Thursday, January 21, 2010

News Bits from Peters Path Store

Announcing the deals you've waited for!
Winter Closeout Sale! Sale ends January 31st.
Your favorite styles at great prices. (In-store only.)
40% off Coats & Sweaters
30% off Jeans
25% off Home Decor
20% off Alternative Apparel
10% off Belts & Scarves

A call for help for Haiti from our Peters Path Store's founder, Christine Peters

Nine days ago a tragic earthquake hit Haiti. Like everyone around the world, all of us at Peters Path have desperately wondered what we could do to help. So, we've decided to have a dinner fundraiser. I have lots of ideas to make this a success as my goal is to raise as much $ as possible. After all, Haiti's going to need help for a long time. Their lives have been torn apart in ways that seem unimaginable to me--physically, financially, emotionally & probably spiritually as well. The future of their country & people is dependent on the support & donations of others & every little bit makes a difference.

My evolving ideas include making & distributing " change collectors" in local businesses until the end of February. They will each have an explanation of the mission; to collect extra & spare change to help Haiti. The business or group that collects the most, will get some sort of recognition. This could perhaps be done with local Girl Scout & Boy Scout Troops as well or other groups/ teams in area that anyone may have an affiliation with.

As for the 2/27 fundraiser at Sperata's. I need to sit down with Amy there & work out the details for selling dinner tickets and offering a silent auction as well. I'd love to find a local celebrity to come speak, to help draw attention to the event & drive ticket sales, but I have no connections so will have to look into that. If any of you all do; please let me know. I'm also hoping for a band that would volunteer their talent for the cause. In addition, PRIZES for silent auction are needed!! Gift certificates, art, sport tickets, services, etc. No prize is too small & we can combine items in gift baskets to bid on also.

Any individuals or businesses who can help would be listed in any material that we print up for event. I have never planned any event like this, nor have I any fundraising experience. I need as much help as possible. This is not "my" event, I would love for it to be Lawrenceville's event. Anyone that enjoys this type of planning would be more than welcomed to help me, direct me,or guide me. Please feel free to forward this to anyone you know, who may be able to help at all.

There is not a lot of time to waste, but tight time constraints many times lead to most productive results. So, please consider how you could help us in this effort for the people of Haiti. You could leave comments after this blog post or contact the shop at or call 770-910-7722.

Christine Peters
Peters Path Corporation

Fit to be tied. Beautiful scarves that benefit a woman's life.
Peters Path Store is now selling gorgeous hand woven scarves that benefit Woodsmoke. By purchasing a Woodsmoke product you are directly helping an African artist and his/her family.

This spring we would like to give a child in Africa the opportunity to a better life. Miriam Kamanthe was our first artist that started working with Woodsmoke. She is an amazing person and has built a vibrant little business in Nairobi, Kenya. Woodsmoke’s goal is to support education in Africa.

We have worked out that it will cost $450 to educate one of Miriam Kamanthe’s children for a year in Africa. This $450 includes books, school clothes, and school fees. Woodsmoke is pledging to donate 5 percent of sales from our scarves towards educating Christopher, Miriam’s son. That means that we have to sell 258 scarves to educate Christopher for a year. Here at Woodsmoke we will work tirelessly around the clock to make this happen.

Woodsmoke's goal is to sell 258 scarves by March 9th so that we will have enough money to educate one of Miriam Kamanthe’s children for a year. To help Woodsmoke achieve their goal, purchase a scarf at Peters Path Store.

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