by Barb Clagett and Doug Strombom, co-chairs
Saturday, August 29, 4:00 pm
Many of you are aware of our longstanding commitment to raise money for salaries for the hard-working teachers at the Friendship School and funds for our Unitarian partner churches in the Khasi Hills in NE India. We have worked in community in past years to fund the teachers through our “Trinkets and Treasures” church garage sale. The pandemic has made it impossible to hold the sale this year but has also created critical needs in the Khasi community. The pandemic has hit the Khasi people and our friends in Kharang hard. The teachers need our support to survive and to restart classes when safe.
This year, let’s work together to fundraise the old fashioned way – by contributing whatever we can to provide desperately needed help to our Unitarian teachers and families in Kharang. Even a small donation from every family at East Shore should allow us to fulfill our commitment. To celebrate our partnership and our community support we’re proud to announce a virtual “PartnerPalooza,” an exciting entertainment and fundraising event on Saturday, August 29th from 4:00-5:30 pm. We promise you all a good time with music, stories, and videos! There will be special musical guests, an inside look at Khasi life, and an opportunity to get to know these beautiful people up close and personal. Join us via Zoom at 876 1013 7004, use password: 712668.
Whatever you can contribute before or at this event will keep education – and connection – going with our Khasi friends! Donate at esuc.org/give/donate and put “Khasi Hills” in the memo or mail a check to ESUC and put “Khasi Hills” on the memo like. Your donations go to East Shore’s Operating Fund, which supports Khasi Hills and other programs.
If you’re new to the church or just want to see and learn more about the small village where our support has made such a big difference to teachers, families, and fellow Unitarians – come on board!
If you’ve already started saving up items for the sale, please find another home them, such as Value Village or Goodwill.