Wild Gatherings jewelry, art shop benefits children’s charities

Artist Turner opens another online showcase

Turner artist Shirley Walle 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, the Salem Saturday Market, and various arts and crafts shows throughout the state, Walle started her Wild Gatherings Shop on Goimagine, with 100% of the company’s profits going to children’s charities.

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

Goimagine only focuses on charities with a mission to help homeless or hungry children.

“When I heard about Goimagine, I couldn’t wait to get involved,” Welle said in the statement. “It’s such an easy way to do good in the world.”

Shirley Walle, an artist from Turner, opened an online storefront through Goimagine.

Goimagine is home to about 1,000 online stores from across the country, and Walle’s store is one of six maker stores in Mid-Valley and 25 stores in Oregon, she said.

40 Days for Life returns to Salem

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

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

The campaign is holding a 40-day peaceful prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood, 3825 Wolverine St. NE. Snyder said all attendees are asked to sign a declaration of peace, pledging to conduct themselves in the way of Christ at all times.

A campaign kick-off rally will be held from 3-4 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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