Shop with a purpose this Saturday, November 14, as Clarksburg Baptist Church hosts its sixth annual World Market from 10AM to 4PM. This year’s World Market will feature 14 organizations and offers only fair trade products including jewelry, home goods, bags, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, spices, and Christmas decorations from all around the world.
All of the proceeds from the World Market go directly back to the partner organizations to provide sustainable incomes for people living below the poverty line, primarily in third-world countries. Over the past five years, the World Market has raised over $80,000 to support hard working men and women in countries such as Cambodia, Ethiopia, Haiti, and Uganda. In 2014, over 450 shoppers from the community attended the event.
“I think it’s wonderful that there is a way for our every day and gift purchases to help lift others out of poverty. Purchases made at the World Market make a real difference in the lives of farmers and artisans all over the world,” said David Hulme, senior pastor at Clarksburg Baptist Church. “Every purchase helps change a life by providing a sustainable and reliable living wage for the producer and their family.”
Clarksburg Baptist Church is located at the corner of Sixth and Pike Streets in downtown Clarksburg. For more information on the World Market, visit the Facebook event page here.