Woman’s Club welcomes Bead for Life

By on February 8, 2012

The Woman’s Club of Denver will hold their next meeting on Feb. 15 at the Faith United Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. featuring the program Bead for Life. The executive board meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Bead for Life is a Colorado non-profit organization who works to eradicate extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between improvised Africans and concerned world citizens. They were founded in September of 2004 by three women who had traveled to Uganda and happened to meet a woman making beads. The organization’s goal is for their members (women who want to improve their lives) to be independent of this organization by being able to support themselves within their own economy.

Bead for Life provides training for members to own their own small business. They also sponsor community development projects in health, vocational training for youth, affordable housing and business development.

The club will learn how Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful beads and how women in northern Uganda gather shea nuts and press them into shea butter for cosmetics and soaps to sell to people around the world.

Hostesses for the evening will be Pat Brendle and Yvonne Weaver. Nedra Bearinger will provide the devotions, and Yvonne Burkholder will accompany on the piano. Melissa Voler will provide the head table arrangement. Yvonne Burkholder, Sandy Reeder and Joyce Fisher will be in charge of the refreshments.

The arts committee’s program, Main Ingredients, will feature chocolate. For more information or to sign up, call Jeanette Leid, the arts chairman. Guests are welcome to attend.

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