Our Fair Trade and Alternative Gift Market is Nov 9 – 11.
What is Fair Trade? It is an economic system in developing countries that lifts up farmers, artisans, and producers of all kinds and gives them a chance to compete in a global marketplace. It also lifts up whole communities, not just individuals and insures that all development and agricultural practices are sustainable and good for our Earth. And last but not least, it insures that children are never part of the workforce and can run and play like children growing up in our communities. So come to the market and purchase beautiful and thoughtful gifts (Christmas and beyond) for yourself and those you love, while standing in solidarity with these artisans, farmers, and producers, respecting their right to dignified work and helping them lift themselves out of poverty. We will have 9 vendors at the market this year, two of them brand new to us. So come take a look!
If you would like to help provide hospitality to our vendors, we would greatly appreciate it! www.bit.ly/fairtrademarkethospitality2018. And we will also offer hospitality to the parish after each Mass during the market. If you would like to help for a little while after the Mass you attend, we would greatly appreciate that too! Sign up at www.bit.ly/fairtrademarketvolunteers2018. These are great opportunities for families to help together.
Fair Trade and Alternative Gift Market St. Francis of Assisi
Clare Fellowship Hall
Friday, Nov. 9, 8:15am-4:00pm
Satuday, Nov. 10, 4:00-7:30pm*
Sunday, Nov. 11, 8:15am-2:00pm*, 6:15-8:00pm
*Closed during Mass.