A Sneak Peek at the SLS Holiday Boutique

Ugandan women stringing beads

Getting frustrated over finding the perfect holiday gift? Forced to operate within a tight budget? Want to impress your friends with a creative, homemade gift, but you aren’t creative or crafty? Don’t fret. The 7th annual Holiday Boutique is here to save you.

The St. Luke’s Holiday Boutique will take place Monday, December 10th, from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Fireplace Commons. There will be over 15 vendors pitching tent at the Boutique this year, all selling different products to support different causes. These booths are set up by St. Luke’s parents, teachers, students and other local organizations.

One booth, set up by St. Luke’s parent Cynthia Robinson, is selling beads to benefit Ugandan women who are trying to overcome poverty and abuse. Another booth, manned by the sixth grade students, is selling 2013 wolf-themed calendars to support wildlife preservation. Eloise Somerby ‘15 is running a booth to raise money for Pura Vida, an organization helping Costa Rican orphans. Other booths will benefit Free the Children, Choose Hope Club, Foundation for the Orphans, Abilis, Nica Photo, the Red Cross and even the School Store.

The Holiday Boutique is organized by Community Service Director Mrs. Parker-Burgard, who stresses the importance of school-wide support for this event. “We are in a community where we don’t need anything,” she told The Sentinel, “but with the Holiday Boutique we can help others who are, in fact, in need while completing our holiday shopping!”

So rethink spending big money at big-named stores this holiday season. Come to the Fireplace Commons this Monday and feel good about your holiday shopping experience!

–Drew Lord, Staff Writer

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