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A Thread of Hope Guatemalan Fair Trade at Holiday events

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11:00 am to Sunday, December 23, 2018, 8:00 pm
Where: Jamaica Plain Craft Fair, First Church • 6 Eliot Street • Jamaica Plain

Checkout A Thread of Hope Guatemalan Fair Trade at the following events.
They have been very helpful to TecsChange in getting equipment to 
Guatemala for many years.

Our Upcoming Sales Events

Sat., Dec. 1, 11a - 5p
Jamaica Plain Craft Fair
First Church in Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
at the monument, 6 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Food, music, crafts!

Sun. Dec. 2, 11:30a - 1:30p
First Parish in Brookline (Unitarian Universalist)
382 Walnut St., Brookline, MA 02445
We will be set up to sell during coffee hour after the 11a service.

Tues. Dec. 2 through Fri. Dec. 7
Building Goodness Foundation
128 Carlton Road
Charlottesville VA 22902
Call re hours! 617-308-7026
We'll be working with Building Goodness (what a great name!) on 
fundraising for the new workshop and showroom for Asociación Maya 
weaving co-op in Sololá.
We may be at City Market on Sat. Dec. 8.

Sun. Dec. 9, 12n - 2p
Alternative Christmas Fair
First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden St. (Harvard Square)
Cambridge, MA 02138

Sun., Dec. 9, 11a - 5p
Mon. Dec. 10, 8a - 7p
Tues. Dec. 11, 8a - 4:30p
National Immigrant Integration Conference
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Just 3 minutes from the Crystal City Metro Station!

Sat. Dec. 15, 10a - 6p
Sun. Dec. 16, 10a - 6p
Cultural Survival Bazaar, A Festival of Native Arts and Cultures
Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School
459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Free parking available at the garage on Ellery St. between Broadway and 
Cambridge St. (turn onto Ellery St. from Cambridge St.). 10 minute walk 
from Harvard Square Station.
Wheelchair accessible.
Food, music, and Fair Trade indigenous crafts vendors and artisans from 
around the world! For more info, see ** below.

Sun. Dec. 16, after 10am services, 11a - 1p
The First Parish in Bedford Unitarian Universalist
75 Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730
10% of sales will go to the church's Sanctuary Fund. 10% will to the 
Panajachel Colegio Internacional scholarship fund.

Fri. Dec. 21, 10a - 10p
Sat. Dec. 22, 10a - 10p
Sun. Dec. 23, 10a - 8p
Cultural Survival Bazaar, A Festival of Native Arts and Cultures
Prudential Center Belvidere and Huntington Arcades, Boston, MA 02199
Enter at 800 Boylston St. or at Belvidere and Huntington across from 
Green Line Prudential Station T.
Music and Fair Trade indigenous crafts vendors and artisans from around 
the world! For more info, see ** below.

**The Cultural Survival Bazaars are a series of cultural festivals that 
provide Indigenous artists, cooperatives, and their representatives from 
around the world the chance to sell their work directly to the American 
public.

Each event features traditional and contemporary crafts, artwork, 
clothing, jewelry, home goods, and accessories from dozens of countries.

In addition, the Bazaars offer cultural performances and presentations, 
including live music, storytelling, craft-making demonstrations, and the 
unique chance to talk directly with makers and community advocates.

The Cultural Survival Bazaar Program goals work to support the United 
Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ articles 11, 
20, and 31.
A reminder about two projects
for which we are fundraising:

Help educate Maya youth to be tomorrow's leaders

Scholarship fund for deserving young Maya to get a first-class 
trilingual (English, Spanish, and Kaqchikel) college-prep education at 
the non-profit Panajachel Colegio Internacional (PCI), where I have been 
serving as board president for the past year. Read more HERE. Please 
click HERE to make a tax deductible donation through AGES Foundation, 
the “Friends of PCI” nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation.

Check out this video and this video to learn more about PCI.

And visit the PCI website to find out more.

By supporting PCI, you are helping to:

     break the cycle of poverty
     empower indigenous communities
     educate Maya youth to be tomorrow’s leaders
     sustain a challenging multi-cultural learning environment

Help Maya weavers' co-op build a new headquarters, showroom and weaving 
center

A Thread of Hope and Asociación Maya are working with Building Goodness 
Foundation (BGF) in Charlottesville VA to raise $500,000 to construct a 
new headquarters, showroom, and weaving center for Asociación Maya, a 
weaving co-op of 180 backstrap loom weavers who have been working 
together for over 30 years. Read more HERE.

Check out this video and this video and this video to learn more about 
the project.

Please click HERE to make a tax deductible donation through Building 
Goodness Foundation.
Donate

Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Eliza Strode, MSW
A Thread of Hope Guatemalan Fair Trade
www.athreadofhope.coop
617-308-7026

A Thread of Hope Guatemalan Fair Trade
www.athreadofhope.coop

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