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2016 Annual Garage Sale

Zimbabwe Gecko Society Annual Garage Sale

Saturday May 21, 2016  

8:30 am – 2 pm

White Rock Baptist Church
1657 140th Street, Surrey, BC

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Dear friends and supporters,

Our annual garage sale gets bigger and better every year, and we are starting to prepare for this year’s event!

Please help us out, if you can, by donating items or by volunteering.

100% of the money raised will  go towards our awesome programs that help those in need in Zimbabwe!

How You Can Help:

• Save your new or gently used items that you no longer need (no electronics or large furniture please).

• Deliver them to the White Rock Baptist Church on Friday May 20th, between 2 pm and 8 pm.

• Help us by volunteering on  May 20th and May 21st (contact Marie – see info below).

• Pass the word on to your friends!

For further information please contact Marie Smith at mariebeaudette@hotmail.com
(604) 535-0602

Thank-you!!

Weekend African Art Sale – Oct. 31- Nov.1, 2015

After our huge success last year, we are having another African Art Sale!!!

Saturday October 31st –  8:30am to 5:00pm

Sunday November 1st  – 8:30am to 5:00pm

 at the Ocean Park Hall – 1577-128 Street, S.Surrey

We will be featuring unique paintings, art pieces, trays, craft items, fabrics, tablecloths, baskets, and beaded ornaments; all hand-made by Zimbabwean artists.

Get your Christmas shopping done early with these unique gift ideas and stocking stuffers, and make a difference in the world by supporting our worthy cause!
Coffee and refreshments will be available. 100% of funds raised will go to supporting widows and orphans in Zimbabwe through the Zimbabwe Gecko Society.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Zimbabwe Gecko Society Art Sale – November 2014

SONY DSCWe’re having an Art Sale fundraiser! One day only, Saturday November 22nd from 8:30am to 5:00pm at the Ocean Park Hall (1577-128 Street Surrey).
We’ll be featuring unique paintings, art pieces, trays, craft items, fabrics, baskets and beaded ornaments, all hand-made by Zimbabwean artists. Get your Christmas shopping done early with these unique gift ideas and stocking stuffers, and make a difference in the world by supporting our worthy cause!
Coffee and refreshments will be available. All funds raised will go to supporting widows and orphans in Zimbabwe through the Zimbabwe Gecko Society.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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New Website 2014

SONY DSCWe are pleased to present our new-and-improved website, now with the most up-to-date information regarding the Zimbabwe Gecko Society. We encourage everyone to take a tour of the site as much of the information has changed, and is now in a modern, easy-to navigate design. We have included more information on the partnership with Dr Ray Markham under the page “Healthcare“, and  we encourage you to keep an eye on this page as we will be providing periodic updates there as the project progresses.

Thanks everyone for your continued support!

Knitting Up A Storm!

SONY DSCThe ladies of the Peace Portal Alliance Church have been busy sewing and knitting items for Susan to take to Zimbabwe. They’ve also provided step-by-step instructions and patterns to teach to the micro-business projects we support in Zimbabwe, so widows can create their own source of income by creating quality handmade items and selling them.

SONY DSCThe amount of time, energy and creativity these volunteers have put into this project is truly impressive, and Susan remarked she had a wonderful time sharing stories with the ladies while they taught her how to sew some of the basic patterns, and felt truly blessed by their generous hearts.

Thanks to all who participated! It’s gestures like this that truly make a difference in the lives of those suffering in Zimbabwe.

We're Sending A Shipping Container to Zimbabwe!

And we need your help to fill it full of desperately-needed supplies!

We need to collect enough items to fill a 40-foot shipping container by mid-September, so that it can be sent to Zimbabwe in January 2014. If you’ve been waiting to do your Spring Cleaning or love getting great deals at Garage Sales, please consider donating to our cause!

shipping container libraryThe list of items we need is on our website (click here to view our Container Project page) and as items start coming in we will update the list. Susan is available to collect items; please contact her to arrange a time and place to drop off your donations.

All the items we collect will be benefitting the various programs we support in Zimbabwe, from building schools to teaching farming methods, and the container will be converted into a Community Library where locals can have a quiet place to read and children can do their homework.

Thanks everyone for your continued support!

Less Than Two Weeks to the Garage Sale!

garagesaleThe Zimbabwe Gecko Society’s Annual Fundraising Garage Sale is less than two weeks away! Please be sure to collect any new or gently used items you’d like to donate, and join us on Saturday, April 20th for some great deals!

Saturday April 20th 2013
from 8:00am-2:00pm
at the White Rock Baptist Church
(1657 140th St Surrey BC)

How You Can Help:

  • Save your new or gently used items that you no longer use (no electronics or large furniture please).
  • Deliver them on Friday April 19th between 5pm and 9pm to the White Rock Baptist Church.
  • Help us by volunteering on the 19th and 20th!

Members of the White Rock Baptist Church please keep in mind the youth group will be holding their garage sale April 27th and they would like your support as well. Both garage sales will have great bargains!

For further information please contact Susan Janetti at zimbabwegecko@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Update on Clara and Minashe

We first introduced you to Clara and Minashe in January, and told you the story of how a $1000 donation turned into a $100 000 donation of treatment for the girls. The following is a more detailed account of the girls’ story, and includes an update on how Clara and Minashe are doing and the treatment they have received so far.

Warning – the following post contains graphic images that may be upsetting to some people. Please view at your discretion. Continue reading Update on Clara and Minashe

Our Annual Fundraising Garage Sale is this April!

garagesaleThis year, our annual fundraising Garage Sale is being held on

Saturday April 20th 2013
from 8:00am-2:00pm

at the White Rock Baptist Church
(1657 140th St Surrey BC)

Please join us on Saturday April 20th at the White Rock Baptist Church for some great deals and enjoy Starbucks Coffee, Cobbs goodies, hamburgers and hotdogs.

How You Can Help:

  • Save your new or gently used items that you no longer use (no electronics or large furniture please).
  • Deliver them on Friday April 19th between 5pm and 9pm to the White Rock Baptist Church.
  • Help us by volunteering on the 19th and 20th!

DSC02462And be sure to come and shop on Saturday April 20th!

Members of the White Rock Baptist Church please keep in mind the youth group will be holding their garage sale April 27th and they would like your support as well. Both garage sales will have great bargains!

For further information please contact Susan Janetti at zimbabwegecko@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!