I have over 100 hooks packed and ready for Matangwe. Many thanks to the Ontario Rug Hookers who passed on their hooks for the cause. Donations came from Toronto, Campbellford, Cobourg, Bloomfield, Kingston, Lansdowne and spots in between. And I’d like to say particular thanks to Karen Kaiser who donated several yards of good quality burlap from her shop and to Mary Anne Keast who donated her supply of nylons for me to dye and to the countless others who dragged burlap and t-shirts to meetings so that I would be well supplied. I hope we are going to hook some brilliant plants and birds.
I’ve also been lucky to work with Mrs. Melanie Lee and her grade 6 class at Park Dale School in Belleville. These wonderful students have made a video about their school as well as written personal letters and woven bracelets for each of the students in the grade 8 class at Matangwe. Park Dale has donated pencils, erasers and sharpeners so that each of the 500 students in Matangwe Primary School will get new supplies. And if all goes well, the students will meet in person because we will be Face-timing from Belleville to Matangwe next week! That will be amazing. Park Dale has been partnered with Matangwe for the past two years, but this is the first time we will get to talk to each other.
And finally I would like to say a big thank you to my family and friends who together are supporting four students in the Matangwe area through high school and one lovely young woman through university. You are making more of a difference than you know.