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UV MEND Gifted Jubilee Global Gifts

February 28, 2011

Upper Valley MEND held its

annual volunteer of the year awards banquet Thursday afternoon. Among the 12 recipients were John and Mary

Schramm, owners of Leavenworth’s Jubilee Global Gifts.
    For 16 years the Schramms

have donated all proceeds from the fair trade boutique to such causes as Habitat for Humanities and the Community

Cupboard.
    But the big announcement, made by new Jubilee Manager Sandy Thompson-Royer, is

that the Schramms are retiring and donating the business lock stock and barrel to UV MEND.
   

Thompson-Royer said UV MEND will officially take over Jubilee Global Gifts April 1st, but the passing of the torch

is already underway. Proceeds from the store’s fair trade goods will directly benefit the nonprofits various

programs like the Community Cupboard food bank, affordable housing, free medical clinic, and support for

developmentally disabled adults.
    Reporter Isaac Kaplan-Woolner stopped in to Jubilee

Global Gifts to talk its new-owners-to-be.
    UV MEND is set to officially take over Jubilee

Global Gifts on April 1st. Luckily, they have a great new manager. Sandy Thompson-Royer is married to UV MENDS

director, but her position at Jubilee is far from nepotism.
Thompson-Royer told reporter Isaac Kaplan-

Woolner that she recently graduated from Evergreen State College, having studied fair trade, and has already

immersed herself in running the store at 723 front st. Thomson-Royer said Jubilee Global Gifts will keep its

current hours, 10-5 daily. You can find them upstairs at 723 Front St in Leavenworth.


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