SEATTLE - Where can you buy a necklace and support a local refugee, or get an activity tracker that also provides food for malnourished children?
When you do your shopping at the Gates Foundation's Giving Marketplace this Friday or Saturday, you'll be picking up gifts that give in more ways than one. All sales will help people and programs supported by the foundation, here in the Northwest and around the world.
Get a Glassybaby and support immigrant families in need.
Sales of direct-trade coffee help youth in Kitsap County through The Coffee Oasis program.
Many of the items available at the free, pop-up marketplace are handcrafted goods, made by the people they support.
Here, you'll find skin care products created by women in West Africa, with the profits going back to their community, and plush animals made by herders in Mongolia to support conservation efforts to save their local snow leopards.
There's plenty for the whole family to see and do at the Giving Marketplace.
For example, you can get your bike repaired by a local nonprofit, Bike Works, or honor the earth by making your own jewelry from recycled tires.
The Giving Marketplace runs December 2 and 3 at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center.
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