Published: May 05, 2012 07:00 PM
Modified: May 05, 2012 10:41 AM
Fundraiser supports young women in Ghana
A fundraiser for A Ban Against Neglect, a nonprofit started by UNC student Callie Brauel, will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Sunday, May 6, at the N.C. Botanical Garden off Old Mason Farm Road.
ABAN provides safe haven, trade skills and education to 20 young mothers in Ghana. The young women help pay for their two-year apprenticeship, and build up a savings account, by producing attractive, up-cycled products from castoff plastic. ABAN products are available at local stores including Cameron’s, Foster’s, Jackson and Modern Fossil.
Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe will cater the fundraiser today. Brauel, Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and Judith Cone, special assistant to the chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship, will speak. Tickets are $30. See aban.org
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