Finally. Halloween is out of the way and we can all stop pretending that we weren’t in any way whatsoever thinking about those other holidays. There are certain words I can’t bring myself to utter until after Thanksgiving, but I will allow that I have made a couple of lists in preparation of certain times that tend to sneak up on me year after year. Canned mall air filled with a certain type of music and mailboxes that just happen to be laden with thick, glossy catalogs serve as reminders, if not outright demands, that I’d better get it together this year or suffer the consequences.
Here in Wellesley, land of multi-taskers and think aheaders, we are fortunate enough to have a couple early chances to make progress on the gifts list.
Kopanang Coummunity Trust textiles coming to Wellesley Village Church
Shop for the upcoming holidays and help out a worthy cause. Come to Wellesley Village Church, 2 Central St., Friday, Nov. 11, noon – 3pm, for a cup of tea and see the beautiful embroidered textiles created by the women of the Kopanang Community Trust.
Kopanang is a group of 50 women living in the South African townships of Tsakane and Geluksdal who are engaged in generating income through creating exquisite embroideries and other handcrafted products. The Trust is driven by the economic and social impact of HIV/AIDS and gives the women an opportunity to provide income for their families in a place of support where stories, faith and joy are shared and lives are transformed through healing and hope. Pillows, bags, ornaments, and stuffed animals are for sale, and 100% of the proceeds go to help families in need.
If you’re planning a little further out plan on checking out the over 240 vendors who will show their handcrafted wares at the Wellesley Marketplace, which takes place on Saturday, November 19, 9am – 4pm at its new location at Wellesley High School.