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&gt;

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

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