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BEAD FOR LIFE JEWELRY FUNDRAISER

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LOCAL WOMEN PREPARE FOR TRIP TO UGANDA, AFRICA

The People’s Café will sponsor a Bead for Life Party.

The event is an exciting opportunity to learn more about and support impoverished Ugandan women who are lifting their families out of poverty with their handmade, high-quality beaded jewelry, featured on NBC Nightly News, in O Magazine, Vanity Fair, Family Circle and other publications. For those who have bought beads before, there are now new jewelry designs and two new BFL products~ Shea Butter soap and organic Shea Butter lip balm!

The event will feature an informational video and African music, says Meghan Dutton.  Also, Meghan Dutton, Carol Dutton and Susan Potter are preparing for a ten day trip to Uganda, Africa on June 21, 2012.  During their stay they will work with the BFL staff and learn about this amazing nonprofit organization.  They will also tour the Shea Butter plant and visit Friendship Village where they will meet the women who make the beaded jewelry.  Anyone that attends the fundraiser will have an opportunity to write a letter that will be hand delivered to the women beaders.

Bead for Life is a socially responsible global organization, working with women, all of whom were living on less than $1 a day in extreme poverty.  Like extremely poor people worldwide our members have experienced many sorrows and difficulties.  Yet they remain strong, resilient, and hopeful for a better life.  Based in North America and Uganda, BFL has partnered with industrious women who make vivid beaded jewelry out of recycled paper. The 300 members of BFL support almost 5,000 others to climb out of poverty. 

For more information contact Meghan Dutton, Bead for Life Community Partner, 401-662-6640.

For additional information on BeadforLife:  www.beadforlife.org.

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