break the cycle of poverty. One hundred percent of donations help fund the education and wellness programs created to strengthen these women, their children and their communities
Amani serves children orphaned by AIDS and poverty in Africa. The drought across Africa has been devastating. And, as usual, the youngest children suffer the most. But when a baby arrives at New Life Home for abandoned children in Kenya, the drought for her is over. She is given a name, food, warmth, care, medical attention, and love, lots of love.
Global Renewal is a Christian community development organization working in Southeast Asia. Global Renewal provides comprehensive training and community relief and supports anti-human trafficking efforts. Wisteria will help support Global Renewal's home for little girls who are trafficked and abused. Rescued girls come to Selah House in Indonesia and Cambodia and encounter a loving environment, caregivers, private education, and medical care. In time, they become emissaries of transformation and examples of God’s grace and freedom.
Decades of poverty and oppression have resulted in orphaned and abandoned children in certain regions of Southeast Asia. Supporting four orphanages in the area, Grace Ministry provides proper food, shelter, clothing, and education that these children wouldn’t have otherwise. Given the hostile environment in which Grace Ministry operates, we maintain a high level of confidentiality in our communication regarding this ministry. Please know that Grace Ministry's efforts are on the front line of serving children most in need.
Families along the northern border of Mexico endure the weight of extreme poverty and violence. Juntos Servimos assists individuals, particularly children, in northern Mexico, who are struggling with extreme disease and disability, abuse, and a lack of education. All donations go toward providing the necessary resources to fulfill each child’s full potential, by supplying food and water, education, shelter, counseling, and medical care—even in the most extreme cases. Juntos Servimos treats children with the utmost care and attention, serving the needs of each child’s plight and responding compassionately to their suffering.
Orphan Outreach helps connect and provide unconditional love to orphans around the world, diligently working to better the lives of these vulnerable children. In India, Orphan Outreach provides vital support to orphan children struggling with HIV, extreme poverty, neglect, and abuse. Recognizing that the needs are overwhelming, Wisteria will donate to provide much needed food for orphanages in India.
Starfish Project serves women and girls escaping human trafficking and exploitation in East Asia. We provide life-changing opportunities through our social enterprise jewelry company and holistic care program. With every $1 donated, Starfish Project generates another $1.50 in jewelry revenue, so your gift is more than doubled. Because of your support, exploited women and their families will experience freedom, establish independence, and develop careers
Lumin Education works to transform education by starting young, involving parents, and creating learning environments to inspire children from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Focusing on neighborhoods struggling with poverty, illiteracy, and high dropout rates, Lumin Education was founded with the belief that all children can succeed in school.
The Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) Charity Foundation’s mission is to provide free medical assistance, food, shelter, vocational and educational training to poor and disadvantaged children and families. They work closely with the DMI religious sisters, who founded and run the Kim Long Charity Clinic in Hue, Vietnam. Their mission is grounded in three simple principles: commitment, compassion, and respect. This clinic and the sisters are a refuge for the community, and they work tirelessly to make better and brighter futures for the children and families in Hue and throughout Vietnam.