On November 18th St. John’s Episcopal Church In Larchmont will be holding its annual Christmas Bazaar to raise funds for local charities, especially charities that serve women and children in Westchester County.
A long-standing tradition for over 90 years, the Christmas Bazaar benefits the outreach programs of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) with the proceeds going towards grants that are awarded to local charities. Past recipients have included the Community Resource Center in Mamaroneck, the Mamaroneck-Larchmont Student Aid Fund, Family Services of Westchester - Sharing Shelf, Girl Scouts of Larchmont/Mamaroneck, Furniture Sharehouse, Boy and Girls Club of New Rochelle, and Providence House in New Rochelle.
St. John’s ECW Christmas Bazaar has withstood the test of time because of the tireless dedication of parishioners who contribute their time and talent to making the Bazaar a success. Each year, volunteers knit and weave beautiful handcrafts and bake delicious cakes and breads to be sold at the Bazaar. During the week leading up to the Bazaar, volunteers spend long hours sorting through all of the donations and preparing displays of items for the big day.
Wondering what you might find at the Bazaar? The St. John’s Christmas Bazaar has something for everyone at bargain prices. You’ll find gently-used toys, small electronics, collectibles, books and household items. Silent auction items, such as a weekend stay at a vacation home or tickets to an event, will also be on offer. Delicious food and homemade treats will be available for purchase.
In addition to raising funds to assist others, the bazaar also builds an enormous sense of fellowship within the church and the broader community. By working together, church members have built lasting friendships over the years. Also, the surrounding community looks forward to having an opportunity to donate items that they no longer use, and at the same time, find new treasures.
Donations can be brought to St. John’s Church during the following hours: Sunday, November 12th, noon to 3:00pm and Monday, November 13th to Wednesday, November 15th, 9:00am to 3:00pm.