I am taking part in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center’s Giving Marketplace. I will be volunteering at the table for Salaam Cultural Museum Medical Mission and donating sales from A Crafty Arab’s children’s educational products.
It will be happening this Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st. According to their Facebook page, the event is set up for people who want to a difference this holiday season to connect with organizations making a change locally and around the world.
There are over 30 vendors set up to find unique, socially conscious gifts for family and friends at more than a dozen pop-up shops that support causes such as clean water, health, and education.
SCMMedical Missions will be selling jewelry made by Syrian refugee women in the Zaatari refugee camp, the third largest refugee city in the world, that is based in Jordan. It was formed in 2012 after the Syrian war started and has now developed into a permanent city, the second largest in Jordan.
SCMMedical Missions buys local beads, so that they carry the proper alloys & chemical components that pass American inspection, then takes them to the Zaatari refugee camp so the the women can make them into earrings, braclets and necklaces. Then the SCMMedical Missions sells them at local fairs and gives the money back to the women.
I will also be selling my Arabic alphabet animal poster, Arabic colors animal poster, Arabic pronunciation magnets and the brand new Arabic alphabet coloring book. I am donating my sales from the event because I love the organization so much.
Please stop by the Discovery Center at 440 5th Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109 to support the Giving Marketplace event partners and check out our table:
Another volunteer and I went tonight to set up the space and it looks very exciting with all the other vendors that we saw also setting up. Joins us and find unique, socially-conscious gifts for family and friends at dozens of pop-up shops that support causes such as women & girls, health, the environment and the refugee crisis. There will also be an opportunity to make a gift bag and gift card for free.
We hope to see you there!
Be sure to stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more of our outings.
Update: The Giving Marketplace went very well for SCMMedicatl Missions. We were able to raise close to $1000 in two days for refugees causes. And I sold my first Arabic coloring book. She was ecstatic to be my first book sale, as she was buying it for friends with kids. Both of us were so excited for the transaction and hugged each other several times. Thank you Linda!