Bellingham shopping event to benefit Haitian women, children

An upcoming shopping event will help women and children in Haiti.

The first-ever Shop for the Cause: Women’s Fall Market & Expo will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Best Western Lakeway Inn and Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Drive.

The event will feature more than 25 local exhibitors representing a variety of national brands. All funds raised through vendor fees, admission and raffles will go directly to Espwa Berlancia, an organization that supports Haitian women and children. Rhyan Buettner, founder of the organization, is the daughter of Bellingham residents John and Jana Buettner. Rhyan Buettner will be at the event with items by Haitian artisans.

For details, visit shopforthecause.org.