Clothes For Hope Sale To Benefit Children in Ghana
March 31, 2012 at Newburyport CleanTech Center
Fund Raiser to Benefit Children in Ghana who otherwise can not attend
NEWBURYPORT, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Clothes for Hope, Inc., a non-profit organization founded by seventeen
year old Lauren Sundstrom to benefit local communities, as well as
children in Ghana, announced today a Shop for a Cause event to
take place this coming Saturday, March 31st from 8:00AM –
4:00PM at the Newburyport CleanTech Center located at 10 Mulliken Way in
Over 7,000 pieces of designer, new and consigned clothing, shoes and
accessories have been donated by local residents and area businesses
including, Converse Shoes, Katwalk Clothing, John Farley’s Clothiers,
French Lessons Boutique, Gentry’s, ReNew Revolution, Pandora’s Box, Pure
Bliss, Modern Millies and more.
All clothing will be sold at extremely discounted prices with proceeds
going to fund uniforms and desks for schools in Ghana. In 2011,
Sundstrom traveled to Ghana to teach underprivileged and orphaned
children. Currently, there are about 1.2 million children between the
ages of 7-14 working or enslaved in Ghana, and unable to attend their
local public schools due to the expense of a uniform. The average cost
of a uniform is 9 USD and a desk is 32 dollars USD.
Sundstrom founded Clothes for Hope, Inc., to help Ghanaian children to
receive an education, while also assisting local communities in offering
quality designer clothing at a discount price to the North shore area.
Funds raised from the event will be used to renovate classrooms and
purchase uniforms as well as desks for Ghanaian students in the Keta
School District and New Seed International School and Orphanage,
offering these children an education, and hope for a brighter future.
Source: Clothes for Hope, Inc.