Sharing Fair...
a project of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd

Sharing Fair began in 1993 and is a project of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Canada. Our focus is to raise awareness of those less fortunate and to market crafted items made by women at risk in developing countries whose circumstances have brought them in contact with the Sisters of the Good Shepherd.

Sharing Fair encourages you to direct your spending power to these self -help groups and to also consider representing the women in our marketplace. You can participate in Sharing Fair and make a difference in the lives of these women by: purchasing their products, sponsoring a Sharing Fair at your church, schools, workplace, or home and/or volunteering with Sharing Fair.

At the Convent of the Good Shepherd in Toronto we receive the crafted items from many Good Shepherd Centers. Working with volunteers, some of them are recent immigrants or refugee claimants looking for Canadian experience and an opportunity to practice English, we prepare the goods for the marketplace. From Toronto, we send goods out to various Good Shepherd houses in Canada and to individuals who do the same in their communities.

Many schools participate in Sharing Fair by bringing the Box of Hope program to their school community. Sharing Fair has been used to enhance business, religious and social justice programs. With the students participating in this program there is the potential for them to: value their education and lifestyle, acquire leadership, entrepreneurial and career development skills and foster identity, purpose and sense of belonging through social justice. The students experience how they too can make a difference in the world by a simple act.

Sharing Fair is made possible in Canada through our many volunteers making it possible for 100% of the proceeds to be returned to the women and girls in the form of new orders; providing them with hope, dignity and sustainability.

Contact: Martha Goddard
Address: 25 Good Shepherd Court
Toronto, ON. Canada M6B 4E7
Tel: (416) 787-4285
Fax: (416) 784-9282
Email: [email protected]

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