THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORING CONGREGATIONS

Evergreen Lutheran Church
United Methodist Church of Evergreen
Church of the Hills Presbyterian
Congregation Beth Evergreen

Church of the Transfiguration
Christ the King Catholic Church

Lutheran Church of the Cross
 

2019 CHARITY VENDORS

Africa Bags

Africa Bags are hand-crafted on foot powered treadle sewing machines in one of 7 villages in Malawi, Africa. They send profits from the bag sales directly back to Malawi every month. They'll be selling bags, aprons, hot pot holders, placemats, soap, baskets, wood bowls, wood animal carvings, and paintings hand-crafted in Malawi.

Agile International

Agile International's mission is to empower rural women while returning Mali and West Africa to food security. They envision a world where the nations of West Africa have re-established and enhanced their legacy of cultural prominence, where the quality and pervasiveness of child education is on par with the rest of the developed world, where the economy is strong and vibrant and the people have regained harmony with the land by adopting sustainable agricultural techniques. Agile will be selling unique handmade African organic cotton handmade bags, one of a kind elegant and practical purses. Perfect for laptops. Women and men wallets.

Beckoned

Beckoned was created in 2011 to help improve the quality of life for families in developing nations. They help make it possible for these moms and dads to keep their children, rather than relinquish them to orphanages or international adoption. They will offer Haitian goods, including metal art and goods from India, Rwanda and Tanzanian.

Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity

Evergreen Chapter of Habitat for Humanity sells handcrafted fiber goods such as hats, scarves, slippers, wraps, mittens, coffee cozies, jewelery, "monstors", dog coats and more. Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity’s Mission is to live out our principles of faith and compassion by building simple decent affordable homes and providing education and resources through community partnerships offering families an opportunity to realize their full potential.

Bridge for Africa

Bridge for Africa offers home decor, baskets, jewelry, beaded items holiday items, etc. from South Africa. Their mission is to realize the incredible potential for making a difference in African artisan communities by harnessing the outstanding artistic talent of African artisans to create marketable products for sale in the U.S.

Bridging Hope

Bridging Hope is a Colorado nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide assistance to indigent, ill, disadvantaged and disabled women and children in Viet Nam both by raising awareness of their needs among citizens of Colorado and other Americans, and by creating opportunities for charitable giving to support programs and projects in Viet Nam. Bridging Hope will have scarves, handmade keychains, stuffed animals, purses, and greeting cards.

Cards for Caring

Kayla offers 4 packs of cards, 8x10" matted prints, gift cards, and small metal prints. Her goal with Cards for Caring is to raise money for nonprofits that she feels passionate about. She wants to use her photography skills to make the world a better place. She is currently donating to the Wild Animal Sanctuary is in Keensburg, Colorado.

Chao's Needle Work

Chao's Needle Work will offer handmade Vietnam and Laos items, including hand sewn fabric toys, eye glasses case, purse, wall hangings, pillow cases, table crosses, and more.

Colorado Haiti Project

The Colorado Haiti Project works in direct partnership with the people of Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti to create a prosperous, healthy, educated, and empowered population. They will offer a collection of Haitian arts & artisan goods, including metal art work, hand carved nativity sets, coffee, upcycled products from artisan groups in Haiti, jewelry and leather products. All products created in Haiti.

Colorado Nepal Alliance

The Colorado Nepal Alliance works to provide shoes for Sherpas, build schools, and to provide disaster relief after recent earthquakes. They will offer wool felt angel tree toppers or mantle/table decorations, wool and silk Silver Khola scarves, wool felt purses, felt hot pads/coasters, felt animals (sheep, elephants, goats, cats, dragons), felt gnomes, Tibetan Singing Bowls, prayer flags, Kashmiri ornaments, keychains, and Nepali throws (small blankets).

Crisis Center

The Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention; while helping communities live free of violence. They will offer handmade pottery bowls, jewelry, and greeting cards.

Earthlinks, Inc.

EarthLinks is an innovative, urban nonprofit in Denver, Colorado, that provides a work program for people who are homeless and low-income to learn skills and create Earth-friendly products that sustain people and the planet. They are a community of people who are currently experiencing or who have previously known homelessness. Together, they care for each other and for Earth. They will be selling bee boxes, gourd vases, bookmarks, candles, can earrings, cards, cuticle cream, flower bowls, gift baskets, hair wax, honey, lip balm, lotion bars and more.

EChO - Evergreen Christian Outreach

EChO will offer vanilla, candles, handcrafted wood items, handcrafted knitted hats, scarves, bags, headbands and fingerless mittens.. The mission of EChO is to provide assistance to residents of the Evergreen mountain communities who are unemployed, under-employed, dealing with a long term illness, or experiencing other forms of personal crisis.

EAS+Y

Born of pot luck gatherings of friends & neighbors who shared a passion for the health of our mountain community, EAS+Y has a vision of Evergreen as a place where people and organizations thrive and prosper in social, environmental and economic harmony. EAS+Y will offer reusable dish cloths, bees wax wraps, pottery spoon rests, and produce bags.

Evergreen Naturalists Audubon

Evergreen Audubon was founded first as the Evergreen Naturalists, Inc. in 1968 for the purpose of conserving and protecting the natural environment, and informing the community about the natural environment. They will offer chickadee boxes and wildlife/nature themed arts and crafts.

First Presbyterian Church of Golden

First Presbyterian Church is an accepting, welcoming family of faith called by God to develop passionate and obedient followers of Christ to carry His love and truth into the world. They will offer Rwandan Fair Trade coffee and African baskets.

Friendship Bridge

Friendship Bridge empowers impoverished Guatemalan women to create a better future for themselves, their children and their communities through micro-finance and education. Friendship Bridge will offer textiles from Guatemala and wool items, including swittens (mittens and headbands), swockings, and headbands made from wool sweaters by women in Evergreen.

Fundacion "Yo Te Amo"

Fundacion "Yo Te Amo" is a medical ministry to the impoverished of Ecuador. They will sell Alpaca throws, stocking caps, infinity scarves, and stuffed llamas, women's and children's panchos & sweaters, variety of nativities (silver & porcelain, masapan), Christmas decor, jewelry, wood carvings, coin purses, leather and suede purses, and scarves.

Gathering Place

Founded in 1986, The Gathering Place is the only daytime drop-in center in metropolitan Denver that serves women, transgender individuals, and their children who are experiencing poverty, many of whom are also experiencing homelessness. They will offer hand-crafted greeting cards, framed art, and tote bags.

Global Mamas

The Global Mamas community works together to create a life of prosperity for African women and their families. They will offer handmade recycled glass ornaments, jewelry, and home goods made in Ghana, West Africa

Hearts n Hands Work Enrichment

Hearts N Hands' mission is to create vocational training and business skills development in the community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the intention of empowering them to live more independent, purposeful, and meaningful lives. They will offer beaded Leather bracelets, four flavors of dog biscuits, dog toys, dog blankets, culinary salts and sugars, paracord team sport bracelets, and keychains.

Her Future Coalition

Her Future Coalition's mission is to provide shelter, education, and employment to survivors of gender violence so they can become and remain free forever.They will offer jewelry and gifts. 

Jefferson County Historical Society

Jefferson County Historical Society (JCHS) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to protect, preserve and promote the history of Jefferson County. JCHS members contribute their time and financial support to collect, preserve and interpret local history, ensuring a legacy that enriches the lives of present and future generations. JCHS will offer books of historical interest as was as handcrafted items made by our volunteers 

Jobs for Guatemala

Jobs for Guatemala will be selling Guatemalan woven scarves, ponchos, head bands, and toddler back packs.

Kenya's Kidz

Kenya's Kidz provides Kenya's orphaned and vulnerable children with nutrition, education, and support. They will offer handmade beaded goods, such as jewelry, animals, bowls, key rings, and much more.

Life's Options Pregnancy Center

Life’s Options Pregnancy Center’s mission is to share and show the love of Christ in our community. Their primary purpose is to provide life-affirming choices for women and families facing unintended pregnancies. They provide complete and accurate information, including self administered free pregnancy tests, compassionate peer counseling and support to women who are facing an unintended pregnancy. They will offer plaques, homemade vanilla, felted crafts, knitted hats, and gift baskets for new babies.

Little Something (A)

A Little Something came about in the summer of 2007 when refugee women in a literacy-level English class in Denver, Colorado asked how they—a group of stay-at-home mothers—could earn their own money from their own work. From ideas to enterprise, the women in the project are mentored and supported by dedicated friends, teachers, and advocates throughout the community. They will offer unique handmade jewelry, handwoven scarves and bags, and knitted items

Mission Wear

Mission Wear is a social enterprise that supports the employment of women with obstacles to employment. They work to create reusable products: laptop bags, totes and messenger bags among other great products; all made from upcycled materials like marketing banners, denim, T-shirts, burlap coffee bags and now repurposed bike tires; as well as other fabrics from interior designers; all fabrics that would otherwise be landfill! They will offer totes and purses made from upcycled banners, tires, and upholstery.

MOPS - First Baptist Church

MOPS International encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with local churches. They will offer Colorado Mountain fine jams and jellies, Colorado honey, and an Evergreen MOPS cookbook.

Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice provides compassionate in-home health care and hospice services to Colorado mountain-area residents. We offer grief support to adults and children, including our award-winning children's bereavement program, Camp Comfort. They will be selling handmade Evergreen Angels and Mount Evans 2020 Calendars.

New Beginnings/Womens Prision Ministry

New Beginnings is a worshipping community, based inside the walls of a prison with their own leaders and pastor. They will be offering knitted items made by the women inside the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility who are parishioners of New Beginnings. They will offer hand knitted and crocheted items made by women in prison who attend worship services.

Outreach Uganda

Outreach Uganda is dedicated to helping empower Ugandans, especially women and children, to overcome poverty. They work with village groups in Uganda to bring hope and improve lives, especially in the areas of income-generation and micro-credit including the raising of cash crops; education and training, and other holistic endeavors especially in the areas of health, water and spiritual development. They will have paper beaded jewelry and purses, ornaments, purses, wine glass charms, lanyards, cloth bags and purses, aprons, travel bags, stuffed animals, scarves, coasters, pot holders, oven mitts, crosses, and iPad bags.

Pachyderm Power!

Pacaderm Power's passion and commitment is to protect awesome and magnificent elephants from abuse in the entertainment industry, to stop poaching along with the sale of ivory, to ban The Crushing Box, and to preserve them in the wild. They do their work from the elephants' point of view. They will offer paper products from recycled elephant dung, elephant themed purses, pouches and backpacks, stuffed elephants from recycled silk, elephant figurines, environmental themed items, and bracelets made by immigrants being held in detention.

Peruvian Hearts

Peruvian Hearts works to end poverty and gender inequality by educating young women and creating community leaders in Peru—one girl at a time. Peruvian-born Ana Dodson developed this nonprofit organization to enable young women to embrace education, believe in their own power, and dream of a life beyond the conditions into which they were born. They will offer Peruvian handicrafts and Alpaca clothing and accessories.

Pillow Hugs - Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church

The “Pillow Hugs” Ministry makes travel size pillows to help comfort children in local shelters. The pillows are made in bright, kid-friendly prints that provide each child arriving at the shelter with a little fun and sunshine in their lives. They will be selling travel sized pillows with pillowcases and baby blankets.

R Bazaar

R Bazaar coordinates pop-up markets to honor the journey of refugee and immigrant artisans by showcasing their food, art, and entrepreneurship. They support vendors at community events, festivals and private gatherings through by forging partnerships, planning out the details, and marketing for the collective, and provide training and resources to grow businesses and achieve dreams. They will offer All Handmade items:  Jewelry, Embroidered Goods, Paintings, Pottery, and Organic Soap

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Seeds to Sew

Seeds to Sew International, Inc works to improve the lives of women and girls in disadvantaged communities through education and job skills training. They offer cloth gift wrapping bags, knapsacks, tote bags, aprons and skirts, Maasaie beaded jewelry, banana tree bark angels, bicycles, animal figurines, nativity sets, and baskets from recycled plastic.

Silks of Laos

Silks of Laos offers handmade silk scarves, intricate silk table runners and wall hangings, woven cotton scarves, hand carved teak textile hangers, and hand crafted silver jewelry from Laos and India, with the proceeds given directly to support young Lao weavers in the form of Weaving Scholarships. 

Threads of Hope

Threads of Hope is a non-profit organization helping to create a better future for families in the Philippines. Their purpose is to assist the economically oppressed in the Philippines to establish home enterprises that will generate a steady income for their families. They will sell thread bracelets, necklaces, hat bands, head bands, camera straps, bookmarks and key chains.

Voices of Victims

Voices of Victims is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to prevent the re-victimization of people that are victims of violent crimes in the State of Colorado. Their mission is to provide post-sentencing support to all victims of violent crime, be a victim advocate, ensure the Colorado Victims Bill of Rights is duly administered, provide financial support where necessary, appropriate, and possible to victims. They will be selling jewelry to support their mission.

Warm Hearts - Warm Babies

Warm Hearts Warm Babies is a group of volunteers that help make life easier for Colorado's tiniest citizens. They sew, knit, crochet, and quilt for premature infants and babies in needs. They will sell large and smaller reindeer tree ornaments, cork wreaths, various tree ornaments, hot pads, kitchen towels, scrubbies, microwave bowls - various sizes, wine bottle racks, and crayon totes for kids.

Warm Hearts Worldwide

Warm Hearts Worldwide is about people helping people – volunteers, communities, local schools, strategic partners working towards sustainable community development. They tackle problems that have kept generations of families in poverty. They will offer Eri silk scarves, cotton scarves, wrap bracelets, cuff bracelets, macrame jewelry, and quilts.

Water is Life Kenya

Water is Life Kenya helps remote villages in Southern Kenya bring water close to home by training women and men how to benefit from their skills in raising cattle and helping artisans and their families immediately, with the profits going back into their water projects. They will offer beaded bags, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, ornaments, and stuffed animals.

We Made This

ACC’s We Made This (WMT) is an employment skills training program for refugees. WMT provides 12 week introductory, intermediate, and artisan sewing classes structured around developing and strengthening sewing and communication skills, hands-on production, and familiarization of business needs. They will be offering Artisan made handbags, skirts, clutches, coin purses, key chains, scrunchies, cloth napkins, placemats, table runners, and other home goods and accessories made from African, Burmese and other imported fabrics.

Wear Love Clothing

Wear Love is Colorado’s first ever non-profit mobile boutique, run out of a 1965 vintage converted trailer they call the Wear Love Wagon. Their goal is to help end human trafficking worldwide. They will offer Artisan goods hand made worldwide.

Wilderness on Wheels

Wilderness on Wheels is providing access to nature for people of all abilities, their families, friends and caregivers for over 30 years. They will be selling tees, hoodies, hats, stockings caps, jewelry, greeting cards, wood humming birds, books, and quilts.

Women's Bean Project

The mission of Women's Bean Project is to change women's lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise. Women's Bean Project employs chronically unemployed and impoverished women through transitional employment and helps them earn the job readiness, interpersonal and life skills to create a new future - for themselves, their families, our community and our economy. They will have soup and baking mixes, spices, sweets, dog biscuits, and popcorn.

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