This Saturday and Sunday, December 20 and 21, participating vendors at Brooklyn Indie Market will donate 15- 20% of proceeds from sales (which will be doubled by a matching grant from Independence Community Foundation) to St. John’s Bread and Life, Brooklyn’s largest emergency food provider.
The shopping event will be part of Bread and Life’s “Give Where You Live Campaign,” which seeks to involve the local Brooklyn community in charitable programs. The organization provides meals to more than 1,500 people each day both at its location on Lexington Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant and via its Mobile Soup Kitchen which makes deliveries throughout Brooklyn and Queens. In addition to sales at the market, local designers, artists and merchants have donated prizes to be raffled off during the December 20/21 weekend, including designer clothing and accessories, art, dinners and bottles of wine. Donations will help Bread and Life reduce poverty and hunger, which affects one in five of every New Yorker.
The event will take place at Brooklyn Indie Market, on Smith Street between Union and President in Carroll Gardens.
-MaryAnne, wabisabi brooklyn