Thanks for your support at the Christmas sale St. Thomas Newsroom January 8, 2001 By Mike Klein Coordinator of Volunteer ServicesThank you to everyone who shopped at the Christmas sale on Dec. 7-8 and to the many students who helped out. Special thanks to the students of Volunteers In Action (VIA), VISION and the Coalition for Social Justice.Your purchases totaled just over $5,000. All of the money raised goes directly to the following charitable organizations represented at the fair:Maria’s Children is an arts project that supports a Russian orphanage.The Regina Project employs recent immigrants at a living wage to make quilts for homeless children.The Heifer Project provides life-sustaining animals to developing communities.Catholic Relief Services supports communities in crisis with humanitarian assistance.The San Lucas Mission addresses health, education and economic issues through the Catholic Church in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala.Ten Thousand Villages supports arts and crafts cooperatives in developing communities around the world.The White Earth Land Recovery Project builds traditional sustainable economies on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota, while addressing land issues on the reservation.The VISION Cooperative Project purchases crafts from cooperatives at VISION sites and sells them to the UST community to raise awareness and funding for future sales.Look for this first-time sale to become an annual event. Thank you again for your support. RelatedFair Trade Christmas sale raises more than $7,000Clubs, individuals: Sell handmade items at Holiday Craft SaleUST ornaments, greeting card sales raise money for VISION service tripsDid you lose something at the Children’s Christmas Party?