Handcrafts to benefit Center for Girls

Aug 02, 2017
Barbara Prey Projects will be selling an assortment of handmade items to support the Center for Girls in Northern Thailand.

Port Clyde — Barbara Prey Projects will host a benefit sale of handcrafted items Monday, Aug. 7, to Tuesday, Aug. 15, to support Center for Girls, an organization northern Thailand that works to prevent human trafficking, gender-based violence and child abuse. All proceeds will be given directly to Center for Girls to support their emergency cases.

The public is invited to a kick-off reception and handcraft sale Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Prey also will donate a percentage of artwork sales that day to Center for Girls, where her daughter Emily works. The nonprofit was founded by Midcoast residents Jane McBride and Patricia Zinkowski.

Center for Girls is located in Chiang Khong, Thailand, a border town that is home to different marginalized ethnic minority groups, migrants and refugees. While most Center for Girls-sponsored projects are sustainable, participatory and take place over several years, the staff often encounters exceptional cases of individuals or families who need immediate assistance. Center for Girls has compiled a list of seven such emergency cases, with the goal of raising enough money to give seven women and their families a sense of security and an avenue towards empowerment.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Carolyn Herron | Aug 02, 2017 08:44

Where is this being held?


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