On Sunday, December 15, volunteers from Concern America will be returning with unique, quality handcrafts that provide us with the opportunity to purchase conscientiously. The gifts we find for special events, holidays, or to brighten our own homes are an exchange of caring with impoverished communities in developing countries. This year we have many new crafts from Bangladesh, El Salvador and Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras. Inspired by nature, these beautifully crafted textiles, ceramics and wood products, honor indigenous traditions, and were selected to be reminders that when a Concern America product is purchased we are providing a source of income to materially poor communities; promoting human scale endeavors; eco-friendly work patterns; and fair working conditions.
Concern America, is an international development and refugee aid organization based in Santa Ana, CA. (714) 953-8575. You may view of selection of their crafts on their website: www.concernamerica.org