Explore the true art of giving. For three days this November 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2004; First Mennonite Church of Allentown will host a sale of exquisite handcrafts from around the world for the holiday season. Ranging from folk art to holiday heirlooms, discover beautiful treasures for those you love. Not only does this sale provide an international market place of fairly traded handcrafts for area shoppers; sales directly benefit artisans in more than 30 countries.
Included in this sale are pottery; jewelry; toys; musical instruments and hand loomed textiles.
Proceeds from this sale go toward giving artisans the ability to better provide for their families; by giving them a fair wage for their creations.
The handcrafts are marketed by Ten Thousand Villages. For 57 years this non-profit organization has provided vital, fair income to Third World people by providing a market for their handcrafts and by telling their stories in North America. Ten Thousand Villages is a program of the Mennonite Central Committee.
For more information on this International Bazaar, call 610-435-3162 (First Mennonite Church, 1213 Chew Street, Allentown, Pa); or see the Ten Thousand Villages web page.
How to Find the Souderton store:
From Allentown and Quakertown, southbound on Rte 309: