Thursday, January 31, 2008

CSIHSIS Beads For Life!

On January 30, 2008, thanks to the Burgos Advisory, through a bead party, the CSIHSIS community helped to raise money for BEADFORLIFE. By selling beads and beaded jewelry made by Ugandan woman from colorful recycled paper, we helped impoverished African women leave poverty behind.

Each bead is handmade and unique. Beaders are woment living with HIV/AiIDS as well as refugees displaced by a devastating civil war in northern Uganda. Many are widows caring for their own children as well as AIDS orphans. In spite of what seem to be insurmoutable challenges, the beaders are resilient, hard working, and resourceful.

Beaders are hopeful that with people like those from our school community, they will "eradicate poverty one bead at a time." All proceeds from our sale of beads and beaded jewelry, as well as from the lunch sale (with delicious food cooked by our very own Mr. Aziz) will help to support community development projects in health, education, employment, and housing to the impverished in Uganda.

To help our community eradicate extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africand and our students, who are concerned world citizens, join us on February 7, 2008 at Report Card Night where our BEADFORLIFE party continues!

To learn more about BEADFORLIFE and how you can help, visit their website: http://www.beadforlife.org/index.html

3 comments:

Aimee Horowitz said...

Just want to let you all know that this weekend I was at ABC Carpet in Manhattan. On the first floor they have an international section where they sell beautiful iems made in other countries. They were showing the BEADFORLIFE DVD and were selling the jewelry to help support the women who are beading to eradicated poverty in their African communities. It was great to see that like us, such a big store has found a way to help support our global community

omgsuperloretta said...

Just want to congratulate the Burgos Advisory! The Bead for Life event was really successful, even more so than I anticipated! :) and I love my bracelets!

Aimee Horowitz said...

Just want you all to know that so far our school has raised more than $800.00 for the women who BEADFORLIFE! And I love my beads too! I especially love the long necklace that Cristy made for me!!! Thanks Cristy!