THE FOOD LOVER’S MARKET HOLDINGS HEAD OFFICE HOSTS 1ST CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET
Food Lover’s Market Head Office hosted the 1st Christmas Craft Market on 7 December as part of its Year-End festivities. The craft market was put together by the Earth Lovers and HR teams to support local community social enterprises so that they can market and sell their crafts to a wider audience. Please feel free to visit their websites and see how they can be supported.
The social enterprises that participated included:
Westlake United Church Trust work to uplift the community of Westlake. They run the Emmanuel Educate Centre, send home-based carers into the community and offer basic office support, as well as other community initiatives: www.wuct.org.za
- Fresh Life Produce provides household hydroponic systems to the community of Philippi, allowing families to grow their own vegetables: www.freshlifeproduce.co.za
- Vasco Special Needs Centre offers support and purpose for young adults with physical and mental challenges, and they teach new skills and the importance of teamwork: www.vsnc.co.za
- Quirky 30 upskills disadvantaged and challenged youth, most specifically in technology such as coding. They also offer ex-offenders an alternate life to one of crime via supporting and training. They sold a range of jewellery made from recycled materials: www.quirky30.co.za
- The Wheat Trust offers grants to social entrepreneurs with a focus on women. They create financial independence through grants, mentorship and training: www.wheattrust.co.za