CLINTON — Customers may purchase baskets made in Guatemala from pine needles, along with a large selection of unique jewelry, collectibles, wood items, chocolate and food items, clothing and toys from 38 different countries in the Fair Trade Shop at Stone Presbyterian Church, 8 S. Park Row.
The shop will hold a 25 percent off Winter Sale during January and February, with some restrictions applying. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. For more information, contact Lauralyn Kolb, email@example.com, 315-725-1326, visit the shop website at www.stonepres.org or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stonepres.
Damaris Chonay, age 15, is on her way to her new secondary school, moving closer to her dream of becoming a doctor, in order to bring medical care to her community where there is none. Chonay lives in a Mayan agricultural community in Guatemala where her family resides in a small cement home with dirt floors. Purchasing fair trade ensures artisans and small farmers, like Chonay, fair wages and healthy working conditions, providing dignity, sustainable development and hope for marginalized people.
The following is the upcoming hours for the Fair Trade Shop:
Thursday, Jan. 3: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 10: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 17: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 24: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.