Joy of Giving Market

2018 Joy of Giving Market

Tuesday, October 16
Premier Shopping Party
4 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 18
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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:

Calling All Market Volunteers and Donors!
Prep and Package

Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20 and 27, and October 4 and 11
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Café St. Martin’s Kitchen
Join us for a morning of packaging entrée and other food items in preparation for the Market. Sample some of the offerings from the Pantry, learn tasty new recipes and enjoy great fellowship.


Donate to Offset Costs

Kitchen duty not your thing? Please consider a monetary donation to help offset the costs of the Pantry. All donations will go directly to pay for ingredients and packaging of our products, which will allow us to lower overhead and earn more for the charitable organizations we seek to help. Please make checks payable to SMEC-Pantry and mail to 717 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056-2199.

Help at the Market

Sunday, October 14 – Thursday, October 18
Times vary
To make the Market a great experience for the merchants and shoppers we need cheerful volunteers! We have many shifts available on all three days of the Market, plus set up/decoration shifts on Sunday and Monday.

Merchant Information

Click this link to read the Market Details for Merchants:

Silent Auction Donations

We need your help to make this year’s Joy of Giving Market a success! Donations are being accepted for:
♦ Gift certificate to your favorite restaurant or spa
♦ Wine
♦ Movie passes
♦ Furniture, glassware or jewelry
♦ Airline miles
♦ Vacation home rental
♦ Goods and services
♦ Set of theatre or sports event tickets

Donations are tax deductible; all proceeds from the Joy of Giving Market benefit St. Martin’s Outreach.

For more information about making a donation, please contact the Silent Auction Committee at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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