Virtual Global Christmas Market 2020
In early Advent, we have traditionally held our Global Christmas Market, an alternative gift fair featuring fair trade, socially and environmentally conscious gifts for the Christmas season. Sadly, such an event is not possible during the pandemic.
Still, it remains as important as ever to give gifts that make a difference, gifts that align with the core teachings of our faith. Hoping to make this easy for you, we have created this webpage. which lists many of the organizations that would have been at our GCM, plus several new ones, including several black-owned businesses courtesy of our Dismantling Racism Team.
You will find links to Purchase a Gift up top, and links to Donate a Gift to some of our international and local non-profit partners below!
Purchase a Gift
Ten Thousand Villages
A fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries.
Their mission is to empower small-scale global artisans and farmers through long-term trading partnerships, helping them build sustainable employment, resources, rights, and a vision of hope in their communities.
Ignatian Solidarity Network
A Jesuit store for all your justice-related purchases. Featuring Fair Trade Capeltic Coffee (see video below) from Mexico, clothing and facemasks made by fair trade US partner Collection, and a variety of buttons and yard signs supporting immigrants, black lives matter, and other justice-related causes.
Their mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world. Website features fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate, foods, and gifts.
Better World Beans
Fair trade coffee from the Dominican Republic.
A social enterprise dedicated to helping women both locally and globally. Sohza sister is more than just an online store to buy fair trade jewelry, purses and clothing. It’s a place you go to be inspired by women from around the world who are making a difference with their lives.
Bedding and Mattresses
HaloMiner designs and creates sustainable home decor and accessories from repurposed textile samples, leather and fabric remnants. We welcome custom projects where we can help customers use their own materials into new one of a kind items.
Delilah Home Sustainable Living
Natural, organic, and sustainable home use textiles like bed sheets, bath towels, pet beds, masks, etc.
No Feathers Please
Their certified organic bedding is manufactured to the highest organic standards and no feathers, quills, down, synthetics, plastics or vinyl in any of our products.
Carries high-quality, pure, organic, and nontoxic home and baby products, including bedding, furniture, mattresses, children's clothing, and toys.
Clothing and Accessories
One of the world's largest organic cotton and fair trade clothing companies.
Women-owned artisan dyed natural fiber clothing and accessories made in the United States.
Products include ethically-manufactured and sustainably-made clothing. Ooloop seeks to share its discoveries with a growing number of conscious consumers.
Natural Clothing Company
Natural and organic clothing for the whole family located in Seattle area. We carry natural products that respect your body & the planet - hemp, organic cotton, wool and linen clothing. We ship worldwide.
Black and Minority Owned
December 11 and 12 Only - Promoted by the African American Chamber of Commerce, Hallebration is a two-day event featuring 25 black-owned businesses and crafts people in our City at digital booths - featuring food, clothing, ornaments, books, face masks, and more. Log on to the facebook page during the event dates listed below and show your support!
Food and Drinks
Order a locally-made sweet potato pie for the holidays - also available in Jungle Jims and Trader Joe’s!
Cream + Sugar Coffee House
Located in Evanston, this black and women-owned business is a great place to rest and refuel over the break.
Clothing and Accessories
Sweet Grass Beads
Beadwork created by an indigenous female artist, Heather Stewart.
A Black-owned scrubs and medical accessories boutique located in Cincinnati, this company is owned by an African American Registered Nurse, Brandi Price. They carry the latest stylish scrubs, top brands with quality material, and many different medical accessories.
Black-owned clothing line with a mission to bring empowerment to women and youth. This online-based clothing brand desires to provide all items that a woman needs to prepare herself for a fashionable day.
Donate a Gift
National and International NGOs
Batahola Norte Cultural Centre
Friends of Batahola supports, sustains and promotes the Cultural Center of Batahola Norte in Managua, Nicaragua, through prayer, financial assistance, solidarity and building community, there by responding to the call of the Gospel.
Familias Especiales/Special Families in Nicaragua
Bellarmine Chapel has supported the work of Sr. Rebecca and Familias Especiales (FE) for several years now. The FE community provides children and adults with disabilities education, employment and socialization. Their current programs are challenged by Covid and Hurricane Iota. FE has 5 small businesses that offer employment with training, which integrates 40 young adults with disABILITIES who have never left their homes before, so they can learn the “culture of work.”
Cooperative for Education
Guatemala - Can one girl obliterate poverty for her entire family? Yes! Through education, done intelligently
Kino Border Initiative
Nogales, AZ/Nogales, Sonora - Mission: To promote US/Mexico border and immigration policies that affirm the dignity of the human person and a spirit of bi-national solidarity
St. Aloysius Gonazaga
A school for HIV/AIDS orphans in Nairobi, Kenya - St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School exists to offer quality education in a caring environment to bright orphans and the needy youth of Kibera, through scholarships and enriched programmes for character formation.
St. Francis Mission
St. Francis Mission is a ministry of the of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) among the 20,000 Lakota (Sioux) people on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in south-central South Dakota.
Note: The Bellarmine website features donation links to our internal efforts like the Coronavirus Community Assistance Fund, Immigrant Assistance Fund, and General Outreach, as well as several of our long-time partners, including St. Vincent de Paul, Habitat for Humanity, and Lydia’s House. Your donations to these organizations are always appreciated!
Bond Hill Food Pantry
The Bond Hill Pantry, run out of Resurrection Parish, serves hundreds of families each year.
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Casa de Paz/House of Peace
Our mission is to extend a safe space to Latina women and their families, connecting, guiding and supporting them unconditionally, without judgment and with inclusion and confidentiality, in order to facilitate their transformation. We provide community support for Latina women recovering from trauma in Cincinnati.
Kairos Prison Ministry
The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.
Mercy Neighborhood Ministries
Inspired by the vision of the Sisters of Mercy, we promote the empowerment of individuals with a special focus on disadvantaged women and seniors through proven programs that educate, foster self-sufficiency and support enhanced quality of life.
Books available, including Fr. Richard Bollman’s Homilies. Their mission is to be friends transforming lives neighborhood by neighborhood, person to person, and breath by breath through gentle and accessible self-care: Healing Touch, meditation, journaling, gentle yoga, Movement Intelligence & Feldenkrais Method, local food…gardening & gleaning.
(513) 745 - 3398
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-2211
3801 St. Francis Xavier Way
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Parish Center Address:
3832 Ledgewood Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45207