Handmade art empowering females in the USA & Togo,West Africa
|Posted on December 9, 2018 at 11:14 PM||comments (56)|
Do you have any end of the year resolutions?
Is it losing weight, is it forgiving the ones who have hurt you this year or is it something you've never done before?
Well, if I can share mine, it will have to be: finding more ways to give back.
Did you know that right now there's a possibility to support a cause by buying a tee-shirt on Booster/Custom Ink?
Are you feeling blessed this season? Take your time to bless someone else.
Keep in mind that we're going on our 7th year of celebrating Afri(K)que's International Women's Day.
Will you be joining us? Do you have a talent that you want to share with the world but been putting it on hold for the day you feel confident? Leave that fear in 2018 and take part of our celebration.
There are multi-cultural performances, guest speaking and vending opportunities. We share food and inspiring conversations with each other and have a fashion show in colorful African designs supporting families experiencing hunger, poverty and homelessness.
Does this sound like something you want to take part of? Then join us on Saturday, March 9th in Springfield, MA from 1 to 5pm.
|Posted on August 20, 2015 at 12:06 AM||comments (61)|
"If you find it in your heart to be a blessing to others, believe me this will come back to you multiple times. Some people call it karma, others call it luck. I personally call it: blessings." August 6, 2015 from the desk of our Founder.
Wow! How powerful is that, in other words, in your busy lives, please find time for your family, friends and especially find ways to give back to others. We have so much that sometimes we take things for granted and forget that once in a while a small donation to a cause that's worthwhile is good enough!
From this point on we have decided to call all the people who help us through our charity work our "blessings". At Afri(K)que we know the importance of giving a hand to the poor and reaching out to the socially and economically disadvantaged. Please remember to be an Afri(K)que blessing today! $1 goes a long way to feed women who are affected by poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow!
We're using the arts as a means to fight hunger and poverty and empowering females in the process. Please join us by spreading the word about what we do because we strongly believe that raising awareness is key to ending hunger! Thanks for reading our blog this month!
|Posted on March 14, 2015 at 8:23 PM||comments (112)|
This month we're celebrating women.
March 8th was International Women's Day and if I didn't have a chance to tell you personally, Happy International Women's Day to all our mothers, daughters,sisters, wives, significant others, friends and family members!
What a great time to share some great news! We're pleased to announce a partnership with Carmen Callendar who is a local Springfield artist, teacher and talented woman who is working with us to make hand designed sneakers. She uses the same handmade cloth that our women from Togo use for clothing to design some unique sneakers that are empowering these females through poverty, hunger and homelessness. We're grateful to have the support of people in the communities where we work! Afri(K)que is blessed!
From this point on, our handmade sneakers will be available for purchase at events that we attend and also by orders. Thanks for supporting us through all you do!