Saturday, March 14, 2009

Want to own one of the African Quilts????

Remember yesterday's stunning quilts by Sarah Zalen? It turns out they were made for a purpose. To help fund needy schools in Nigeria. If you would like to help out and own one of the stunning quilts in ysterday's blog read on.
Below is a request letter sent out by Chevron for whom Sarah's hubby Tom works.


Tom and Sarah Zalan of Chevron, are spear-heading a Charity Drive for some schools near Eleko Beach (described further below by Tom).

Sarah has made 3 stunning quilts, named ‘Snap, Crackle and Pop’, in different African fabrics that she is now auctioning to raise funds for the Schools project. Please see attached photos. The photo’s are good, but do not do justice to the vibrancy of the colours and the quality of the workmanship.

If you would like to bid on these quilts, then please email Sarah as soon as possible on, because she will need a means of communicating the current bid price to you. The names of the various bidders remain completely anonymous. If you could also email your cell phone number, then this would also be helpful in case Sarah needs to get hold of you.

The starting bid price for each quilt is $200 USD.
Bidding has now started and will END at 12.00 noon, Wednesday 18 March 2009.
So…, time is very much of the essence.

Further questions can also be directed to Sarah,

Many thanks for your consideration of this matter,

Charity Drive Information about 3 Schools in Ibeju Village, near Eleko Beach

Dear Friends, As a fun new charity project, my children, Katie and Joe, and I are running a drive for especially needy schools in Ibeju village, near Eleko beach. We visited there over the holidays to scope out needs at two schools, Muhammed International Primary School AND Ibeju Public Junior & Senior High School. We recognize the potential far-reaching effects of helping to provide a quality education to these children. Muhammed Primary has over 200 students in 9 classes, grades K - 5. They are temporarily renting a site, until their new school is completed. Muhammed Primary is in great need of instructional materials and visual teaching aids, as well as portable lamps & fans, portable blackboards, a small generator and a mobile toilet. Their new school is currently being built on the outskirts of Ibeju village. Ibeju Junior & Senior High School has over 400 students attending grades 7 - 12. To help make the high school a more conducive place for learning, they are in great need of walls to be painted, new desks & chairs, and sports equipment. Plus please be aware that Chevron Public Affairs will very likely give matching contributions to the schools, so any monies you are generous enough to donate will effectively be doubled! Thank you very much for considering supporting a neighbor community."

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