is a faith-based initiative to help improve the lives of people all over the world.
Mission Marketplace 2023
All proceeds support Fair Trade, Artisans, Non-Profits & Local Ministries
JEWELRY • CHOCOLATE • BASKETS • CANDLES & SOAPS • FAIR TRADE COFFEE • CRAFTS & MORE!
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Mission Marketplace is a faith-based initiative to help improve the lives of people all over the world. Artisan-made gifts & fair trade food from world-wide markets like SERRV, Rahab's Rope, Equal Exchange & many more! Our 2023 dates are Friday, November 3rd 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (preview sale/$10 admission) and November 4th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (FREE Admission).
Mission Marketplace will be held at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA. For anyone wanting to participate but living out of town or not able to attend, we encourage you to shop our vendor websites listed below.
A joint project of the following Shreveport/Bossier area churches:
Broadmoor United Methodist | Broadmoor Presbyterian | First Presbyterian | Noel United Methodist | St. Joseph Catholic
A Better World in the Making
Fighting global poverty through fair and ethical trade
One of the first fair trade organizations in the world, SERRV International began its mission by helping displaced European refugees trade their handcrafts for income after the Second World War. Since then, we've extended our reach to 24 countries worldwide, working to empower over 8,000 artisans and farmers every year by selling their beautiful handcrafts.
HAITI CREATIONS OF HOPE
Creations of Hope purchases products directly from about 50 artisans for sale in the United States. The artisans are paid in full as soon as their products are finished. There are more than 300 artisans in their town of Croix des Bouquet. We know, with your help, we could do much more.
Purchase with Purpose.
Our designs create impact in artisan communities. When you purchase WorldFinds you're helping empower women, send girls to school and transform communities. Learn more about how fair trade creates a chain of goodness around the world...
LIVING OUR MISSION
Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. We do this by providing a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support.
All Sari Bari products are sewn using an ancient Bengali technique called kantha, a form of embroidery, (pronounced “kahn-thah”) and signed by the artisan according to tradition.
“Kantha has traditionally provided women with space and time of their own with which they created this extraordinary art-form. It is an exclusively woman’s activity where they can interact with other women and gain a sense of self.”—Jasleen Dhamija, from the Craft Council of India
NOEL FOOD PANTRY
Spreading love two ways!
Purchase Gift Cards!
Purchase Charity Paintings!
Purchase a lovely gift card, in memory or in honor of someone you love while giving the gift of love in the form of food to someone in need.
Purchase a painting from Linda Perkins' Charity Paintings web page. The proceeds from every purchase from this particular page goes directly to the food pantry to ensure that people in our community continue to receive the assistance that they need.