COLLABORATOR PROFILE: Carpets For Communities
WHEN: Thursday 14th July 2011
WHERE: Basement @ Donkey Wheel House
ADDRESS: 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000 (near the corner of Spenser Street)
TIME: 7.30pm Doors open at 7pm
To celebrate and raise awareness of women’s role in peace and development Arts in Action is excited and proud to HOST A CARPET PARTY on behalf of Carpets For Communities – a project empowering mothers to break the cycle of poverty. A volunteer from the project will attend the screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell to do a short presentation about Carpets for Communities, Fair Trade and development.
A wide range of beautiful hand crafted carpets made by women in Cambodia will be on display and available for sale on the night. They are simply gorgeous and buying a carpet supports an organisation that’s working towards solving poverty issues.
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ABOUT CARPETS FOR COMMUNITIES
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
By empowering mothers to send their children to school through the production and sale of one-of-a-kind, hand-hooked carpets, Carpets For Communities aim to improve the livelihoods of the poor in Poipet Commune and to help them break through the poverty cycle.
There are four key areas that Carpets for Communities focus on in order to achieve their goals.
- Empowering women to support their families
- Increasing levels of school enrolment and attendance
- Reducing the number of children at risk of trafficking, exploitation and other dangers
- Investing in the development of the Poipet Commune
ABOUT THE CARPETS
The rugs are high quality, durable floor rugs with stunning colors and multiple sizes.
They offer comfort for your feet and a beautiful piece for any bedroom, bathroom, lounge room or kitchen. Each rug is eco-friendly, made from post- production cotton t-shirt off-cuts and used hessian rice sacks.
Each piece of rolled cotton is individually hooked through the hessian sacks then stitched along the bottom. This hand-hooked process makes the carpets very durable, can be vacuumed and are machine washable.
GET ACTIVE: How to Support Carpets for Communities
1. Donate via Pledgie
2. Buy a rug online http://carpetsforcommunity.myshopify.com/
2. Host a Carpet Party http://wordpress.carpetsforcommunities.org/thecarpets/carpet-party/
4. Follow Carpets for Communities on FACEBOOK