"I have a vision wherein I can see thousands upon thousands wearing our Ragpicker’s Amulets. People will encounter each other in the marketplace, on the street, in their places of worship, in their public conveyances, in their schools and on their job and they will look upon each others insignificant pin and rag and smile at their brothers and sisters… for each will know that the other is emarked on the same mission, the same dream, with a common purpose…to change their own life for the better and thus, joined together, change the world." -Og Mandino (The Greatest Miracle in the World)
The Ragpicker Amulet is the symbol a Ragpicker wears to remind him of his mission.
It is a small square RAG (Receive And Give), with a safety pin.
The RAG is self-explanatory. The safety pin reminds us simply that sometimes we need help to keep things together in our lives. As Ragpickers, we are willing to provide the help, as well as receive it when we need it.
Click here to learn more about the symbol printed on the RAG.
The Special Place Where the Amulets are "Born."
"BUD," a.k.a. Daniel King, currently works at Enable Industries. Enable Industries provides training, jobs and modest paychecks to adults with physical and mental disabilities. This allows their employees to make real contributions to society, get valuable training and ease the financial burden on their families.
We are proud to inform you that ALL of the Ragpicker Amulets purchased from this site are cut out, packaged, and shipped by Daniel and his friends at Enable Industries. Additionally, any books purchased from this site are also warehoused and shipped by Enable Industries.
Daniel wanted you to know that he personally may have been the one to cut out and package your Ragpicker Amulet.