Kettering College to host fourth annual BeadforLife event Dec. 5-7

BeadforLife helps Africans leave poverty behind, one bead at a time

Kettering, Ohio - 11/27/2012

Kettering, Ohio (Nov. 27) – Kettering College will sponsor its fourth annual BeadforLife event from Wednesday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 7. In support of this organization, college faculty and staff will be selling necklaces, bracelets, earrings and shea butter soap and lip balm – all Ugandan-made – from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day in the Student Center on the ground floor of the Boonshoft Center for Medical Sciences.

Coordinated by Kettering College English professor Jill Evans, the last three BeadforLife events at the school have raised a combined total of almost $15,000 for the organization.

BeadforLife (BFL) is a socially responsible global organization working with women, all of whom were living on less than $1 a day in extreme poverty. Based in North America and Uganda, BFL has partnered with industrious women who make vivid beaded jewelry out of recycled paper.

The beaders’ work has been sold at thousands of home parties, businesses and community-sponsored events around the world. All net profits from BFL sales are invested in projects that fight extreme poverty, primarily in health care, affordable housing, vocational training for impoverished youth, and entrepreneurial development through micro-credit for small businesses.  More information about BeadforLife can be found at www.beadforlife.org .

About Kettering College
Kettering College, born out of Adventist faith, is a fully accredited college that offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in health science education. Upholding Christ, the college educates students to make service a life calling and to view health as harmony with God in body, mind, and spirit. A division of Kettering Medical Center, Kettering College is located on the KMC campus in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio.

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