Monday, May 3, 2010

World Fair Trade Day

Saturday May 8th at the Poughkeepsie Plaza will celebrate World Fair Trade Day. They will host a number of DIY activities and workshops throughout the day:

*10:00am-5:00 pm: T-Shirt Designing
-The Marist College Praxis Project will be present as you design your own t-shirt. After making your design on the shirt, they will be sent to children living in dumpsites in Kolkata, India. These children will then embellish, embroider, and decorate the shirts, and send them back. The cost of this activity is $35, and this money will be used to buy an organic fair trade t-shirt, fabric paint, payment to the youth artist in India, and a donation to benefit these children.

*11:00am- 1:00pm: Fair Trade Earring Making Demonstration
-Learn how to use Fair Trade beads to make earrings for yourself or for that special woman in your life.

*11:00am-3:00pm: Fair Trade Bracelet Making
-Come make bracelets using Fair Trade beads and seeds from Costa Rica. A $5 donation benefits children orphaned by HIV and AIDS.

Visit the official website for more details

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