Church bazaar support fair trade and cottage industry

Shop for unique holiday gifts that make a difference in our community and in communities around the world at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church’s annual fair trade bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Vendors will include the Inter Religious Task Force, Holy Land Handicrafts and Noonday Collection, and local business Golden Goddess—a line of sustainable, organic cosmetics produced and sold by Cleveland Heights resident Ajah Hales. The sale of jams and other edibles will benefit Camp Lilac for transgender teens.

Items from more than 13 countries will include jewelry, purses, clothing and more—offering perfect gifts for all ages. Prices range from $4 to $50 and up.

Fair trade helps to break the chains of poverty in economically disadvantaged regions. It ensures that no child or forced labor is used, and that goods are produced in safe and healthy working conditions using environmentally sustainable resources and practices. Supporting local business keeps economic benefits in our community, while maintaining similar guidelines.

All festival proceeds go directly to the vendors and their fair trade partners. Forest Hill Church is located at 3031 Monticello Blvd. For more information, call 216-321-2660, or visit

Jennifer Blakeney

Jennifer Blakeney has been a Forest Hill Church member for 20 years.

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