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Kettering College to Host Eighth Annual BeadforLife Event
Kettering College to host eighth annual BeadforLife event Dec. 7-9
KETTERING, Ohio, November 30, 2016 –Kettering College will sponsor its eighth annual BeadforLife event from Wednesday, Dec. 7, through Friday, Dec. 9. 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. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday on the ground floor of the Boonshoft Center for Medical Sciences. Purchases can be made using cash, check or credit card.
Coordinated by Kettering College’s English professor Jill Evans, the last seven BeadforLife events at the school have raised a combined total of around $32,000 for the organization. This amount places Kettering College as one of the biggest donors to the BeadforLife 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 atwww.beadforlife.org.
About Kettering College Kettering College is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education. A division of Kettering Medical Center, the College is located on the KMC campus in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Kettering College offers a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, a Master of Physician Assistant, Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees, and certificate programs.
Born out of Adventist faith and upholding Christ, Kettering College educates students to make service a life calling and to view health as harmony with God in body, mind, and spirit.