Wouldn’t be great if your Christmas shopping not only blessed your friends and family but also went to support a special needs family? Look no further! Today I am sharing with you some lovely special needs entrepreneurs whose small businesses go to support their family’s financial needs.
Cindy from The Painted Daisy Company a MOMprenuer, Boy Mom raising 3 amazing young men with the help of her husband. She says, “An Asperger’s diagnosis last year has created a need for me to be more present in the day to day of my boys so I have decided to use my gifts to bring joy to others in the form of home decor. From funny, to family, to spiritual I hope my signs bring you as much joy as they bring me to make!”
Marisa from MarisaMade is a special needs mom of two whose youngest was diagnosed with FoxG1 Syndrome, a rare genetic condition. MarisaMade is a creative studio with a love for illustration, watercolor, hand-lettering and stationary. Her Etsy store carries lovely products and beautiful holiday cards. A portion of the proceeds from her Christmas card sales is going to the FoxG1 Research Foundation for a Cure.
Lump of Coal Soap Company is a company that is committed to developing opportunities for competitive employment and career advancement for individuals with intellectual challenges. The owner’s son has Down Syndrome. This company’s line of handcrafted luxury soaps are Christmas-themed with holiday scents. Shop the collections here.
Mom Warrior Tee Company is dedicated to Mom Warriors (Moms who fight for their children): moms that create hope when most have given up on their children. In their TeePublic store, you can shop tees for the Mama Bears you know!
Kerith Stull, a special needs mom who has been featured here on Beautiful In His Time, has opened an Etsy shop selling wine charm favors for weddings and parties. Her 19-year-old daughter, Brielle, has cytomegalovirus (CMV) and cerebral palsy. Her shop also sells sheet music ornaments and map ornaments.
Andrea from AnM Pottery creates rustic and functional pottery inspired by nature. Over the past two years, her work became much more than just a hobby. It became an outlet for the growth and change she experienced after facing a serious medical crisis with her son, Jaxson. Jax was born more than 4 months early and spent 93 days in the hospital after he was born. He was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. This medical life is a stressful one – and Andrea has turned to the potters wheel to cope and create and to give life to hope. She sells her pottery via her Facebook page.
Emma’s Sweets was started by Leslie Bergquist and her family with the purpose of producing handmade artisan chocolates and employing individuals with special needs. The desire to employ those with special needs comes from her love for her daughter Lauren, who has Down syndrome. Emma’s Sweets has lovely holiday gift sets available!
Bella Rose Jewellery is run by Dakota, an 11-year-old girl with Cerebral Palsy. She makes jewelry, teething necklaces and clips, and more for women and babies. You can shop her collections via her Facebook page or Instagram!
Are t-shirts for your friends and family on your Christmas list? Then skip CafePress because Sunshine and Spoons is the place to do your Christmas shopping! Hannah is both a special needs mom (as in she has special needs herself), but she has special needs kiddos! While her shop has a ton of product that is special needs oriented, she carries t-shirts for moms, mommy bloggers, Princess Bride fans, toddler moms, Doctor Who fans, homeschool moms, book lovers, coffee addicts, and more!
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This is in no way meant to be a comprehensive list. I just got the idea for this post a few days ago. So if you are a special needs mom (or kid) entrepreneur, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Facebook message and I will add your product to this post ASAP!