We partner with people through business and community development to break the cycle of poverty.

Shop for a Cause: Shop. Learn. Make a difference.

This year you can find us at two holiday markets. On Saturday, December 7th, from 9:30 to 3:00, we will be at the Global Bazaar hosted by the First Christian Reformed Church. The address is:

First Christian Reformed Church
1814 S. Emerson St.
Denver, CO 80210

On Thursday, December 12th, we will be at the Posner Center’s Party with a Purpose located at:

Posner Center for International Development
1031 33rd Street
Denver, CO 80205

Stay tuned for more updates!


The 5th Annual Shop for a Cause 2012

Shop. Learn. Make a Difference.

Shop for a CauseThe Market will be open:

Friday, November 30, from 4 to 7 pm
Saturday, December 1, from 10 am to 4 pm

Please note our NEW VENUE:  Denver First Church
3800 East Hampden Avenue, Englewood, CO 80113
 (one block west of Colorado Blvd)

Entertainment and Special Events

Live Music: Dr. Biff and the Smokehouse Blues Band  followed by Jason and Denise
7 pm, Friday, November 30th

Panel Discussion with Stacey Edgar (author of Global Girlfriend)
11:00 am-1:00 pm, Saturday, December 1st
Boxed lunches available for purchase from Cafe 180

Please join us on November 30th and December 1st! More than 35 non-profit and socially conscious vendors will join together at Denver First Church to share their inspiring missions and one-of-a-kind goods with hundreds of Denver shoppers. We want you to be a part of it!  Click here to see our vendor list. If you’d like to volunteer at this event, please use this link to find available opportunities.

We are excited to announce that Compleat Gourmet & Gifts is co-sponsoring Shop for a Cause: Shop. Learn. Make a Difference! Please click here to find the event on Facebook and invite your friends.

As a local business and an importer of Fair Trade products, Compleat Gourmet & Gifts is committed to educating consumers about the power of their shopping dollars in changing lives for the better. We are working together to add a stronger educational element to the market, as well as more entertainment and food providers. Shop for a Cause will be a larger and more complete event than ever before!

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Shop for a Cause features a wide variety of products from artisans who live right here in Denver and all around the globe (Africa, Asia, and across the Americas). Select something special for all the special “someones” in your life! Give them a gift they won’t find anywhere else or indulge in something meaningful for yourself!

By purchasing products from these vendors, you not only receive something one-of-a-kind, beautiful, made-with-care, and remarkable, but you also empower someone in the fight against poverty and promote social justice globally. Your shopping really does make a difference!

You will also find a wide variety of home-based businesses at Shop for a Cause. It’s a perfect place to check out the latest from Threads Global (a brand new company – be among the first to see their incredible jewelry and accessories!), Pampered Chef, Creative Memories, Thirty-one, and more!  ALL of these entrepreneurial vendors have generously agreed to donate at least 10% of their profits to support The 1010 Project’s social entrepreneurs in Kenya.


If you are interested in volunteering or have other questions about this event, please contact us at 720.663.8441 or info@1010project.org.

Below is a list of this year’s vendors.

The 1010 Project
A Little Something
A Mark on the World
Amy Maupin Pottery
Annie O. Boutique
Anoothi US, LLC
Bana Bags
Bridge for Africa
Come Let’s Dance
Creative Memories
Conserve India
Dsenyo – African Gifts
Equal Exchange
Equal World Coffee
Fair Trade Republica
The Gathering Place
Global Girlfriend
Global Mamas
Heather Rose Jewelry
Jason Rose
Kathmandu Styles
Lakota Outreach
Live Worldly
Made in Roatan
Mavuno Market
Mission Wear
Mitten Mommas
Musana Children’s Home
Noonday Collections
Nova Chocolate
Outreach Uganda
The Pampered Chef
People of Hope Crafts
Pro Sum Sa
The Pomm
Sak Saum
SoCo Hammocks
Story Company
Threads Worldwide
Trading Hope
Waterproof the Word
Yobel Market


Last year’s printing provided by:DoubleQuick printing