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Wayne Post
  • SERRV sale to benefit schools in Africa

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  • NEWARK South Main Emporium is partnering with Newark Rotary to benefit its current International Service commitment to "Building Minds in South Sudan."
    On Saturday, Nov. 16 a SERRV Sale will be held at the South Main Emporium with proceeds going to BMISS's initiative to provide educational opportunities to villages in the Republic of South Sudan. "Building Minds in South Sudan" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit co-founded by Sebastian Maroundit and Mathon Noi of Rochester. Both came to the US via a UN refugee program in 2001 as part of the "lost boys" refugee resettlement program. This refugee group escaped death or enslavement by crossing the dessert and bush country of Sudan on foot. Now, as American citizens, they are determined to help the people of South Sudan rebuild their homeland by building schools and promoting gender equity by enabling access to education for girls.
    SERRV is a nonprofit organization with a commitment to fair trade as a tool to fight poverty around the world. Every SERRV purchase ensures that artisans and farmers earn a fair income from their handiwork and offers hope and dignity to individuals and families around the world. The Newark sale will offer handicrafts, seasonal home decor, as well as Equal Exchange coffees and Healthy Sisters soup mixes. The SERRV sale is part of a Holiday Open House with other vendors and shops and an International Lunch available.
    The South Main Emporium is located at 604 S. Main St. and will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information please contact Linda Werts at 331-6999.

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