The Whole World Market takes place at Pax Christi Catholic Church this weekend (November 3-4). The global gift items for sale are unique and varied with all of the proceeds from the sales returned to the vendors to benefit the poor.
The market offers a wide variety of handmade crafts and fair trade items from around the world such as baskets, sculptures, jewelry, beaded items, hand embroidered clothing, artwork and greeting cards. Many of the items have an international flair, with colors, fabrics and designs not normally found in mainstream stores. Each vendor displays and sells products that support people in crisis or going through difficult times.
This year 35 vendors and 150 volunteers will come together to host this popular event; their booths spilling over into two levels of the church.
In addition to the unique gifts offered by international organizations, there are also attractive and useful items created by homeless or less fortunate living right here in our community. The Women's Bean Project, a Denver based organization dedicated to helping women move toward mainstream employment, will be selling their popular soup mixes, marinades and gift bundles.
Other international organizations such as Bead for Life benefit the less fortunate by creating opportunities to develop life skills necessary to improve their situations, and widely recognized UNICEF funds essential needs.
The Whole World Market will be open Saturday, November 3, from 9 am - 7 pm and Sunday, November 4, from 9 am - 1 pm. Pax Christi Church is located at 5761 McArthur Ranch Road, Littleton, CO 80124. Admission is free.
Additional information at www.wholeworldmarket.org.