Nov. 19, 2009
Gettysburg, PA - Colorful bead jewelry hand crafted by Ugandan women will be available for sale in the bookstore at the Gettysburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, from Nov. 23- Dec.4. The sale is sponsored by “Bead for Life,” a global awareness project that helps impoverished Ugandans who are striving to rise out of poverty.
The unique, colorful jewelry includes several styles of necklaces, bracelets and jewelry bags priced from $5 to $30 each. The jewelry display also includes information about the lives of the many beaders who participate in the project.
“With your purchase, you join the beaders in reducing poverty, providing food and clothing, sending children to school, and improving living conditions,” said Lisa Hill, a HACC instructor who has coordinated the bead sale for the past three years.
HACC students have been overwhelmingly supportive of the event, Hill said. “To date, we have sold more than $3,000 worth of merchandise, which is money that directly supports the women and children of Uganda.” Hill also credits Betsy Wood, the campus bookstore director, and her staff who volunteer their time to sell the jewelry.
The “Bead for Life” sale at HACC is open to the public and can be visited during campus bookstore hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Nov. 23, 24, 30 and Dec. 1-3; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 25; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 4. The campus is closed Nov. 26-29.
For more information, contact Hill at 337-3855 ext. 3041 or 
Please click the links below to share the latest #HACCnews on YOUR social media sites.