Sunday, June 22, 2008

 

Beads for Needs Project


After only a few weeks of sales, Journey Productions "Beads for Needs" Project raised more than $8,000 toward the construction funds for the Kunyuk Girls' School. "Beads for Needs" was formed when Liz Walker, Joan Kraus, Maya Balle, and Yaimani Rivera collaborated after a Viewing and Community Conversation of A GLORY FROM THE GOD at the Hellenic Center in Watertown. Joan, a resident of Watertown, created handcrafted Glory Angel lapel pins to sell at the event. Liz had created a few trading bead bracelets after learning that the genocidal war in Sudan forced many women to stop creating their own crafts. The bracelets are made from African trade beads, acrylics and donated junk jewelry as a reminder that many people in Sudan use whatever they can find to survive. "Beads for Needs" now includes a dozen local craftspeople who meet regularly to create hundreds of bracelets. The bracelets are available at special engagements and the proceeds are donated to the Kunyuk School for Girls Construction Project.


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