Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I don't live in the St. Louis area. Can I still order?
A: Of course!! We are happy to ship your order. Just email us with your order and address and we will individually calculate your shipping costs based on weight and zip code. If you are in the St. Louis area, you are more than welcome to pick up your items locally (and pay cash).
Q: I make a really cool craft. How do I donate?
A: Just contact us and let us know what you make and how many you'd be willing to donate. We would love to offer as many items as possible and we have limited resources to make everything ourselves!
Q: Where does the money go?
A: ALL the proceeds go into an account at our church. The money is available to families who have an approved grant application for their adoption. Some is also earmarked for the Puebla Project, a partnership with missionaries in Mexico who are in the beginning stages of developing a Christ-centered home for orphans.
Q: Who makes the goods?
A: Volunteers and friends donate time, energy and money to make all the items we sell.
Q: Can I order something custom made?
A: Unfortunately, we can not financially or practically take special orders. We price our items low for this reason and hope everyone will understand this is for a ministry, not for our personal profit. We are happy to take suggestions on designing products to sell and would appreciate any feedback you have to help us raise as much as possible.
Q: What else does Sparrow Ministries do besides fundraising?
A: We are really trying to increase awareness about adoption and orphan care, specifically to the Body of Christ. We realize everyone may not be called to adopt, but we want to encourage everyone to encourage and support those who are. We also want to encourage people to look for ways to impact lives of orphans beyond adoption. There are many ways to do this and giving financially is just one of them!
We desire for churches to view adoption as a form of the gospel itself, not just as a way to grow our families. Our theology and ideas are largely attributed to Dr. Russell Moore in his book, Adopted for Life. You can read more about that by clicking here.