“JUST” Christmas

By Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud
October 27, 2015

The 2015th, 8th annual event will take place on NOVEMBER 15TH from 1-3:30 at

     Gordon-King Memorial United Church, 127 Cobourg Avenue in East Kildonan.

You’re welcome to come get your Christmas shopping done in Just one Place all for Just causes and with Justice focused organizations.

Check out all the vendors! Including us at 1JustCity and watch for our catalogue online soon!

Reaching Across Borders- Funds educational projects and the micro-financing of women’s businesses in Senegal, Africa, through the sale of: hand painted gourd art…birdhouses, birdfeeders, Christmas ornaments and bowls, ceramic coasters, and magnets; African jewellery, batik and other gift items; unique pillow covers and plates made with African fabric; cards and unique hair ornaments.

Focus Africa- is an African Market that partners with HIV/AIDS affected women in a slum area of Nairobi Kenya in a center called Beacon of Hope. We sell clothing and gifts from Africa.

New hope Center- in Swaziland provides a school from pre-school to High School. We sell handmade unique jewellery to support the Center.

Marg’s Honey-offers delicious honey and a variety of candles for sale to support both Winnipeg Harvest and Winnipeg L.I.T.E.

Little Travellers- are adorable beaded pins, handcrafted in Africa, that symbolize hope and empowerment across the world. Funds raised are sent to South Africa, to the crafters and the Hillcrest AIDS Center Trust to help run a respite unit for people with advanced AIDS/HIV.

L’Arche Winnipeg- aims” to make known the gifts of people with development disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.” In April 2012, we established the L’Arche Tova Café. At “Just Christmas we sell ready-made boxes of Christmas baking.

“Eighty Strings” CD- is a project with a disc featuring eighty strings worth of guitars, banjos and a violin to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. 100% of the money raised goes toward their work.

Ten Thousand Villages- creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income from selling handcrafted jewellery and personal accessories, natural home décor, food and skin care products that celebrates cultural traditions and environmental responsibility. A wide variety of gift items will be for sale.

Grans ‘N More- is a part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign to support Grandmothers in Africa as they struggle to care for millions of children orphaned by Aids. We sell a variety of bags (totes, shoulder, minis), aprons (adult and child) and balloon balls all sewn by Manitoba volunteers. The proceeds go to grass roots projects in support of the Grandmothers.

Friendship Sewing Circle-is a group of Aboriginal men and women who teach knitting and sewing by producing quilts, dishcloths, socks, slippers, afghans, moccasins, scarves etc.

Support for 15 Eritrean Volunteers in Egypt- who help refugee women and children and victims of human trafficking. We sell handcrafted jewellery, T-shirts, rugs, key chains etc.

1JustCity-is a joint project of the United Church Outreach Ministries in Winnipeg. By donating money to a loved one as a gift, you will support inner city projects with children, families and individual in need. A catalogue with these projects is available.

Days for Girls-We help girls gain access to quality sustainable hygiene and awareness by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits. We partner with other non-profit groups. We also support communities around the world to start their own programs and have reached girls in 75 countries on 6 continents. We will be selling hand- made gift tags, gift bags, fabric wallets, make up bags, knitted items socks and scarves, Norwex products. Norwex are environmentally friendly cleaning cloths and supplies to reduce the need to use chemicals in cleaning. All proceeds will go to the Days for Girls project.

Mayan Women’s Co-op in Guatemala-(Mostly widows) Their main income is from the sale of the weavings they create. They weave on back strap looms, an ancient art. We will be selling, scarves, placemats, napkins, small purses, jewellery, made by the women with the proceeds going directly to the Co-op. The women are paid a fair wage.

Wi Wabigooni School- is an alternate school for Aboriginal children in Grades 3 to 6 in Winnipeg. The sale of photographs made into Greeting cards will be for sale with the proceeds going to the school’s Lunch and Breakfast Program.

Canadian Foodgrains Bank- is a partnership of Canadian churches and agencies with the Canadian Government, working to end global hunger. We support food assistance, agriculture, livelihood programs and nutrition with your donations.




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