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Meet the Volunteer: Jan Toledo

Welcome to this new feature! We're excited to help readers get to know our volunteers better over the months to come. We can think of no better person to kick off the feature than our long-time volunteer Jan Toledo. If you frequent the Marketplace often or attend off-sites, you'll recognize Jan. With Dunia the past seven years, Jan is an accomplished local artist. In fact, you may have caught her piece in this year's Valentines for Aids at The Flying M. A full-time canvasser for Artfaire, Jan helps raise funds to bring art classes and supplies to low-income children. Jan's passion for art is clear - from her handcrafted clothing to her decoupaged shadowboxes, Jan is a seasoned arts advocate. Says Jan, "I hate the term 'starving artist.' Artists in this country shouldn't have to starve - in other countries, artists can just do their art. They're taken care of by their families. We need to learn that lesson here!"

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February 8, 2012 Posted by Ryan in News

February News

"Savor the World"

A Benefit for Dunia Marketplace
Saturday,  March 10

A benefit for Dunia Marketplace, a non-profit fair trade store and organization in historic Hyde Park. For 16 years, Dunia Marketplace has supported 1000's of artisans in 39 developing countries, as well as local refugee and non-profit groups in Idaho.

Join us for sweet and savory global foods, world music, artisan stories, and local wine and beer. There will be a silent auction. You will also receive a Sustainable Futures event glass to take home.

Tickets: $39.00 ($1 for each country represented)

Saturday, March 10 - 7pm
Tickets available at Dunia Marketplace - 1609 N. 13th, Boise
OR online at Brown Paper Tickets:  Click to Savor The World
Event Location: Sage Yoga and Wellness
242 N. 8th, Suite 200
Boise, 83702
(above Red Feather/Bittercreek)
View venue here

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