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April 9, 2012 Posted by Ryan in News

April News

Handmade Quilts, Crafts, and Fair Trade Market!

Idaho Mennonite World Relief Festival
Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th

Please plan to attend the 2012 Festival this Fri. Apr. 13: 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Sat. April 14: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the College Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho. Admission is free!
Come enjoy food, crafts, exhibits, a live auction featuring quilts and children's activities.
Free concert Friday at 7pm in the gym!

Click here for more info: Idaho Mennonite Relief Sale
Click here to MAP your way!

Thanks for helping to make the 2011 IMWRF a big success! $31,225 was donated to Mennonite Central Committee to provide world relief in many countries.


Thursday, May 10th -  Sunday May 13th

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March 15, 2012 Posted by Ryan in News

Dunia in the Idaho Statesman!

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The nonprofit at 1609 N. 13th St. in Boise’s Hyde Park sells arts and crafts to help impoverished artisans around the world — including Boise — and needs help itself.

“We are struggling financially,” said Dunia Marketplace’s executive director, Becky West. “Day-to-day store sales have gone down.”

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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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