Peace (And Social Justice) On Earth


While the malls were bursting at the seams on a recent weekend, another shopping mall of sorts was bustling, as well. The items at this makeshift mall were just a little different than the ones for sale down the road. These items at the Peace and Social Justice Fair at First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto on Dec. 11 aimed to make the world a better place.

From beads, to fair trade coffee, to books, to recycled gift items, there was plenty to choose from. There was also lots of information about how to make a difference here in the Bay Area, as well as around the world. And there were kittens and birds—on opposite ends of the room—looking for loving homes.

It was a great place to find holiday gifts that make a difference. And if you’re sorry you missed it, in a few months there will be another one just in time for Earth Day.

Good Neighbor Stories was there to meet some of the folks who dedicate themselves to helping others; you’ll hear more about them in coming months. In the meantime, we’re sharing a few of our photos with you from that day.


  1. […] Last year I went to the fair to do a post for the website, and got to wander around checking out all the great products from all over the world, as well as meet a lot of volunteers—”good neighbors” all—passionate about the nonprofit organizations they were representing. […]

  2. […] Last year when I attended the Holiday Peace and Social Justice Craft and Info Fair at the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, little did I know that one year later I’d be behind one of the many booths which offer some small way to make the world a better place. […]