Which brings me to my next topic of this somewhat unorganized post: second year fundraising. Thanks to so many wonderful financial donors and the help of my home parish Trinity Episcopal Church in Asheville, NC, I have met my second year fundraising goal for YASC. Mesi anpil, thank you very much. Worthy of a name drop in no particular order are the clergy and staff of Trinity--Scott, Carol, Peggy, Ken, Debbie, Dillon, Sharon, Glenn, and Beth--thank you so much! I am grateful for those who contributed financially and for all who show support through your words, actions, thoughts and prayers.
I'll be spending my time split between Haiti and Columbia (note this is the city in South Carolina, not the South American country, Colombia :-) ). As a part of that, I'll be shifting my responsibilities just a bit. As other organizations take over upcoming phases of projects I've been a part of in Haiti, this opens up time for me to travel around the southeast to visit churches, universities, organizations and people to generate more interest and involvement in the general work in Cange in which EDUSC is involved.
|Banana bark greeting card, "Neg Mawon" design|
|Hand-turned wood bowl|
This work will consist of in person visits to vestries, youth groups, churches and events. I'll be visiting universities seeking additional partnerships for Cange in the models set forth by Clemson University, Sewanee, and Centenary College. I'll also be creating reports on communities near Cange and under the Episcopal parish network there. There are many U.S. churches that support these communities, but they are not necessarily organized. These reports will include local perspectives and visions as well as the perspectives and visions from all partners and will serve as a tool for everyone to move forward together.
|Hand-woven rugs, in progress|
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**The photographs in this blog are samples of the new art being produced at Sant Art in Cange. Thanks to CEDC intern Kristen Oehrig for the pics!**