Date: December 2
Place: First Baptist Church, Athens, GA
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The Holiday Benevolence Market began in 1994 as a joint venture between First Presbyterian member Mary Burton and the First Presbyterian Outreach committee. In 2003, other Athens congregations joined. This year, 10 churches and the United Way are participating, and more than 28 nonprofit organizations are represented at the market.
Patrons are given a “shopping list” that includes all of the agencies represented and items that can be “purchased.” The list includes a range of prices. For example, a shopper might buy a box of nails for $10 that will be used in building a Habitat for Humanity house. Or, for $100, a child can be sent to the Extra Special People summer camp for a week.
Special thanks to this year's sponsors: Covenant Presbyterian Church, First AME Church, First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Milledge Avenue Baptist Church, Oconee Street United Methodist Church, St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens, and United Way of NE Georgia.