Join us Saturday, March 15th from 1-4 pm, to support women creating their own solutions to poverty.
In honor of International Women's Day, Momentum is hosting Friendship Bridge. Join us Saturday, March 15th in support of women creating their own solutions to poverty. Learn about an organization that provides Guatemalan women with the tools to become entrepreneurs, leaders, and agents of change for themselves, their families and their communities.
Friendship Bridge is a non-profit organization based in Evergreen, Colorado, which provides micro-credit and educational opportunities to women and families in remote areas of Guatemala. A Friendship Bridge volunteer will be available to describe their programs, sell Guatemalan crafts, answer questions and share photographs. For more information on Friendship Bridge, visit: www.friendshipbridge.org.
100% of the profits from the sale of Friendship Bridge products will be donated to this inspiring non-profit.
Buy Jewelry and Java
Excerpt from Sunset Magazine
What to do in the Rockies
On Pearl Street's trendy East end, two new hot spots are dedicated to fair trade products, guaranteeing that artisans and farmers receive a living wage and enjoy healthy working conditions. At Momentum, shop for a jewel-hued silk pillow from Ethiopia or sustainable-crop bamboo bowls from Vietnam. Then step into the nearby Cup Espresso Café for fair trade organic java.
Friend's School Field Trip
On February 26th, Lois Sandusky and Liz Richards' fifth grade Friends' School class visited Momentum on an educational field trip. The excursion was designed to correspond with the students' upcoming unit on Tanzania and the school's new partnership with the Tanzanian Children's Orphanage.
The Momentum visit enhanced the students' awareness of fair trade and illustrated the artisans' innovative use of recycled and sustainable materials. Since the field trip took place before business hours, the students had time to discover crafts made in Tanzania and to eagerly race around the shop identifying items on their scavenger hunt made from scrap metal, discarded flip flops, bottle caps, native grasses, indigenous shells and recycled cotton. The field trip ended at Ozo Coffee, where the students lined up and each asked for a Fair Trade cup of hot chocolate, a spontaneous chance to utilize their new awareness of being socially responsible shoppers.
The day after the field trip, Momentum received a giant manila envelope overflowing with thank you letters from the students. We wish we could share every endearing letter we received but unfortunately, there was not space for all of them. To view a sampling, click here.
International Women's Day
International Women's Day, which was first recognized in 1909, is an annual tradition marked by women's groups around the world on March 8th. This date is commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. It is an occasion for women across the globe, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, to come together and celebrate. This tradition, which started over nine decades ago, represents women's struggle for equality, justice, peace and development. For more information, visit: www.internationalwomensday.com
In Celebration of International Women's Day
CU's Women and Gender Studies Student Advisory Board warmly welcomes Momentum customers to their Recognition Ceremony for local women involved in the International Women's Labor Movement
Thursday, March 6th, 2008, 7-9pm
Social Hour 7-8pm and Award Ceremony 8-9pm
University of Colorado Campus
We are pleased to report that our February event raised $450 for Bead for Life, a Boulder non-profit that creates opportunities for Ugandan women to lift their families out of extreme poverty by making beautiful bead jewelry from recycled magazines.
Patty Manwaring, the Events Program Development Manager, shared with Momentum staff how impressed she was by not only the number of Momentum shoppers interested in volunteering at BeadforLife, but also by "how everyone was so passionate about purchasing things that truly make a difference."