Fair Trade Opening - Community UMC

WhenSaturday, November 10, 2012
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Where3301 W. Broadway
Columbia, 65203

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ContactAva Swofford

The Global Market, an all fair trade gift shop inside Community United Methodist Church opens its Christmas season
November 10.  The market operates daily from now until December 24.  With Monday through Friday hours 9 to 1, except Wednesdays until 7.  Saturdays open from 9 to 5 and Sunday morning mostly for church members from 9 to 11.

The Global Market exists solely to purchase fair trade items in order to assist artisans and farmers in developing countries make a fair and living wage using fair trade guidelines.  The second goal of the ministry uses the small profits to help with economic development mostly in Nicaragua.  We donate toward microloans, gardening projects, support scholarship students, purchase Spanish encyclopedias, etc.

The markets staff serves voluntarily, and the church provides the setting, so prices are reasonable. Our selection includes coffee, tea, chocolate, nativities, ornaments, jewelry, home decor, children's books, toys, baskets, back strap weavings, purses, and the list goes on. 

This is a year around store who operates parts of three days a week during the remaining part of the year.
Tues. 9 to 1, Wed. 1 to 7, and Sundays 9 to 11,