Good Gifts Market on Dec. 8

Good Gifts Market on Dec. 8

Good GiftsReclaim your Christmas gift-giving and come shop for change at our Good Gifts Market on Sunday, December 8. By purchasing beautiful, handcrafted gifts like scarves, bracelets, baskets and more, you’ll be supporting artisans locally and around the world to create sustainable income to support their families. The market will be located in Humphrey Hall on Sunday morning from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and in the afternoon, in conjunction with the Christmas concert by the Houston Ebony Opera Guild, from 4 to 7 pm.

In addition to products from SERRV (one of the organizations we supported last year), we will also feature items from three local non-profits: She Has Hope, Community Cloth and A 2nd Cup. Read more about these organizations below.

Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee while you shop and fellowship with one another. You’ll learn more about the work being done to end human trafficking, as well as grassroots efforts to empower refugees in our city by creating longlasting income sources.

> Looking for another way to make a difference? You’ll find wish lists on our Adopt-a-Family Tree in the Café, support local families this Christmas. There are children represented from our community partners, Anderson Elementary and Casa el Buen Samaritano health clinic.

More about the organizations supported at the gift market:

  • SERRV is a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. At SERRV, every product has a true story behind it. These stories are uplifting. They are about freedom from poverty and achieving basic human rights, such as access to food, shelter, education, and basic health care.
  • She Has Hope rescues and rehabilitates human trafficking victims with the goal of restoring them to a life full of hope. Their hand-crafted products are made by the girls of the Peace Gospel International rehabilitation home in Kathmandu, Nepal. These girls, mostly teenagers, are recovering from a life of forced prostitution in Indian brothels. All proceeds go directly toward maintaining their project and their own personal fair trade earnings. She Has Hope now also features products from widows, single mothers and destitute women who are finding recovery and financial stability in this crafts business development programs.
  • A 2nd Cup is a non-profit coffee shop doing their part to end human-trafficking in Houston. Their mission is to educate by providing an avenue for awareness of the issue of human-trafficking in Houston; to fund by being a money-making engine for after-care solutions for survivors, including housing, mentoring, tutoring, job-skills, and other necessary skills for reintegration into society; and to partner by working alongside other anti-trafficking organizations to raise awareness, generate interest, and engage the public to take action in anti-trafficking initiatives.
  • The Community Cloth is a microenterprise initiative that empowers refugee women in Houston. This organization targets economic, educational and social goals through the provision of seed grants, training, and peer support, and by expanding market opportunities for refugee women artisans. The Community Cloth supports women who want to create and sell handmade, indigenous arts and crafts such as woven bags, knitted scarves, embroidered linens, baby clothing, and more. All profits from sales go directly to the artisans. Purchases of Cloth products help refugee women provide for the basic needs of their families as they work to establish new lives in Houston.

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