Library - Howay Helping Hands

Rafiki Bracelet Fundraiser 2017

Our global stewardship program is ongoing year long as the students are introduced to the needs of others around the world.  We are raising money for clean water and sanitation for an African country (students will be voting on this next week) and we are partnering once again with Free the Children. (https://www.we.org/we-schools/program/campaigns/we-are-rafikis/)

This year our global fundraiser involves purchasing unique Rafiki (“friend” in Swahili) bracelets made by Masaai Mamas in Kenya, Africa. This year the bracelets are unique because they have been made especially for Canadians celebrating Canada’s150 years since Confederation. There are two We Are Canada Rafiki bracelets to choose from as seen at https://shop.metowe.com/us/we-are-canada/.

They are $10 each with $5 from each bracelet going to the Masaai Mamas to empower and support their income independence. The other $5 from each bracelet will go towards clean water and sanitation to a village in an African country as we have learned that worldwide there are 663 million people relying on unimproved sources, including 159 million dependent on surface water.

Order forms were sent home with students the week of May 29, 2017.

Thank you for your support!