First Friday Opening March 2, 2012
Quilts for a Healthy Afghanistan
Great Harvest Bread
570 East Benson Blvd
The proceeds from the sale of the quilts will be contributed to the scholarship fund for Romal Safi, an extraordinary young man who is a freshman at UAA. Romal came to Alaska as an exchange student from Afghanistan under a program sponsored by the US State Department that selects promising high school students from Muslim countries. He wanted to return to Alaska for college with the goal of completing a medical education that he can use to provide health care in his home country. His family sold property and his host family worked with UAA to arrange a slot for him in the freshman class of 2011.
The quilts were created by a group of adventurous Anchorage sewers who have been making and donating quilts to various non-profit causes. Quilts have been donated to a school for orphans in Guatemala and others have been sold to support
Quilters include Nan Thompson, Tina Tomsen, Ellen Toll, Cammy Taylor, Jeanie Smith, Pat S---, Elise Rose, Colleen Ray, Bonny Headley, Julie Drake, and Wendy Arnett.
Please join us at the opening!