Upendo Village: Kenyans Helping Kenyans Living with HIV/AIDS
Life and hope for Kenyans living with HIV and AIDS

Upendo Village's Annual Holiday Bazaar 2013

All proceeds benefit Upendo Village!

Download the poster for the event here and give it to your neighbors, or post it at your local coffee shop or anywhere you think people might be interested.

If you'd like to donate your time or to the event, please use the information below. 

If you have questions about anything concerning the event, would like to schedule a drop-off, would like to schedule volunteer time on the day of the event or before the event, please contact Marybeth at mmedrano@wheatonfranciscan.org or 630-909-6604 or Sr. Theresa at tmblangfield@gmail.com or

Volunteer!: If you can volunteer some time here are a few opportunities.  Please contact Marybeth with the information above so she can add you to the list and factor in your availability.

  • Help with sorting and pricing of items the weeks before the event
  • Help on the day of the event:
  1. Set-up begins at 7:30am
  2. Help as a sales-person, cashier, welcomer or bagger on November 21. The sale is from 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
  3. Break-down starts at 3:30 p.m. and typically takes an hour or two
  4. Help bring unsold items to Goodwill after break-down

Donations to the Rummage Sale: Please donate gently used items that are easy to move and can be displayed indoors. We will not be able to accept furniture, items that are hard to move, or vehicles at this time. Donations to the rummage sale must be dropped off by November 18 to allow time to price the items.  Donations can be brought to:

Our Lady of the Angels Motherhouse

26w171 Roosevelt Rd. - Entrance 5

Wheaton, IL 60187

Donations to the Bake Sale: As it is our first year with a bake sale, we would like to make it great, with variety and homemade goods!  If you are a baker and would like to share your talent with us, please drop off your baked goods on November 20 or the day of the event.  We would appreciate if you price and package your donation yourself. An ingredient list would also be appreciated for people with allergy considerations.  You can drop off your donation to the same address listed above. 

Donations to the Raffle: If you have an item that you think would be a good contribution to our raffle, please give us a call and schedule a drop-off to the address above.  Tickets to sporting events, gift cards, gift baskets, fine wines, luxury bags, etc. are some examples of what has been donated in the past. While we accept contributions to the raffle up to the day of the event, please consider making your contribution by November 15 to give us time to advertise your addition to the raffle and attract interested people.