Our First Holiday Season!
We have been beyond blessed this holiday season and wanted to share with you what's been happening...all because of your support and generosity.
This past November we had our first ever Wine and Nepal Night. We shared pictures and videos to give guests a better understanding of the work we do in Nepal and why we do it. A really big thanks to everyone who came out for the night...even if you were there just for the wine! ;)
Two of the women from Milwaukee's Newest Artisans were asked to attend a local event to talk about their project with other refugee women. They taught them the basics of how to crochet using plastic bags. The women love sharing their skills and didn't hesitate when presented with this opportunity!
Another woman recently joined Milwaukee's Newest Artisans who arrived in the States not too long ago. She's picked up the project very quickly!
We are so grateful for a wonderful community member who organized a city-wide plastic bag drive for us. It was a huge help and provided the artisans enough plastic bags to last them quite a while! A big thanks to Classic Slice, The Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley, and Riverwest Public House Cooperative for being kind enough to act as drop-off locations. And of course thank you to all of you, who donated your bags!
During December, Milwaukee's Newest Artisans were welcomed to participate in three holiday craft fairs - they had a blast at all of them! Thank you to the South Milwaukee, Shorewood, and Riverwest communities for coming out to support their work and to show them just how much their skills are appreciated.
In just three markets, the women sold 176 baskets and earned $3,277. Just in time for Christmas! :)
Last but not least, let us not forget everyone who contributed so graciously on Giving Tuesday to make it possible for us to continue our mission. Thank you for your support!
We will continue to be great stewards of your gifts and do our best to ensure the people we serve feel God's love and know how much He cares about them.
Join us for our Upcoming Event:
2nd Annual Pub Crawl for Nepal
Friday, February 1, 2019
Details coming soon!