Come on out and dance for a great cause! On Saturday, November 17, the Guatemala Stove Project is hosting a fundraising dance featuring the talented local band, The Lucky B’s, playing rock & roll from the 60s, 70s and 80s. This band will have you up on your feet and dancing all night.
This annual fundraiser will feature a silent auction of unique items crafted by local artisans or donated by local businesses.
The Guatemala Stove Project, a volunteer-based organization is continuing its efforts to raise funds for the construction of masonry cook stoves for impoverished, rural Mayan families. Over 6,500 stoves have been built so far, creating a lasting legacy for rural families in the western highlands of Guatemala. Consider that a single stove extends the lives of each family member in a household by 10 – 15 years and reduces the amount of firewood needed by half which helps to preserve the country’s precious forests.
The Guatemala Stove Project also supports sustainable-development projects in over a dozen communities and issues micro-loans to indigenous women to start small businesses that will help lift them out of poverty. The Guatemala Stove Project recognizes the importance of education in creating opportunity and hope for the future. It provides scholarships to a number of students who would otherwise not have this opportunity.
You’ve heard about the GSP and maybe you have even made a donation in the past. Now is the time to show your support for the indigenous people in Guatemala. Bring your dancing shoes to the Perth Civitan Club for this fantastic licensed fundraising event! Mark the date on your calendar and get your tickets!
Tickets: $20 at Tickets Please in Perth, on-line at ticketsplease.ca, by phone at 613-485-6434 or at the door.
Civitan Hall doors open at 7 p.m. The band starts playing at 8 p.m.
For more information, please call 613-267-5202 or Check us out at www.guatemalastoveproject.org