shopping for a cause…
i’m hosting an event at the san francisco gallery for an amazing non-profit organization called “afghan hands.” a friend, matin maulawizada, founded the organization to educate and shelter women in kabul. the mission: “teaching skills to help afghan widows gain independence, literacy, and a livable wages.” the women spend ½ of their time learning to read and write and the other ½ hand-embroidering beautiful scarves and shawls which are sold to fund the school.
check out this piece that anderson cooper did about the program: <http://matin.typepad.com/afghanhands/files/cnn_anderson_cooper.WMV>
and here is the website of the organization: http://www.afghanhands.org/
please join us at the gallery to shop for these beautiful scarves/shawls and to support this really worthy cause…
saturday, october 18th
3 pm – 6 pm
hosfelt gallery 430 clementina sf, ca 94103