Giving Back 2017-08-15T08:34:35+00:00

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Supporting local + global artisans

At Third + Bird, we are all about making a tangible difference in two areas: people and communities.

We strive to positively impact the lives of our local artisans, growers, small business owners and with our valued shoppers who are looking for unique artisanal goods. But we don’t stop there…

We believe it’s important to make a difference in our global community, too. Third + Bird creates full circle events, supporting local and global artisans in ways that really do make a difference.

We are so proud to partner with the Nepali Women’s Co-op in the Himalayan Region of Nepal. A portion of proceeds from every market will create opportunities in the lives of the women in this co-op.

You’re probably wondering why the Nepali Women’s Co-Op…

The co-op works with women with financial challenges and at-risk for human trafficking. These women are empowered through education and micro-enterprise, such as tailoring school, that create opportunities for themselves and their families. The co-op also sponsors girls in the community to attend primary and secondary school.  Finally, the co-op sponsors  retreats to sow support, care, and rejuvenation into the lives of the women they work alongside.

For every $500 donated to the Nepali Women’s Co-op, a woman receives a sewing machine and admission to a 3-month tailoring school program. The woman even gets to keep the sewing machine, meaning she now has the skills and equipment, to be a sustainable entrepreneur.

As an added plus, the charity does not keep any administration costs, meaning every cent of the donation goes directly to the women to cultivate beautiful features.

Third + Bird vendors love the opportunity to support such an incredible cause—Each vendor provides a raffle item with all proceeds going directly to the Nepali Women’s Co-op. At the 2016 Christmas Market, combined proceeds from the raffle, cookie, Nepali goods table and donations totalled over $16,000!! These women’s lives are changed forever thanks to you!

The 4  winners of the 2017 Spring Market raffle were:

  • Clare Fleming
  • Shereen Teixeira
  • Vanessa LaCoste
  • Charlaine McCulloch
Nepali Womens Coop on Instagram

nepali women’s co-op

We have partnered with the Nepali Women’s Co-op in the Himalayan Region and a portion of proceeds from every Market will create opportunities in the lives of the women of this co-op. The co-op works with women with financial challenges and at-risk for human trafficking.

These women are empowered through education and micro-enterprise, such as tailoring school, that create opportunities for themselves and their families. The Nepali Women’s Co-op also sponsors girls in the community to attend primary and secondary school. Finally, the co-op hosts retreats to sow support, care, and rejuvenation into the lives of the women they work alongside.

We are happy to announce that over $16,000 was raised for the Nepali Womens Co-op, at the 2016 Christmas Market! This combines the cookie, raffle and Nepal table and donations from Third + Bird.