St. Joseph Vinnies Purchase Christmas Gifts for Mothers in Need
After three weeks of making and selling lemonade, the St. Joseph Vinnies had the great pleasure of having Jo Watts come to school on Monday 2 December to talk to them about the work that is done as part of the Above Rubies Livelihood Project over in the Philippines. Above Rubies is a livelihood project assisting single mothers and widows through the paper bead jewellery that these women make and sell. The Vinnies were able to purchase for each of the Loaves and Fishes mothers, a paper bead bracelet made by these Filipino women. Jo kindly presented to the Vinnies photos of the Above Rubies Community that the Vinnies assisted along with a pasabulong each (gift of thanks from the Above Rubies women). These small charms will remind the Vinnies of the work they did in assisting not only mothers in the Nelson Community but also mothers over in the Philippines as well.
Next week the Vinnies hope to make cards for the children of the women involved in Above Rubies which Jo will be able to take over to the Philippines with her when she visits early next year.