Merry Marketplace

Have you ever dreamed of spending Christmas in a place where only your imagination can take you?  Well, the Junior League of Odessa, Inc. is excited to make your dreams come true!  We are making plans to host our 32nd annual Merry Marketplace November 6-9, 2014, and we hope that you will come out and share this special time of year with us.

Last year, your generosity enabled us to invest in over $150,000 in the development of a better life for At-riskfamilies and children right here in Odessa.  Our focus projects aimed to address the most pressing issues in our community, including childhood hunger through Food2Kids, provide  an artwork program for the MCH ProCare Healthy Kids Clinic, and provide an opportunity to strengthen the bond between fathers and daughter.  Additionally, our Community Assistance Fund was able to provide support to Catholic Charities Community Services of Odessa, Friends of the Library, Main Street Odessa, Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities, West Texas Food Bank, ABLE Center for Independent Living, Crisis Center and Hope House, Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center, Communities in Schoold of the Permian Basin, Inc., Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permain Basin, and PHS Project Graduation.

This year, our membership will continue to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve our community through the provision of three focus projects: Food2Kids, Medical Center Hospital ProCare Healthy Kids Clinic, and City of Odessa Parks and Recreation- Daddy Daughter Dance.  Your sponsorship will not only ensure the success of these programs, but will make certain that the Junior League of Odessa continues to cultivate volunteers and leaders that will shape the future of our community.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have about Merry Marketplace or any of our projects supporting At-risk families in Odessa.

Thank you for your contributions to our community and your support of the Junior League of Odessa, Inc. 

Together, we can touch the Heart of Odessa.

In deepest appreciation,                       

Lisa Sutton- Housman                                  Julie Fincher            

Junior League President                               Merry Marketplace Chairman