Fight hunger with handmade gifts from the Socially Responsible Sweatshop

The Socially Responsible Sweatshop of Kent invites shoppers to attend its Winter Boutique Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Indoor Kent Farmers Market, located at the United Methodist Church of Kent at 1435 E. Main St.

SRS is also staffed from 1-3 p.m. Sundays and Mondays and from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays at Christ Episcopal Church at 118 S. Mantua St. in Kent. Shoppers are welcome.

Gift ideas include napkins, crocheted and quilted items, microwavable hand warmers, children’s snuggle blankets, herbal pillows made with local herbs, oven mitts, food wraps, soup bowl cozies, sachets, aprons, totes, and more.

Socially Responsible Sweatshop accepts cash and checks, as well as electronic payments and donations through Venmo and PayPal.

Online shoppers can access SRS’s website here.

Socially Responsible Sweatshop volunteers create all wares with donated material. All proceeds help fight food insecurity in area communities. Shopper support has allowed the Socially Responsible Sweatshop to donate more than $20,000 annually to Portage County food resources for several years.

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Wendy DiAlesandro is a former Record Publishing Co. reporter and contributing writer for The Portager.