Fanatical about fabric? This fundraiser's for you!
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Apr 17, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Fanatical about fabric? This fundraiser's for you!

St. Marys Journal Argus

Do you get excited about fabric and colours? Do you enjoy knitting? Like to be creative?

If so, then come and browse at the first Fabric, Yarn and Craft Supplies Sale sponsored by the Stonetown Grans to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The sale will be held on Saturday, April 27, at the St. Marys United Church from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Grans have gratefully received a very positive response to their call for donations of fabric, yarn and craft-related items. Much of the fabric is 100 per cent cotton suitable for quilting. Fabric for decorating and materials for clothing and crafts have come in, too, as well as craft patterns and sewing notions, such as zippers and buttons.

Donations are still being accepted at the church on Saturday morning, April 20, from 9 a.m. until noon.

Local sponsors, MacPherson’s Arts and Crafts and Village Craft and Candle, have donated gift certificates for an hourly draw on the Saturday of the sale, and refreshments will be available.

All proceeds from the sale will go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, funding programs that support grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa and the AIDS-orphaned children in their care. Funds go toward basic shelter, food, and medicine, as well as school fees and uniforms, and income-producing activities and social supports for the grandmothers, whom Stephen Lewis calls the “unsung heroes” of the continent. See www.grandmotherscampaign.org or stop by the information table at the sale. For more information or to volunteer to help measure fabric before April 27, please call Nancy Vermond at 519-284-2698.

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