Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Our Donor Gift Cards are ready for Christmas

Instead of buying gifts for your loved ones this Holiday Season, why not consider a Christmas Gift Card,  and make a donation in their names to benefit less fortunate Mayan villagers in Guatemala. This would mean a world of difference to the poor of San Antonio and other villages on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Our four cards give you a choice of donating to buy eco-stoves, to provide much needed social programs, to assist in a dental project, or to educate children. You will receive a Canadian tax receipt for your contribution. If you would like to give a donation and have cards sent to you, or sent directly to the gift-recipient, please contact Susan: The four categories of cards (Stoves, Community, Dental, and Education) appear below. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Scarf Sales - just in time for Christmas

A new shipment of our gorgeous GUATEMALAN SCARVES has arrived in time for the holidays.

Many of you have generously supported (by donations and by purchasing scarves) our Scarves for Stoves Project. We are a small group of committed volunteers who work in small impoverished villages in Guatemala, where we are having a very positive impact on the Mayan villagers' health and on the environment through the distribution of safe, fuel efficient stoves to replace open hearth fires, which cause major health problems such as respiratory illnesses, eye infections, burns to children - as well as massive deforestation.

Please pass the following scarf sale information on to all your friends.

1. THE CRYSTAL SINGERS HOLIDAY SHOPPING FAIR at ST. PETER'S CHURCH, 3939 ST PETER'S RD, (off Quadra near Reynold's Road) on NOV 19th from 1PM TO 3.30 PM

2. VIDEA FAIR TRADE FAIR at the First Metropolitan United Church Hall, 932 Balmoral Road (off Quadra)
on Saturday November 26th from 10AM until 4PM.

3. SUNRISE WALDORF CHRISTMAS FAIR, Sat. Nov. 19 from 10AM to 3PM at 4344 Peters Road, Cowichan Station (in the Cowichan Valley). Check here for more details.

4. COURTENAY FIESTA, held  at the Filberg Centre on December 3rd from 10AM to 3PM. Largest Fair Trade Fair in Canada.

VIDEA's Fair gives you a chance to support more than 35 local fair trade vendors, make your holiday purchases with a conscience, enjoy great live music and food from the International Women’s Catering Co-op, good friends, and lots more! Admission is by donation; there are lots of door prizes. More information at