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Talking, Praying and  Educating; An inspiring story of passion.

Talking, Praying and Educating; An inspiring story of passion.

 

These three empowering modes of responding to a call of action describe the support and aims of their ministry. Prefaced by the work of their daughter, Glenda, John and Doris McVay are the passionate stewards of Beauty for Ashes Florida. Beauty for Ashes Nepal, founded by their daughter, is an organization working to empower survivors of human trafficking and women who may be at risk of trafficking by fostering an environment that reflects the power of community, independence and faith. The McVays pursue their own chapter here in Florida selling handmade goods such as: earrings, items from recycled saris, necklaces and more from the women at Beauty for Ashes Nepal.
Inspired by their daughter, who they describe as, “A smiler, a laugher and a lover of the Lord”, the McVays have continued to speak out against human trafficking in their own backyard by educating people of all ages about the signs of trafficking with a special focus on educating the youth. They deeply understand the plaguing issue of human trafficking, the ways in which it manifests, and the ways in which it can be reduced.

They share, “Trafficking is growing larger than the drug industry because there is even more money involved in it.” Doris McVay goes on to explain the quick nature of trafficking and how widespread the harm extends. Their mission is to inform others of these travesties in order to incite change amongst individuals. The specifics are mentioned above because it is exercising the want and the pressing need the McVays advocate for in the journey to end human trafficking. The pressing need is the knowledge of the issue. They yearn to spread awareness and so they go out and educate others about the problem. They are a walking example of proactivity.
John McVay mentions the impact of his father’s work as a labor leader when John was growing up; the work of organizing meetings to address poverty and other tasks at hand have resonated with him. Doris mentions her withstanding passion, “I just like to help people” along with examples of driving around town with an extra breakfast sandwich looking for someone on the streets in need and buying candies for the toll-takers just to brighten their days. These professions of kindness have transferred to their five children and they hope that things will carry on to their grandchildren as they grow up. Family is a way of uplifting others; to connect hands and hearts to one another promotes the stability of hope and the promise of empowerment which leads then to the continued alleviation of suffering.
In Nepal, Glenda uses the model of family to construct many of the activities that occur at Beauty for Ashes which include (but are not limited to): daily morning prayer practices, lunches with all the staff members and education sponsors for many of the children of women working at Ashes for Beauty. The McVays explain the aspect of family at the markets they have been participating in for almost three years by describing the interest other vendors take in their story.

Talking is what they want; talking promotes the spread of knowledge and the spread of care for a cause.

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Season is HERE!

Season is HERE!

Welcome to Florida!  We’re glad you’re here!  Season is almost underway and our Snowbirds and Season Vendors are on their way back to their second home.  Hooray for winter here in Florida!

The Mid Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market – Madeira Way every Wednesday from 9am-2pm

The Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market – Town Shores Admin Center every Sunday from 9am-1pm

 

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We Love Florida!

The Markets Open Next Month!

The Beach Markets Re-Open in October!

The Mid-Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market and the
Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market will be reopening in October! Hooray!!

The Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market will open on Sunday, October 2 and the
Mid-Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market, scheduled for Wednesdays, will open
Wednesday, October 5.

Both Markets are Seasonal and are scheduled to run
weekly through the end of May, 2017.

Hours for the Mid-Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market are Wednesdays from
9am-2pm. Hours for the Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market are Sundays from
9am-1pm.

The Mid-Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market is located on Madeira Way between
Gulf Boulevard and the Tom Stuart Causeway. The Indian Shores Sunday Morning
Market is located on the grounds of the Town of Indian Shores Municipal Center at
19305 Gulf Boulevard.

The Markets host local Vendors who offer everything from produce to fine art.

Both Markets are beach close, free of charge and family friendly.

Leashed pets are
welcome.

We're LOCAL!
We’re LOCAL!
Season Opens in October!

Season Opens in October!

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The Beach Markets Re-Open in October!

The Mid-Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market and the
Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market will be reopening in October! Hooray!!

The Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market will open on Sunday, October 2 and the
Mid-Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market, scheduled for Wednesdays, will open
Wednesday, October 5.

Both Markets are Seasonal and are scheduled to run
weekly through the end of May, 2017.

Hours for the Mid-Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market are Wednesdays from
9am-2pm. Hours for the Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market are Sundays from
9am-1pm.

The Mid-Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market is located on Madeira Way between
Gulf Boulevard and the Tom Stuart Causeway. The Indian Shores Sunday Morning
Market is located on the grounds of the Town of Indian Shores Municipal Center at
19305 Gulf Boulevard.

The Markets host local Vendors who offer everything from produce to fine art.

Both Markets are beach close, free of charge and family friendly.

Leashed pets are
welcome.

We're LOCAL!
We’re LOCAL!
We Love Mom!  Mothers Day is this Sunday

We Love Mom! Mothers Day is this Sunday

 

 happy mothers day

Mother’s Day is May 8 — this Sunday and just a few short days away!  We’ve got your gifts and food goodies at our Markets!

Great gifts for Mom, Dads and Grads!  We’ve got them at the Mid-Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market this Wednesday from 9am-2pm (Madeira Way between Gulf Blvd and the Tom Stuart Causeway) AND

The Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market

is OPEN (Yes, OPEN!) on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 8!

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How about a great outing at the Market and then a nice lunch?  We have your picnic goods!  Or if you would rather have a wonderful restaurant meal, how about supper at the Salt Rock Grill (right next door)?!

Then off to the Beach!  Yes, one of the very best kept secrets in all of the Gulf Beach areas is the Indian Shores Beach.  And that great beach really is directly across the street from our Market.

Here’s a fast, fun, family-friendly fact: There’s also a playground, covered picnic area, clean restrooms and outdoor picnic areas adjacent to our Market!  How cool is that?!

Bella Indigo and Kids at IS

We’re OPEN from 9am to 1pm– kid and pet friendly, too!

Don’t forget! Last Market Day (til’ Season Opens for 2016-2017) is MAY 22

Great Vendors, Handmade Jewelry , Fine Arts and Crafts, Gourmet Foods – Family and Pet Friendly – Free Parking

 

The Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market

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19305 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, Florida.  On the grounds of the Town of Indian Shores Municipal Center.

Every Sunday through May  22 this year– Our new Season begins in October 2016.

 

Hello Spring!

Hello Spring!

Its officially Spring!  And its not too early to think about those graduations, Mom’s Day, Dad’s Day … and stocking up on Florida specials like strawberries and sweet onions!

We have them (and so much more!) at Market….!

The Mid Week Madeira Beach Open Air Market – Wednesdays, through the end of June. 9am-2pm

The Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market – Sundays, through May 22

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