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Handmade, Local Gift Items Offered to Raise Money for Wilson Habitat Chapter

Posted: November 18, 2010

11/18/2010 Holiday shoppers will have an opportunity to buy unique, handcrafted gifts made by area artisans at “Handmade for the Holidays,” to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in Sarah’s Coffeehouse on the Wilson College campus.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Nov. 18, 2010
CONTACT: Julie Raulli, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Phone: 717-264, 4141, Ext. 3281
Email: julie.raulli@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Holiday shoppers will have an opportunity to buy unique, handcrafted gifts made by area artisans at “Handmade for the Holidays,” to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in Sarah’s Coffeehouse on the Wilson College campus.

Gift items for sale will include pottery, beaded jewelry, hand-blown glass jewelry and ornaments, handmade soaps, photographs, hand-bound journals and more.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Ten percent of the sale proceeds will go to the Wilson College chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The money will be used to help fund the chapter’s annual Alternative Spring Break trip in March, when student members and staff plan to travel to Pittsboro, N.C., to help build affordable, community housing.

The Wilson College Women’s Studies Program and Office of the Chaplain are co-sponsoring the sale, which was created with the college’s commitment to environmental sustainability in mind.

“Handmade for the Holidays will support arts and culture, our local economy and Wilson’s Habitat for Humanity chapter,” said Chris Mayer, program manager for the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living. “It is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift.”

Shopping at the event also will help protect the environmental because there is less transportation and packaging involved in the production and sale of goods that stay within the community, Mayer said.

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Wilson is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by its Honor Principle and distinguished by a commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership and humane stewardship of our communities and our world.



Wilson, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 fields, teacher certification for college graduates and a master’s degree in education. This year, Wilson enrolled nearly 800 students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.

Last Updated: June 30, 2011