First Presbyterian Church has held Hope Village for over a decade. This is not a fund-raising venture for the Church, rather we seek out vendors who are lifting their artisans out of poverty, marginalization, and sex trafficking. We obtain beautiful, hand-crafted items on consignment, sell them and return the proceeds to the vendors. The vendors we use pay a living wage to the artisans, and support programs to educate and train others to engage in work that empowers them.
Come shop with us in the recreation room of the activities building on:
November 17th, 18th, and 19th from 10am-3pm
November 20th from 12pm-3pm
Saturday November 26th 10am-3pm
Sunday November 27th 12pm-3pm
December 1st, 2nd, 3rd 10am-3pm
December 4th 12pm-3pm
ARTWALK November 25th – Black Sheep Party Room 12pm – 8pm
African Team Ministriesis a Christian ministry working as an intermediary between African and American churches. The support received is sent directly to the partnering Bishops to provide school fees, tuition, books and uniforms and irrigation systems.
Amani Ya Juuis a sewing and training program for marginalized women in Kenya and Uganda. The artisans make handbags, home decor, jewelry and more!
Baskets of AfricaFair trade baskets, jewelry and stone carvings are offered from over a dozen countries. Most of the weavers are farmers in rural areas and weave baskets to supplement their income during breaks from farming.
Education and Moreis a Christian non-profit organization which strives to reduce poverty in Guatemala by providing education opportunities for students and helping women earn a faire income for their products. The artisans create woven scarves, wraps, purses, napkins and towels.
Elisha Cwants to help end poverty in Haiti by providing artisans a stable job, sending underprivileged children to school, and by empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty. The merchandise includes hand painting scarves, jewelry and home decor.
Fields of Hopeis located in Charlotte, NC and rescues children and women from human trafficking, providing safe shelter, psychological counseling, education and job training. Candles, soaps, jewelry and home decor are made by the women in the program.
Latitudespartners with small workplaces around the world that provide a safe workplace, pay fair wages, and invest in their employees. These artisans create knitted toys, jewelry, scarves, ornaments and nativities.
Global Mamasis a fair trade and non-profit community that works together to create a life of prosperity, financial wellbeing, happiness, and health for African women and their families. Their items include batiked textiles, recycled glass bead jewelry, ornaments and shea butter creams and soaps.
Hoon Artsoffers fine crafted offerings from Central Asia. These authentic scarves, jewelry and whimsical felt ornaments are made by people and the culture of the ancient Silk Road.
Mayan Handsis a fair-trade nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering Mayan women. Mayan Hands partners with over 200 women and artisans in 13 communities in the Guatemalan Highlands. Their products include woven textiles, friendship bracelets and adorable felt animals.
Persona Gratafocuses on supporting refugee women in Charlotte, NC by their Make Welcome Sewing Classes. These classes provide work experience, sewing traning, a social network and mentor to better integrate in American life.
Prosperity Candlesbegan in 2009 by training war widows in Iraq in candle-making and entrepreneurship. These candles are made by women artisans who are building a brighter future for themselves and their families.
Rahab's Ropemission is to give hope and opportunity to women and girls that have been forced into the commercial sex trade of India. They offer their jewelry, scarves, throws, ornaments and bread warmers.
Star Bazaaris run by the Bible College of Bethlehem, the only Christian Palestinian College in that troubled region, and promotes the artistry of folks who work in Phoenician glass, olive wood carvings and hand-painted ceramics.
Women of Hopeempowers impoverished and under-educated artisans with steady employment, providing a dependable living wage, feeding children, providing chicks for families to raise for eggs and meat, and providing safe cookware. Their products include hand-beaded Christmas decor.
WorldFindsbelieves you can buy products and create a chain of goodness around the world. When you purchase the artisan's jewelry and accessories, you're helping send girls to school and transforming communities.
Zatounis a non-profit volunteer organization registered in Canada to import and sell olive oil from Palestine to create awareness for a just peace in Palestine-Israel.