Bijoux Wild Gatherings, an art shop benefits children’s charities

Artist Turner opens another online storefront

Shirley Walle, an artist from Turner, opened an online storefront through Goimagine, a recently launched online marketplace.

Walle has been selling handmade jewelry and metalwork for 27 years. A veteran of the Salem Public Market, Salem Saturday Market, and various arts and crafts shows throughout the state, Walle launched his Wild Gatherings store on Goimagine, with 100% of the company’s profits at profit from children’s charities.

Goimagine, a Massachusetts-based artisanal online marketplace, donates 100% of its profits to charity, according to a statement.

Goimagine only focuses on charities whose mission is to help homeless or hungry children.

“When I heard about Goimagine, I was eager to get involved,” Welle said in the statement. “It’s such an easy way to do good in the world.”

Goimagine hosts about 1,000 online stores nationwide, and Walle’s store is one of six Mid-Valley manufacturer stores and 25 Oregon stores, she said.

40 days for the life returns to Salem

The 40 Days for Life campaign will return to Salem starting September 23.

The peaceful, non-denominational campaign focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, a peaceful vigil at abortion centers and grassroots outreach activities, organizer Bob Snyder said.

The campaign is holding a 40-day peaceful prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood, 3825 Wolverine St. NE. Snyder said all participants are invited to sign a declaration of peace, pledging to behave Christ-like at all times.

A campaign launch rally will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, next to Planned Parenthood in Salem. Bishop Richard Huneger of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bishop Jerry Miranda of Salem Tabernacle and Jim Cunningham of Salem First Baptist Church are expected to speak.

For more information, visit www.40daysforlife.com/Salem.

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