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Nepal Fundraiser In Del Mar - The Need Continues


  • WHEN Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE Fair Trade Décor, 1412 Camino Del Mar., Del Mar, CA 92014
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $5

Charitable donations are the greatest in the first few weeks after a disaster, while it's still making headlines. However, the need for assistance is often greater as time goes by. Fair Trade Décor, a Del Mar retail store dedicated to Fair Trade principles, will hold a poetry reading titled Compassion in Action, on Saturday, June 20th at 7pm, to raise much needed funds for immediate relief and on-going support for the people of Nepal.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th has devastated the country. More than 500,000 homes were destroyed, and an estimated 3 million people are in need of food, water, shelter and medication. During the immediate rescue and recovery period, a second quake of 7.3 magnitude struck Nepal, bringing further destruction. Now, as relief organizations work to support the displaced people of Nepal, the monsoon season has begun. In the next three months, large areas of Nepal will see 15 to 30 inches of rain or more, all flowing downstream from the higher areas of the Himalaya Mountains.

Compassion in Action, is an opportunity for San Diego area residents to listen to local poets share their poems of compassion, unity, love and nature.

Ganesh Himal Trading Company, one of Fair Trade Décor’s many global partners who has worked exclusively with artisans in Nepal for 30 years, is soliciting donations for the relief effort. In 2010, Ganesh Himal built a health clinic for the village of Baser near the epicenter of the quake. The clinic has served remote villages in the area and eventually will be rebuilt. However, during the earthquake, the entire village was destroyed, and emergency relief is the highest priority at this time.

Compassion in Action will provide participants and members of the audience with the opportunity to take action with donations made directly to Conscious Connections Foundation, a registered 501(c)3, with which Ganesh Himal has worked closely. Fair Trade Décor will forward 100% of all donations and all profits from items purchased the night of the event to the relief effort. All contributions are tax deductible and 100% of the funds go directly to the relief effort in Nepal.

Fair Trade Décor is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, formed in 1994 to support U.S. and Canadian businesses seeking to expand fair trade with producers around the world. The Federation is an active member of the World Fair Trade Organization. Together, the two organizations promote a set of Fair Trade Principles that guide the actions and business practices of all of their members. Fair Trade Décor, located at 1412 Camino del Mar, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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