Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cigar Box Shrine Auction

Many of you know that Rebecca (Recuerdamicorazon) organized a Cigar Box Shrine auction with many talented artists, some famous like our own Marilyn Radzat, Michael DeMeng, Misty Mawn, and others. The auction will benefit The Street Children of Oaxaca project.

I don't know how many of you have actually followed the link to find out more about this charity so I will give you a little summary.

Harold and Jodi Bauman of Mississippi founded Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots in 1996. They were on vacation in Oaxaca and although they loved the area, they were disturbed to find that so many children were out selling little trinkets in the parks and on the streets during school and nightime hours. Since the founding of the organization which helps by sponsoring children so that they can go to school, they have helped many many children and their families. they have added a medical and food assistance program.

Oaxaca's poorest families cannot afford education, basic health care, or a nutritious meal for their children. Government services are minimal and difficult to access. Education is not "free" in Mexico as it is in the US, so the poorest often must choose between feeding their children or sending them to school.

The Cigar box Shrine Auction begins on March 1st but you won't actually be able to go in to bid on the auction until it begins.

Here is the link to the cigar box shrine Gallery:

See the Shrines

Please give your generous support to this worthy cause.

On another note, in Rebecca I found a Kindred Spirit! She is such a tenderhearted woman, I cannot even tell you. thank you, Rebecca, for doing this wonderful thing!


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  2. Thanks for mentioning the auction Lisa! Rebecca is doing a wonderful thing by organizing this whole event:)

  3. This a pretty amazing event she is putting on. My humble shrine is in the mix.