History of Jubilee
John and Mary Schramm founded the Jubilee Glocal Gifts store in 1995 to help alleviate poverty after seeing first hand the needs of people, especially women, while travelling in Africa and Central America. The store was made possible by community support, for example, the Reike family donated the space and volunteers staffed the store. After 16 years, the Schramms decided to retire and graciously gifted Jubilee to Upper Valley MEND. All of the proceeds from Jubilee go to support the programs of Upper Valley MEND - each purchase directly impacts the life of a family in need.