At every Handmade Market, The Handmaidens partner with a local charity to organize a raffle benefiting their cause. Shoppers who make a donation to the charity are entered in a drawing to win goods and services donated by local and national businesses as well as some of the artists and craftspeople participating in the event.
The Handmade Market on November 10 will host Urban Ministries of Wake County as its charity. This organization’s mission is to alleviate the effects of poverty in Wake County.
About Urban Ministries
Urban Ministries has been serving the citizens of the Wake County for three decades. They are a leader in the private, nonprofit sector and active in addressing poverty, homelessness, and health care for the uninsured. They provide services that promote self-sufficiency as well as build awareness of the many issues of poverty with 94 cents of every dollar going directly to client services.
Their largest program to date is the Open Door Clinic, which provides primary medical care and full pharmacy services to uninsured, low-income adults. Their patient outreach has nearly doubled in just three years! Their Food Pantry is the second largest in Wake County and last year alone they delivered 240 tons of food to needy families. JobLink, the busiest center of its kind in Wake County, provides employment assistance and online job searches and their women-only shelters have helped many women move from homelessness to a stable life. They hold several events each year, including the Crop Walk and Stone Soup, and offer many chances to volunteer. Please visit their website for more information on how you can participate further.
How can you help?
There is never an admission fee to The Handmade Market; however, cash donations are accepted in exchange for tickets for the semi-annual charity raffle. The Handmade Market offers guests the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win glorious gift baskets, each full of wonderful items and valued at $100 or more. Your donation of $3 purchases one ticket, and $5 gives you two chances to win a basket.
Come to The Handmade Market and help relieve poverty in our community
Put Saturday, November 10 on your calendar and make The Handmade Market part of your holiday shopping. At Cobblestone Hall you will meet talented artists and purchase beautiful work while supporting one of the most active and successful charities in Wake County. Win win!