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FABULOUS AFRICAN FABRICS
May 15, 2011

I will be selling off personal items next weekend to raise money for shoes. It is a cathartic way to approach spring cleaning while also making a change in a child's life. A win-win!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am touched by people's giving natures for tiny feet in need of shoes!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make more time in my day to add to the generous time other people have donated.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Begged friends and co-workers for stuff to donate to the yardsale.

FABULOUS AFRICAN FABRICS
December 28, 2010

I have been inspired by the dedication of the small band of incredibly active members who selflessly devote hours and day to sew, travel and promote the needs of this worthwhile cause. It is very easy to feel sympathy for children in need and to whip out a checkbook to make a donation. It is much harder to be the driving force for the betterment of a community a world away. The Fabulous African Fabrics board and extensive membership work very hard to gain every nickel they can raise to make life better and the future provide more potential for these children who are refugees of hunger, poverty and AIDS in a country where strife and political instability are common. There is no greater satisfaction that I can have to be a member of this crew striving to make a change one dime at a time.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have watched the board gather to discuss policy, to direct goals for fund raising. To see the hand-drawn cards produced by the children of the orphanage giving their thanks and reflecting their pride in their accomplishments. I read the semi-monthly newsletters to become more aware of the effects of a global crisis on children in a far off capitol and to wonder what they are doing on a day-to-day basis. It makes me humble and grateful and wishful that I could do more.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone the governing board. You could not meet better people. I would wish that they had more support for their cause, but, they do all that they can with what they have.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I purchase fabrics and enter membership data for Fabulous African Fabrics. Oh, and, I dyed my hair to raise funds on the Global Giving project #6163!.