Our 2020 WorldCrafts Market has ended. Please look to participate in 2021!
Thanks to the 38 who participated in our WorldCrafts Virtual Market purchasing just over $2,000 of merchandise from artisans around the world. This is about twice the support we’ve given WorldCrafts in past years and they join us in saying THANK YOU! Our hostesses look forward to seeing those picking up their orders at the Parkview Drive-thru pick up on Monday, September 28 between 5 & 7 pm.
If you would like to order, you can still do so directly from the WorldCrafts website here: https://www.worldcrafts.org/shop
What is WorldCrafts?
WorldCrafts, a division of the Woman's Missionary Union (WMU), develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world. Their vision is to offer an income with dignity and the hope of everlasting life to every person on earth.
WorldCrafts is committed to the in-country partners and artisan groups with whom they work. Their aim is to develop viable employment for women and men in poverty. Why? So women no longer need to turn to prostitution for their next meal. So fathers and mothers can provide education and nutrition to their children. Men and women receive job training and enjoy comfort, camaraderie, friendship, and purpose, perhaps for the first time. Women find a safe haven and receive counseling as they leave the sex industry. Individuals and families discover the abundant life and see that life lived out in front of them. Each artisan receives a fair wage and your purchases contribute to their rescue from poverty, sex trafficking, and other societal ills.
Parkview WMU is totally committed to supporting WorldCrafts even during this COVID-19 pandemic. The artisans need our support now more than ever before. Our Virtual WorldCrafts Market this September gives you full access to the entire WorldCrafts Catalog rather than limiting your purchases to a selection of pre-purchased items as in years past. To participate, see three important dates below.
Dates to Remember
Shop 24/7 now through Monday, September 7. All orders must be placed by midnight on September 7.
Please have payments submitted by Monday, September 14.
Drive-Thru pick up of orders at the Parkview gym entrance on Monday, September 28 from 5:00-7:00pm.
Browsing the online catalog, you will find authentic, handcrafted one-of-a-kind art pieces. Think ahead for Christmas gifts and other special celebrations! You can shop by category or artisan group. Once you have decided on the items you wish to purchase, be sure to return to THIS page and complete the form in "Place Order Here" section below.
You may purchase directly from WorldCrafts on their website at anytime, but the benefit of purchasing by September 7 through our virtual Market on this page is that there will be no shipping charge, compliments of our hostesses. If you choose to order at another time, you will want to get with a friend(s) and combine orders, as shipping on small orders can be significant.
If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Furches at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386.365.5295.