The 28th Annual Joy of Giving Market hosted by the Episcopal Church Women of St. Martin’s (ECW) marks the beginning of the holiday season. Tickets for the Tuesday evening Premier Shopping Party are $15 per person and can be purchased in advance beginning in September in St. Martin’s Bookstore & Gift Shoppe located on the church campus. Tickets purchased at the door on Tuesday evening will be $20 per person. Admission is free during the event on Wednesday and Thursday.
With nearly 90 high-end merchants at the Market, 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 Market is a premier destination for several thousand Tanglewood, River Oaks and Memorial area shoppers, and many more from all over the city and surrounding suburban areas.
The Joy of Giving Market is the primary fundraiser for ECW’s outreach grants, which benefit organizations in the community that serve those in need. Last year ECW distributed $95,000 to local and international organizations that included: