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Create 2 Educate :: Art Show

July 16, 2012

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world.”
Margaret Mead

This past winter while experiencing a green winter and serving drinks in an English tea room, I learned that Home of Hope was starting schools in Rwanda and Kenya – all by faith. I also learned that there wasn’t a lot of funding yet for these schools and the hundreds of kids that need education. My immediate reaction was, “What can I do?”  The idea came that when I returned to Canada, perhaps I could gather artistic friends and do an art show in my home city.

Thus was born Create 2 Educate. This Saturday, July 21 from 1-5pm at Hudson Madison in downtown Red Deer, we will be having a silent auction in support of these schools with Home of Hope.

Each dollar REALLY will make a difference!

A child could go to school for $2 a month! Monthly fees for a teacher are $200. If we raise $2000, we could send 100 kids to school for a year, or provide a salary for a teacher for a year. Perhaps we will raise more, and be able to do both!!

I am beyond thankful for the friends who have donated so far.  I will also have some of my European photography prints for sale. A big thank you to Hudson Madison for opening their doors as our venue, to Babycakes Cupcakery for donating cupcakes, and to the loads of friends who’ve donated their creativity! You are heroes to these kids.

Justina Smith
John Mueller Photography
Lindsey McStravick Photography
Britton Ledingham
Lani Ledingham
Nathan Graalman
Blaine Alexander
Rachel Zwambag
Osi Lahtinen-Cruz
Gloria Strohschein
Crystal Webb
Hudson Madison
Gloria Strohschein

Also thank you to Jolena Sebry and Sauve MacBean for the musical entertainment they will be providing throguhout the afternoon!

If you are in the Red Deer area, we hope to see you this Saturday at Hudson Madison and help us raise funds to send these kids to school!

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