Thank you St. Raymond de Penafort Parish for the best weekend of sales we've ever had! You were stellar, and your hospitality is unmatched. We have to order more fair trade chocolate, bath soaps and creches now, and all the artisans will be so happy for the new orders that will result from this sale.
You can find the olive wood nativities here on this website if you missed out on them last weekend. This is vital income for the families who have learned woodcarving from their parents and now carry on this centuries-old tradition in spite of political and economic instability in the region.
Thanks so much for your support. We're getting ready to visit Immaculate Conception Parish in Elmhurst next Sunday, December 6 (see calendar for specifics). We'll be one of many fair trade vendors there in Plunkett Hall, so look for us--we'll be the ones with the beautiful alpaca scarves, ponchos and mittens, so soft you won't want to put them down.
The following weekend, December 12 and 13, we'll be in Downers' Grove at St. Mary of Gostyn Parish for the last sale of our season. We're so excited by the superb reception we've had wherever we've gone this year, and thrilled that you, our customers, are so committed to trading fairly and helping people out of poverty. Bless you all and happy holidays (Chanukah, Christmas, New Year's, Epiphany and Kwanzaa)!