This year’s Handemade Market was a great success.
Hundreds of donated items were sold including every imaginable manner of handicraft including paintings, photographs, sewed and knitted items, woodwork, food, seasonal decorations and much, much more. The Handmade Market team also served a delicious taco lunch. The community turned out in full force to support the event. In total, over $3,500 was raised through the sale of donated items and food sales. This year $800 additional dollars will be added to the total through matching funds from Thrivent.
Proceeds from the Handmade Market are used to support our Lunches For Learning Ministry.
Lunches for Learning exists to help break the cycle of poverty by providing nutrition and nutritional supplements to the very poor children in public schools in the Republic of Honduras. It costs approximately $15 per month to feed one child a nutritious meal each day of the school year. In the schools where the Lunches for Learning program have been in place, the results have been outstanding. The children are coming to school to receive a meal, but they are also receiving an education. And those children who receive an elementary school education in Honduras are much more likely to be able to get a well paying job and end the cycle of poverty.
Many thanks to all of the artisans and craftsmen, coordinators, shoppers and volunteers who worked so hard to make this event a success.