East Bay Sanctuary Covenant Holds Holiday Craft Fair: By STEVEN FINACOM

Tuesday November 30, 2004

“Purses, clothing, weavings, holiday décor” and jewelry, with many items priced $10 or less, are among the gifts offered at the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant Holiday Craft Fair Dec. 11-12 at the First Congregational Church. Most crafts for sale are made by indigenous women in cooperatives in Central America, Asia, Haiti, and Africa. 

Proceeds benefit the organization’s programs to “offer sanctuary, solidarity, support, community organizing assistance, advocacy, and legal services to those escaping war, terror, political persecution, intolerance, exploitation, and other expressions of violence.”  

The weekend sale will operate 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Channing Way and Dana Street. Call 524-7989 for further information, or visit www.eastbaysanctuary.org. 

—Steven Finacom