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Jun 25, 2014

St. Martin's ECW Releases Joy of Giving Market Schedule

The 24th Annual Joy of Giving Market hosted by the Episcopal Church Women of St. Martin’s, Houston, marks the beginning of the holiday season with the Early Bird Shopping Preview Night Party that kicks off at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21. The Market is open October 22-23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Bagby Parish Hall at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road at Woodway.


Tickets for the Tuesday evening Preview Night are $15 per person and can be purchased in St. Martin’s Bookstore & Gift Shoppe, which is located on the church campus. Admission is free during the event on Wednesday and Thursday. The Joy of Giving Market is the primary fundraiser for ECW’s outreach grants, which benefit organizations in the community who serve those in need.


“The Preview Night Party is such a festive event where everyone can enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Mission Catering, which is a ministry of Open Door Mission,” said Betty Beathard, Market Chair. “We will have more than 80 high-end merchants at the Market this year so shoppers can find the perfect gifts for all the special people on their Christmas list. There will be stylish clothing, one-of-a-kind accessories, jewelry, unique home décor items, and frozen entrees from the ECW Pantry, along with daily silent auctions. The wonderful thing about our Joy of Giving Market is that all proceeds benefit Outreach activities in the Houston community.”


Tasty boxed lunches, morning and afternoon snacks, coffee and beverages will be available during the Joy of Giving Market at Café St. Martin’s. Package check also will be offered to safely store purchases while shopping. For more information about the Joy of Giving Market, visit