ImageOn Saturday Nov. 30, we held our by now annual Minkha sweater sale when we sell sweaters, hand knitted by the Minkha women of Cochabamba in Bolivia and also hand woven scarves from Guatemala. The proceeds from the sweaters go straight back to Bolivia via Save the Children Canada and the profits from the scarves go back to Guatemala where they are used in community projects such as clean water or safe inexpensive cooking stoves.

This year I was very happy with the special help that we received from the Rotaracters especially Danica who brought all the members in shifts to the hall and not to forget Mark our president who proved to be extremely good in organizing the men's sweaters. During the sale several members of our club came by and purchased items. We made over $6000 and after all the bills are paid we can send away around $5500.

By the way all the sweaters have now gone to Edmonton where we have the biggest sales (it is Alberta after all) but I can always order a sweater for you; we have samples of the knitting, all the colours and all the different models and options. We always have a collection of scarves here at home.

Thanks again to all of you and Merry Christmas,

 

Anne

 
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