Megan Calhoon of Wake Forest is the mom behind Seven Days Shop, an online store featuring homemade headbands that benefit families in the adoption process.
According to Calhoon, 20 percent of monthly sales are donated to a sponsored and hopeful adoptive family.
She also designs a featured headband inspired by the family and donates 40 percent of sales from the featured item to the family as well.
Calhoon started her fundraiser for adoptive families after watching two families go through the process of adopting children from Africa.
“My husband Tom and I began to really understand the enormous emotional and financial journey that adoption involves,” she said.
“My product allows the customer to directly make a difference in a child’s life. Each and every headband is made with that goal in mind,” she added.
Calhoon works from home, but when she’s able to step away from her stay-at-home-mom duties, she’s putting in 30-40 hours a week sewing headbands, filling orders, marketing and designing new prints and products.
But she said it’s easy to do when she thinks about kids coming home to their forever families.
“I consider it such a blessing to be even a small part of these families’ journeys,” she said.