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Benevolent Baskets is the social enterprise, workforce development program of Marian House. Benevolent Baskets provides work experience and business skills to Marian House women as they design, produce and sell handicrafts and themed gift baskets. The program provides an important stepping stone as our women strive to enter/reenter the work world. 

Every purchase you make supports their journey and the larger Marian House mission!

Baskets are sold online through our web store and at local craft fairs and farmers' markets. 

We're proud to partner with locally based, civic-minded vendors and small businesses. 



In July of 2021, Marian House assumed operations of Benevolent Baskets program, which was previously operated as a separate nonprofit organization. The existing product inventory moved to the Marian House headquarters and the program was reimagined to fit into the larger Transitional Supportive Housing Program model. Marian House I women serve as Basket Builders as they exit the Job Readiness Program. 

We're proud that Basket Builders have a hand in every aspect of the business, from web management to inventory, pricing, customer service and more. These marketable skills are a great addition to their resume. 


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