Long-time UCS member Marilyn Pfaltz invites you to The Holiday Handcraft Sale benefitting the impoverished Zabbaleen Community in Cairo, Egypt. The event is celebrating its 11th year in Summit, and takes place December 5th and 6th (Saturday & Sunday) at the American Red Cross, 695 Springfield Avenue, Summit, from 10am to 4pm.
All proceeds fro the sale of handmade quilts, totes, rugs, placemats, unique holiday items and a selection of paper goods go directly to support these families by providing early education for their children and opening a new path of life for their parents.
The Summit sale has been sponsored by Marilyn and her Bryn Mawr College classmate, native Egyptian Sue Habachy and her sister, Nimet. The sisters originated the first sale in New York City twenty-three years ago and its annual tradition is a large part of this remarkable up from poverty story.
The current turmoil in Egypt has closed down the traditional sales outlet for these crafts in Cairo, and drastically affected the income for the two schools at the Community Center where the women produce all the goods. Our Summit contribution is very important in support of changing the lives of the Zabbaleen Community. It is a special delivery gift to them from us.
Come Shop to Make a Difference in one small corner of the world and provide opportunities and education for these families.
Long Haul People: Six Bryn Mawr College classmates (including our own Marilyn Pfaltz) faithfully volunteer each year to manage this Summit holiday sale. The women met as freshmen sixty-five years ago and bond together yearly to support this heartwarming cause.