Green and Gold Community Garden – Sale of Crafts for Victims in Rwanda
The Green and Gold Community Garden, which is run at the University of Alberta farm is affiliated with the Tubahumurize Association in Kigali, Rwanda which is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. The Association works with women who are victims of the mid-1990’s genocide, HIV/AIDS, socio-economic strife etc. and gets them trauma/grief counseling, as well as teaches them handicrafts in vocational school so that they may become self-sufficient.
Lauren Kascak and her mom help out by hosting sales of the handicrafts that these women make. They come in a variety of shapes and gorgeous colours; the products include all sorts of bags and purses, as well as children’s toys, dolls, home products, jewelry and more. They are beautifully designed and durable, and each one is 100% unique. 100% of the proceeds of each handicraft goes back to Tubahumurize Association.
The main sale will be on Saturday, July 25th, but for people who would like to avoid buying things on Shabbat we will hold a ‘pre-sale’ of sorts earlier that week. If you are interested in seeing these lovely items, please let me know what date(s) would work for you and we can arrange to be home that evening. It will be at my place, 10423 48 Street NW.
Please feel free to pass this on to others who might be interested in this! For more information about the Tubahumurize Association, you can visit www.rwandanwomencan.org.