2019 Christmas market at Redlands College raises money for International Justice Mission

JUSTICE: Event co-ordinators Lindsey Leijen and Shannon O'Dell were excited to be contributing to a great cause.

JUSTICE: Event co-ordinators Lindsey Leijen and Shannon O'Dell were excited to be contributing to a great cause.

GIFTS and goods handmade by both locals and human trafficking survivors will be on sale at a Christmas market supporting International Justice Mission.

Held at Redlands College on November 30, the market raises money for the organisation which works to fight slavery and human trafficking.

Event co-ordinators Lindsey Leijen and Shannon O'Dell said all stallholder fees and the profits of several stores would go directly to IJM.

"In an industry worth more than $190 billion annually, there are still more than 40 million people in slavery and forced labour," they said.

"Far, far too many of those are children. As free people it is almost unimaginable that this could be true, but it is. As mothers, it's a whole new level of devastating to ponder, but there is always hope and partnering with IJM makes us an active part of that hope.

"We believe everyone has a part to play and it can be as simple as doing what you love or using the talents you have for the benefits of others. The market is a great opportunity for people to do just that."

There would be a wide range of goods on offer, from plants and ceramics to beauty products and jewellery, greeting cards and ornaments to activewear.

There would also be a number of food and drink stalls.

"We love being able to showcase the talents of so many," Ms Leijen and Ms O'Dell said.

"From handmade locally to handmade by trafficking survivors overseas, homewares, plants, food, clothing and jewellery, there's something for everyone."

The IJM Christmas Market will be held at Redlands College -on November 30 from 8am to 1pm.