Rwanda Partners hosts fundraiser for seniors

April 13, 2010

By Staff

Seniors are invited to attend a fundraiser at 10 a.m. April 22 for Rwanda Partners.

The event will be at Spiritwood at Pine Lake, 3607 228th Ave. S.E., and will feature a film, “Wounded Healers,” about the work that is bringing new life to the country of Rwanda.

Colorful baskets, trivets and trays of all sizes are available from Rwanda Basket Co. weavers with funds going to help Rwandan weavers and their families. Purchase baskets locally at 10 a.m. April 22 at Spiritwood at Pine Lake. Contributed

You can also meet Tracy Stone, executive director of Rwanda Partners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping with the country’s healing and restoration after the genocide of 1994.

This is an opportunity to learn first hand from Stone about the work of reconciliation and poverty reduction that is making a difference in the recovery of Rwanda.

“We should care because these are global neighbors in need and even small efforts on our part can make a significant difference in Rwanda,” Ann L. Thomas, program manager for Spiritwood Assisted Living & Memory Care, wrote in an e-mail. “Equally important is what we can learn from courageous Rwandans about forgiveness and reconciliation, overcoming fear and learning to live in peace.”

Refreshments will follow the 39-minute film. Although no collection will be taken, attendees can enter a raffle for a basket by Rwanda Basket Co. weavers.

A large selection of beautiful, handmade Rwandan baskets will also be available for sale, providing support for Rwandan weavers and their families, Thomas said.

Learn more about how you can help by calling 206-838-8698 or going here.

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