Friday, November 14, 2014

Shopping at Apron Day and the Christmas Just Market

On the day after Halloween, many retail outlets bring out their Christmas displays, planting in your subconscious the idea that the shopping season is here. But you have a choice When you acquire gifts for loved ones for Christmas, you don't have to buy your presents at the big box outlet or at the shopping mall.  In Albuquerque, there are two opportunities to buy handcrafted and/or fair trade items.

The TenderLove Community Center's Apron Day (tomorrow, November 15th) offers aprons and arts and crafts created through the center's program for homeless women.[TenderLove Community Center is a 501(c)(3) organization that offers a 12-month training program for homeless and near homeless that teaches them sewing and assists them in obtaining employment within 3 months of graduation. “Our goal is to help them break the cycle of homelessness and empower them for a better future.”]

On Sunday, December 7, the Immaculate Conception Church Justice and Life Ministry will hold its Christmas Just Market, offering local and fair trade crafts, nativities, olive oil, coffee, chocolate and much more. The images below provide more details about the two events, including location and time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Carlos, conyacy me at and I can give you some ideas of who to contact. Thx, V