Wednesday, September 2, 2009

2009 Mothers Without Borders Boutique

Mothers Without Borders 2009 Boutique The kids are in school, the temperature is dropping and it's time to think about what you can make for the fund-raising boutique for Mothers Without Borders. MWB is a non-profit organization that is committed to supporting programs that offer sustainable, long-term solutions to the global orphan crisis. More than 36 million children under 15 are orphaned in Sub-Saharan Africa today and every 14 seconds, a child is orphaned as a result of AIDS.
This wonderful non-profit organization was started back in the 1990s by Kathy Headlee after she adopted a daughter from Romania.
The organization works to help children in crises all over the world.

We would like to collect as many craft items or donations for the MWB botique that will be held on November 6th and 7th at the Chantilly Mansion in Layton, Utah and at Mellor Hidden Meadows Reception Center in Lehi, Utah. The boutique has raised thousands of dollars for the orphans of Zambia. This 2 day event features handmade items that are donated as well as beautiful treasures made by the orphans, vulnerable women, and craftsman of Zambia.The word is spreading. Come and be a part of this tidal wave of caring. It is good medicine for the soul.

The following items are things that sale well at the boutique:
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas Decor Items
  • Home decor items - including the popular vinyl lettering trend
  • Unique toys - we love sock monkeys, wooden cars, blocks, animals, dolls (we never have enough dolls!), quiet books and doll clothes
  • Jewelry
  • Childrens hair bows
  • Handbags
  • Family picture magnetic boards
  • Trendy knitted scarves and hats
  • Quilts
If you would like to make something for the MWB botique we will collect them at our October meeting or you can drop it off to Carolyn, Lynn, Judy, Ardis, Barbara, Paulette, Kathy or Sandy anytime before October 15 and we will take it over to the MWB collection center in Provo.

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