The annual Gift Market returns to Wimberley Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 8 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sales of all the beautiful items, hand crafted by talented artisans from around the world, will directly benefit local and global charities and mission projects. The church receives no revenue from this event.
The WPC Alternative Christmas Market provides a way to select attractive presents benefiting people who are struggling to make their way in the world. Local charities receiving funds from the market are Crisis Breadbasket, Literacy Volunteers, Habitat for Humanity, and Wimberley Santa. There will also be opportunities to purchase an animal for third-world families through Heifer International and to donate to the Medical Benevolence Foundation. A special gift card is given for each purchase to identify the project that will benefit from it. WPC asks that you please bring a non-perishable food item and/or a new unwrapped child’s toy with you to the Market as they especially want to help Crisis Breadbasket and Wimberley Santa during these hard times.
Examples of the many items on sale at the market:
-Guatemalan handcrafts supporting Maya-Quiche Indian artisans;
-Olivewood art by Pal Craftaid, supporting children in war-torn regions;
-Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate benefiting Presbyterian Border Ministries;
-Cards and gifts from Children’s Art Project/M.D. Anderson Hospital;
-Hand crafted items from developing countries through SERRV International.
The purpose of the Market is to make a difference in the lives of the many families who are in crisis today and to give a gift of hope to someone in need.
Wimberley Presbyterian is located across the street from Wimberley High School and Junior High at 956 FM 2325. For additional information, call Jan Allison, 847-3567, email@example.com.