This Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd – 3rd, we’re welcoming our friends from Amani ya Juu to share our sidewalk for Apple Fest. And we couldn’t be happier about it.

They’ll set up their booth right in front of the Lincoln Square Taproom, and we think you’ll be as thrilled as we are—for many of the same reasons (hint: beautiful products, wonderful people, and a fantastic mission).

Peace from Above

With a name that translates to “Peace from Above” in Swahili, Amani ya Juu was founded in 1996 to support marginalized women in Africa.

How? In part by offering high-quality, fair-trade home goods and accessories, crafted with care from African materials.

The talented women who are a part of Amani ya Juu’s program produce a wide array of handmade goods, including

  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Women’s apparel
  • Children’s items
  • Home and kitchen decor

And lucky you: a selection of these wonderful items will be available for purchase at Apple Fest this weekend.

What’s Apple Fest?

If you’re new to the neighborhood and have never attended Apple Fest, you’re in for a treat.

Now in its 34th year, this long-standing Lincoln Square event, put on by the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, brings our community together to celebrate the beginning of autumn.

Cheers to festivities!

How to Celebrate

Come on out and join us in supporting Amani ya Juu by stopping by their booth from 9 am – 6 pm, checking out their beautiful hand-made products, and chatting with some of the folks who support this cause.

All proceeds go to providing a fair wage for women in Africa.

Outside of Apple Fest

If you can’t make it this weekend, you can also check out their website or donate online.

Donations to the emergency fund are especially helpful right now, due to decreasing work opportunities and the rising cost of living in East Africa during COVID-19.

We hope to raise a glass with you afterward. See you at Apple Fest!