Clothes For Hope Sale To Benefit Children in Ghana

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    Clothes For Hope Sale To Benefit Children in Ghana

    March 31, 2012 at Newburyport CleanTech Center

    Fund Raiser to Benefit Children in Ghana who otherwise can not attend
    school

    NEWBURYPORT, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
    Clothes for Hope, Inc., a non-profit organization founded by seventeen
    year old Lauren Sundstrom to benefit local communities, as well as
    children in Ghana, announced today a Shop for a Cause event to
    take place this coming Saturday, March 31st from 8:00AM ?
    4:00PM at the Newburyport CleanTech Center located at 10 Mulliken Way in
    Newburyport.

    Over 7,000 pieces of designer, new and consigned clothing, shoes and
    accessories have been donated by local residents and area businesses
    including, Converse Shoes, Katwalk Clothing, John Farley?s Clothiers,
    French Lessons Boutique, Gentry?s, ReNew Revolution, Pandora?s Box, Pure
    Bliss, Modern Millies and more.

    All clothing will be sold at extremely discounted prices with proceeds
    going to fund uniforms and desks for schools in Ghana. In 2011,
    Sundstrom traveled to Ghana to teach underprivileged and orphaned
    children. Currently, there are about 1.2 million children between the
    ages of 7-14 working or enslaved in Ghana, and unable to attend their
    local public schools due to the expense of a uniform. The average cost
    of a uniform is 9 USD and a desk is 32 dollars USD.

    Sundstrom founded Clothes for Hope, Inc., to help Ghanaian children to
    receive an education, while also assisting local communities in offering
    quality designer clothing at a discount price to the North shore area.

    Funds raised from the event will be used to renovate classrooms and
    purchase uniforms as well as desks for Ghanaian students in the Keta
    School District and New Seed International School and Orphanage,
    offering these children an education, and hope for a brighter future.

    Contacts

    For Clothes for Hope, Inc.
    Joni Moore, 508-308-7900
    joni@redjavelin.com
    Visit:
    www.clothesforhope.org

    Source: Clothes for Hope, Inc.