BeadforLife event to help Africans leave poverty behind

VERO BEACH – Angela C. Kulynych, MPH, a local health policy consultant and Tanja McGuire, owner of Polished Hair Studio & Boutique are sponsoring a BeadforLife Event, helping African’s leave poverty behind, one bead at a time.  The event will take place onThursday, October 21 from 2 to 6 pm at Polished, 2919 Cardinal Drive in Vero Beach.

The event is an exciting opportunity to learn about and support impoverished Ugandan women who are lifting their families out of poverty with their handmade, high-quality beaded jewelry.  Their jewelry has been featured on NBC Nightly News and in O Magazine, Vanity Fair, Family Circle and other publications.

The event will also feature African music, cupcakes from Frostings, and other refreshments.  In addition, Polished will be donating a portion of profits from services provided the day of the event to BeadforLife.

BeadforLife is a socially responsible global organization, working with women, all of whom were living on less than $1 a day in extreme poverty.  Like extremely poor people worldwide our members have experienced many sorrows and difficulties yet remain strong, resilient, and hopeful for a better life.  Based in North America and Uganda, BFL has partnered with industrious women who make vivid beaded jewelry out of recycled paper.  The 300 members of BFL support almost 5,000 others to climb out of poverty.

All net profits from BFL sales are invested in projects that fight extreme poverty, primarily in three key areas: health, affordable housing, and vocational training for impoverished youth, and entrepreneurial development through micro credit for small businesses.

Information:  Call 772-584-3494 or visit www.beadforlife.org.

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