Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Gifts with a Difference

If you think your friends and family already have enough pens, socks and DVDs, why not send a beautiful card telling them that a gift has been made in their name to a little village in Guatemala?

You could help install a fuel-efficient, clean burning stove. This will improve the health of families, reduce deforestation, and help remove 3.4 tonnes of CO2 per year from the atmosphere. 

Or, you could provide a Mayan child with an education, helping a young Mayan go to high school — an expense far beyond the reach of most San Antonio families.
And then there’s the Centro — the small community centre providing support, courses, preschool and more.

If you would like to make a donation, and receive some of our cards like these shown here for Christmas gifts, please contact Susan at LatinAmerica@innovativecommunities.org

Thank you so much for all you help us do for the villagers of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Up-Coming Scarf Sales Vancouver Island

The following sales will provide an opportunity to do your Christmas shopping, while helping a worthy cause at the same time. All profits go to help the projects in San Antonio Palopo on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. 

Fair Trade Fiesta
November 16 & 17
10 am - 4 pm
Filberg Centre,
Anderton Avenue

Saanich Holday Craft Fair
November 23 & 24
10 am - 4 pm
Saanich Fairgrounds
(Booth 5, Sunshine Room)

Fair Trade Fiesta
November 23
10 am - 3 pm
Eagle's Hall
2965 Boys Rd. (off Island NHwy)

VIDEA Fair Trade Fair
November 30
10 am - 4 pm
First Metropolitan Church Hall
923 Balmoral St.