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.
Our partner on Saturday, November 8 is Read and Feed, whose objective is to ensure that low income elementary students are afforded every opportunity to succeed by learning to read with confidence.
About Read and Feed
Since 2006, Read and Feed has been a literacy advocate for low income and disadvantaged families in Wake County, North Carolina. Read and Feed has developed a unique model called Feed the Reader Road Show to teach and encourage low income elementary aged families to read together. Using a child-centric environment, books, food, and tutors/mentors in a mobile classroom, children ages 5-10 years old are given skills to become confident students.
How can you help?
From 11 am – 5 pm there is no admission fee for 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. Donations of at least $3 allow you to purchase tickets to win a basket.
Come to The Handmade Market — support a community of compassion
Remember The Handmade Market is next Saturday, November 8 — put it on your calendar and make the Market your one stop holiday shopping destination. At Cobblestone Hall you will meet talented artists, purchase beautiful works, and have the opportunity to help stamp out illiteracy one book and meal at a time.