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Events · 27th August 2015
Carol Foort
“We need your stuff!” for the Quadra Philippine Connection’s 21st annual Giant Fund-raising Garage Sale to be held at Quadra Community Centre on Sunday, September 20th! All proceeds go towards supporting the community of Katau in the northern Philippines through the Gift of Peace Project. This includes sponsoring the education of two children from this village.
Once again, all CLEAN donations in GOOD WORKING ORDER will be gratefully accepted for this rewarding event. We regret that NO skiis, golf clubs, encyclopedias, microwave ovens, mattresses, computers or old tvs can be accepted. The latter can be recycled in Campbell River. Please ensure that all upholstery is clean and in saleable condition. This mean NO DIRT OR MOLD. If items do not meet these conditions, they may be turned away at the drop-offs!
Drop-off for the garage sale is available at the following homes from the beginning of September until Friday, September 18th except for Doolittles, who will be accepting items after September 11th. We thank these participants in advance for continuing to offer this invaluable service!
Q. Cove Sharon& Harry Archibald 858 Prentice Pl. 285-3288
South End Ruth Powell & Chris Thompson 307 Sutil Rd. 285-3695
Heriot Bay Candace& Jackson Holmes 684 Cramer leave items in carport
Back Road Pauline Lansdall 1068 Milton(Greenhouse)285-2076
Ann& Don Doolittle 303 Smiths Rd. 285-3457
Direct drop-off to the community centre will also be available on Saturday, September 19th until 2:00pm. Please note that we will not be able to accept items after this time!
Anyone wishing to help out with set-up on Saturday, September 19th or on the day of the sale on the 20th should contact Carol at 285-3035 or at cfoortyahoo.com . We will need truck-drivers and trucks, sorters, cashiers, bakers and volunteers for our concession. We are especially in need of strong-able bodies willing to lend a hand to pack up at the end of the sale as well as those willing to take remainders to various thrift stores in Campbell River the week following the sale. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing in this positive, recycling event!
As many of you know, Quadra is now involved in an exciting new poverty alleviating project in the Philippines called “Passing on the Gift for Peace”. This is a program for which IAT, our sponsor organization, has received an international award and that that will have far reaching effects. It promotes self sufficiency and economic stability for the tribal people in the Kalinga area of northern Luzon which in turn creates a spirit of cooperation and unity among tribal people that have had a past history of conflict and violence.
Until about 30 years ago, the Kalinga area of the northern Philippines was basically isolated and undeveloped. Tribal people lived in a traditional manner where inter-tribal war was the norm. As the Cordillera area, as it is known had modern ways thrust upon it, its tribal people became more and more marginalized. It is quite common for villages to starve, go without medicines, education and sanitation. IAT has been making great gains at creating positive change in this regard through their innovative programs, including the Gift for Peace.
During our visit to Tabuk in February, we were able to visit Katau, the village that Quadra will be supporting as our contribution to this project. This community consists of 40 families that relocated from the mountains for economic benefit since the men were able to obtain work on nearby farms. Twenty families from this village will receive 20 caribou to pass on in three years to 20 families of another tribe that they have had past conflict with. In addition to animal dispursal, trainining seminars on leadership, savings, animal health management, agro-forestry, health and nutrition and composting will be provided through IAT. This process has already begun. Another part of our support includes sponsoring the education of two young girls from Katau as a way of further contributing to the upliftment of the village.
Plan to participate in this fun, community event at the same time contributing to the continued success of a worthwhile cause through our ongoing Quadra -Philippines connection.