In 2016 the Bazaar actively contributed to these excellent organizations:
All cider and pumpkin revenue will go to MSF, and will be matched by the Bazaar.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is the world’s leading independent medical relief organization. Their mandate is primarily focused on emergency relief and they often operate in areas where there is no medical infrastructure. For over 35 years they have been providing medical help to people caught in armed conflicts, floods, earthquakes, disease epidemics and famines. MSF has maintained their international reputation as one of the most respected, honest and well run aid organization.
We welcome any contribution you can make to the efforts of MSF. The owners of Third World Bazaar will match any contribution that patrons make. We challenge our customers to contribute as much as they feel comfortable donating.
Over the last 10 years the Third World Bazaar, and our customers have been able to contribute between $4,500 and $9,000 a year. In 2016 we raised a total of $9,023.32, hopefully in 2017 we can cross $10,000! Please give generously to this worthy organization.
All non-perishable food brought to the Bazaar will be delivered to the Shepherds. Please bring what you can.
Since 1983 the Shepherds of Good Hope have been providing food, lodging, emotional and spiritual support to anyone that comes to them. They provide an invaluable service to the poor and troubled of Ottawa, and by helping deal with these problems are providing a service for all of us in the area. We thank them for their invaluable work.
Each weekend the Third World Bazaar will be collects food and consumables for the Shepherds. We ask that our customers consider bringing non-perishable donations to the Bazaar, which we will deliver that week. Each year our collection rate has increased, in 2008 it was about 8 shopping carts worth, in 2015 and in 2016 we collected 22 shopping carts of food over our sale period. Anna Silverman, Executive Director of the Shepherds of Good Hope says, “Thank you, to the THIRD WORLD BAZAAR! I cannot express enough gratitude for what your customers have done for the clients we serve. Without folks like yourselves in the community we could not continue to care for the 1600 people that come through our doors every day. On behalf of everyone here at the Shepherds of Good Hope I thank you!” Anna Silverman
Thank you, everyone!
Habitat for Humanity – Chris Tessier and Jill Woodley
Remember, the coffee at the entrance is paying for the construction of homes. Contribute what you can!
Over the last eight years our family has had the privilege to travel to Central America as part of a team building homes with Habitat for Humanity. We have traveled to remote areas in Guatemala and Nicaragua and built in the poverty stricken inner cities of El Salvador. Over $9,800 has been raised from the donation of Santropol coffee by the Third World Bazaar and the wonderful generosity of the Bazaar coffee drinking customers, has helped us build 21 homes and house 108 people in four countries. Donations have also been integral in our support of the smokeless-stove project in Guatemala and brought a community together through the building of a safe bridge safely linking a community in Nicaragua to the local school.
We are so grateful to the Third World Bazaar and the patrons for the continued support of our builds, and deeply enjoy the friendships that have developed over the years with those who sip coffee, listen to our stories and connect with our passion. In November 2014 we traveled to Trinidad with our team of 24 and worked side by side with the local families to build new homes. We look forward to seeing you again this year, and are tremendously humbled by the support you have given us in the past.
An update on the most recent build will be coming soon.
Chris, Jill, Morgan, Grace and Kyra Tessier..
Cornerstone is a community organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women. They provide emergency shelter and supportive housing for women in Ottawa. These services are offered in an environment which promotes dignity and a sense of hope. Cornerstone is committed to public education and advocacy, always striving to increase safe, affordable housing while working to end homelessness. The Third World Bazaar was a Silver sponsor at Cornerstones Fundraising Gala, Saturday Oct 24th, 2015.