Sarah and Chelsea are the owners of Market House
in Westwood, NJ. A unique store which carries hand made products from local artists and artisans.
In June of 2014, Sarah & Chelsea travelled to Valladolid, Mexico to stay at Sarah's father's bed & breakfast, Casa Hamaca Guesthouse
. During their stay, the ladies of Market House were able to provide groceries, toiletries, and other necessities to about five poverty-stricken families in a small nearby village. Moved by the gratefulness of the villagers and inspired by their hope and positivity, Sarah & Chelsea decided to make an effort to return to the villages and help even more families than before. By January of 2015, the ladies had collected enough donations to successfully aid an amazing total of thirty-three families on a second visit.
This year will be our fourth trip to the Yucatan. Chelsea is due with her first child in April so she won't be able to make the trip but Sarah will be leaving January 24.
Each family that is visited is given what is called a dispensa. The dispensa consists of aproximatly a months worth of groceries, a blanket, first aid items, and Depends if the family is in need. The groceries which Sarah & Chelsea shop locally for are valued at about $50 USD. We are looking for funds to sponsor a families despensa ($50), as well as additional funds to cover the expense of blankets, school supplies, first aid supplies, soccer balls and Depends.
Sponsorship of a family is wonderful but every dollar makes a difference. We would love for you to follow our journey on Market House's Instagram
, our Facebook
page or our Sarah's
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."