December 8, 2013
Thank you everyone for another great team effort. From all the great knitting done by the MInkha women, to the pre sale planning team, the tagging and product preparation in the last few days, the great volunteer team on sale day and the amazing loyal Edmonton area customers and the many first time customers, I am shouting out a big MUCHAS GRACIAS!!!
We have survived one of the coldest December days on record in over 50 years and yet still had a great turn out. We are thrilled to report that todays sales totalled just over $30,000. This is one of our best results in many years. Well done everyone!!!
We know the women in Bolivia will be so pleased. Many customers have left with beautiful gifts and also they have gifted and complemented the fabulous knitting skill of these amazing artisans. Also, included in that total is $500.00 paid for hand loomed Guatemalen scarves and that amount is returned to Guatemala by Anne and Antoine Beurskens for community projects there.
I cannot tell you how many customers commented to me, how glad they were that we make this opportunity available to them and that they purchase these beautiful garments knowing that their funds go back directly to the community of artisans who create them. They love being part of this process. I am sure each of you have had similar conversations.
Again thank you.