That it's a really nice leisurely peddle down Wellington Crescent on a Saturday afternoon and Steve has promised light refreshments. Stacy Matwick Information Centre International Institute for Sustainable Development 161 Portage Ave. E., 6th floor Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 0Y4 Voice: (204)958-7755 Fax: (204)958-7710 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.iisd.org "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read" Groucho Marx
_____________________________________________ From: Stephan Barg Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 5:27 PM To: Winnipeg Staff Subject: Charity Sale of Peruvian Handicrafts - Saturday, May 24. Hello all, My sister has started a Canadian NGO to help support children who are burn victims in Lima, Peru. She became familiar with the needs in Peru, and the organizations that help the children, while she was living in Lima several years ago.
She will be here on the coming weekend, and we are holding a sale at our house of handicrafts from Peru in order to raise money for her organization. The sale will include these things:
- High quality silver jewellery, such as earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces - Baby sweaters, washable, embroidered, sizes up to about four years - Adult sweaters, alpaca wool (much better, the Peruvians say, than sheep wool) - Cotton scarves in many colours - Wool winter scarves and hats - Table cloths, in small and medium sizes
The cause she is supporting is a good one - helping children who have been burned get medical treatment and also counselling, to assist them to lead normal lives. The organization in Peru that she is supporting is called ANIQUEM, which has a staff of doctors, social workers and so on who do their best to help the burn victims. More details are available from its web page, at www.aniquem.orghttp://www.aniquem.org.
My sister's NGO is called Canadian Friends of Aniquem or CAFA, and more details are available from its web page, at www.friendsofaniquem.orghttp://www.friendsofaniquem.org . CAFA is a registered charity under the Income Tax Act in Canada.
Two final points - CAFA has almost no expenses - for example, my sister pays her own travel expenses when she goes to Peru. Thus over 95% of any profits from the sale of handicrafts go straight to helping the burn victims in Peru. And secondly, both ANIQUEM and CAFA are completely independent of the government of Peru, thereby avoiding various potential problems.
Place - 93 Harrow Street, Winnipeg - just down the street from Kelvin High School.
Time - 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 24
Phone - 452-8911
We hope to see you there. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.
Best regards, Stephan Barg Associate International Institute for Sustainable Development