January 15, 2012 Posted by Ryan in News

End of the Year 2011


Thank you for being a part of our World  in 2011

While looking forward to a brand new year, we also glance back and count our blessings.

In 2011 Dunia Marketplace:

  • Organized and staffed 11 off-site fair trade markets and events. (Thanks for hosting us!)
  • Held 5 Community Shopping Events, raising over $1000 for community organizations.
  • Hosted field trips and spoke in class rooms about fairly trading.
  • Sold approx. 600 Local non-profit / refugee hand-crafted items.
  • Told their fair trade story, and supported 1000's of artisans and farmers in 35 countries (125 artisan groups).
  • Logged 1491 Volunteers hours!!
  • Retained an active roster of 25 store Volunteers,  and 6 very active Volunteer Board Members!
  • Worked with and trained over 50 Volunteers to work in our store and at events
  • Booked 2 local Farm groups ( Morning Owl Farm and Create Common Good) to sell produce and more in our courtyard on Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • Received a $1000 grant from The Boise Rotary.
  • Received donations from the Northend Mennonite Felowship, the art collective Bosco, Art Source Gallery, Fitness Revolution, and individuals.
  • Organized a pet food donation drive in Hyde Park for the Idaho Humane Society Pet Food Pantry.
  • AND welcomed 1000's of visitors to our store from around the world =  YOU!

With Joy in our hearts, we send our village Peace and Happiness for 2012. Remember by supporting both Local and Fair Trade programs, we WILL create International Harmony!   "FAIR IS FAIR"

And to our wonderful Volunteers:
"A heart felt thanks to all of you who put in extra hours during our many wonderful events,  and during the Holiday season... wishing you a very Happy New Year!"


***END o' YEAR SALES!***
25% OFF ANY PURCHASE UNTIL THE END OF 2011!
50% OFF ALL HOLIDAY CARDS, TREE TOPPERS AND SELECT NATIVITIES.

DETAILS AND DATES FOR 2012!!

SAVE THE DATES: 

Saturday, March 10th  -
"Savor The World" with Friends of Dunia, as we host our first Fundraiser for Dunia Marketplace.
We will truly savor the world with food and music from around the world.
Doug Dirks from Ten Thousand Villages will also enlighten us with artisan stories. Details TBA!

Thursday, May 10th to Sunday May 13th - 6th Annual Ten Thousand Villages Oriental Rug Event!

Spring of 2012 - Both Morning Owl Farm and Create Common Good will be back late spring with all the wonder-fullness our earth provides!

... plus more events to be scheduled!

Again, wishing you a wonderful new year and  we look forward to seeing you very soon!
Peace,
Becky, Leonise, and our Board members: Katie, Russ, Linda, Lynne, Jim and Ryan.

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