This year, during the gift-giving season, UUCW’s middle school “Call to Justice” RE group is learning about meaningful gift-giving, especially as it ties into the UU Second Principle of “justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.” As part of this “Call to Action” initiative, our 6th – 8th graders have compiled a list of “Local First Milwaukee” businesses they are hoping you will visit during the gift-giving season, and perhaps year-round. Learn more about these businesses at Local First Milwaukee. Thank you for considering local businesses first, this holiday season.

Swoon, LLC
5422 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee
Swoon is a variety store that carries fun apparel and gift items, including some Milwaukee themed items.

Four Corners Fair Trade Store
5708 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee
Four Corners Fair Trade carries a variety of fair-trade items including apparel, gift items, jewelry, and chocolate.

Halo Artisan Skin Care
2227 S. Kinnikkinnic Ave., Milwaukee
Halo Artisan Skin Care carries hand-made skin care products.

Clock Shadow Creamery
138 W. Bruce Street, Milwaukee
Clock Shadow Creamery makes small-batch cheeses near the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Gift baskets and gift certificates are available, and Clock Shadow will ship anywhere in the United States.

W62 N553 Washington Ave., Cedarburg
Lillies carries a wide variety of locally made items including apparel, skin care items, hand-poured candles, and gift items.

LocalMKE Maker’s Market
407 E. Buffalo Street, Milwaukee
This holiday pop-up market will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Fischberger’s Variety Store
2445 N. Holton Street, Milwaukee
Fischberger’s carries a variety of gifts, toys, and apparel.

Outpost Maker’s Market
100 E. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee
Outpost Maker’s market supports many local, small businesses by providing a pop-up space for entrepreneurs to sell what they produce. The holiday Maker’s Market dates are 11/24, 12/8, and 12/15, from 10;00 am to 2:00 pm.

For more information, contact Marsha Thrall, UUCW Religious Education Coordinator.