ASSET will have an open house on November 19th, 2011 to raise money to support its on-going work in Uganda. Our mission as an organization is to provide higher education scholarships and mentorship to disadvantaged students in Uganda who demonstrate real potential for success. The needs are always greater than what our resources can cover so once again we are reaching out to members of our community for help.

Just in time for the holidays, we will showcase a colorful collection of Ugandan handmade paper bead necklaces, with a suggested donation of $10 per strand. The beads are hand-rolled from recycled paper (old magazines, newsprint, fliers, etc) by women in Uganda. These fashionable necklaces are are a great idea for friends and family during the upcoming holidays. And you can feel good about choosing environmentally friendly jewelry that helps our women beadmakers earn a living-wage to overcome poverty and supports higher education of disadvantaged students in Uganda.

There will be plenty of food, drinks and fun, so if you can, please join us and feel free to bring a friend! Again the details:

What: ASSET open house/bead party to raise money for higher education in Uganda

When: Saturday, November 19, 2011 starting at 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Drop in anytime!

Where: 74 Merlham Drive, Madison, WI 53705

Questions?Call 608-338-6015 or email

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