Event: A Passion for Compassion | December 1, 2015
Our small Whitsunday Community is home to many amazing people; among them are four women who are passionate about compassion.
These women have banded together to raise the profiles of the not-for-profit organisations they support.
Event: A Passion For Compassion
Location: Ethos Fair Trade Gifts and Handicrafts
18/121 Business Centre, Cannonvale QUEENSLAND 4802
Date: Tuesday 1st December 2015
Host: Jude Mitchelson
Phone: 07 4946 7704
On Tuesday 1st December Ethos Fair Trade Gifts and Handicrafts, (proprietor Jude Mitchelson), will host a Christmas get together focused on compassion for those less fortunate, and assisting these wonderful local ladies in their quest to raise awareness and much needed funds.
For the cost of a gold coin donation you will enjoy a fun evening and have the opportunity to meet these truly dedicated women and share in their passion for the work they do in marginalised communities in Nepal, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
What these three women do is directly parallel with the culture of Ethos, empowering communities globally through programs of health, education, employment, training, micro-financing and many other platforms that humanitarian groups around the world are facilitating with very successful results.
The local ladies representing their not-for-profit organisations are:
Sue Tuck is our local Whitsunday Audiologist. Her work takes her to India and Nepal where she supports hearing and health.
Her organisation is Health and Hearing Nepal, their motto being “Compassion in Action”. Sue’s vision is to provide hearing services, including primary ear care, education and hearing aids as a part of broader health programs in underprivileged areas.
Her organisation also partners with local humanitarian programs in supplying associated health services where possible.
Pam Harrison represents AFADU (Aid for Africa Down Under). AFADU is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the Lirhanzo Children’s Village in Zimbabwe and its surrounding community.
Her work focusses on sustainable projects and programs in the following areas; health, community support and development, education, vocational skills and training.
AFADU directly supports over 50 orphaned children who reside in a purpose-built children’s village that has been established by the community. “We pay for food, clothing, education and the wages of the staff and guardian mothers who care for the children”, Pam said.
Vari Galletly has volunteered in Tanzania for a number of years where she founded Nyumba ya Furaha, (House of Happiness Children’s Home).
Vari’s work provides housing, food, education and nurturing to fourteen lucky children who now have a future. Caroline Goody, who is a good friend and soul mate of Vari’s resides in Arusha, Tanzania and is the co-founder of Umoja.
Umoja is a centre that provides education, welfare and support to the most vulnerable young people in Tanzania, empowering them to develop the knowledge and skills needed to create positive change for themselves and the wider community.
In 2015 these two organisations merged to now come under the Umoja umbrella.
On Tuesday, 1st December at 5pm, these four ladies with a passion for compassion invite one and all to partake of some refreshments, shop for exciting Christmas gifts and learn more about these women and the amazing work they are involved in.
They want to bring understanding and compassion to a world that needs it so very much.
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