Bridges of Hope

Leader: Teresa Rynkiewich and others...

 

 

Find out more about Bridges of Hope here

 

Bridges of Hope, a mission of First United Methodist Church, is located at 601 N. Main Street in Mount Vernon, Indiana. Bridges of Hope was established in 2006 by a dedicated group of volunteers committed to empowering artisans in their livelihoods by providing a dependable and fair market for the selling of their hand-made crafts. The goal is to promote meaningful lives for the artisans of developing countries around the world and to encourage lives filled with dignity and respect.

 

As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Bridges of Hope is committed to promoting the social and economic progress of people in the developing regions of the world. Bridges of Hope purchases fairly traded products produced by artisans and farmers to ensure that Fair Trade principles are practiced.

 

MISSION

The mission of Bridges of Hope is to provide a Fair Trade market for producers in developing regions of the world by purchasing fairly traded products produced by artisans and farmers who are in partnerships built on trust. Telling the stories of mission to our customers allows us to share the love of Christ and link our mission to the Gospel and to God’s call for justice.

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

The primary focus of Bridges of Hope supports artisans in developing regions of the world through sustainable economic practices by purchasing fairly traded products produced by artisans and farmers. Bridges of Hope joins Christ in His mission that integrates discipleship, evangelism and social action, and works toward both spiritual and social transformation. By supporting the artisans and their families through sustainable economic practices, Bridges of Hope provides resources for better health care, education, and safer living conditions, while restoring a sense of hope, joy, dignity and self-respect when one’s work and gifts are recognized by others.

 

DESCRIPTION

Bridges of Hope sells Fair Trade baskets, jewelry, scarves, accessories, handcrafted home décor, Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate and fruit bars, nativities, ornaments, toys, games, musical instruments, gift cards, and more. High quality, Fair Trade products are available for every room in your home. By purchasing Fair Trade products you become a part of a worldwide movement that cares about our planet and our people.

STORE HOURS:

Sundays     9:15 am - 10:15 am

Tuesdays    9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturdays   9:00 am - 2:00 pm

   

 

 

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PHONE:   812-831-3770 or 812-499-9808

 

NOTE:  Bridges of Hope Store closes during the month of January for inventory and reopens in February.

FIND OUT THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT BRIDGES OF HOPE HERE 

 

 

 

 
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