Chalk Art Festival: Beyond Beads Major Success

On January 25, Miracles in Action participated in Naples-Pelican Bay Rotary Club’s 2014 Chalk Art Festival in Naples, Florida. We are proud to declare that we beat our record from last year by $1,000, with a grand total of $9,633 in sales, all in one day! Thank you to everyone who came out to help sell and tell the story of the Guatemalan fair trade artisans that Miracles in Action supports. This enormous success means that the women who make our unique beaded products profit from the sales, while the people of Naples, Florida are beautifully ordained in Guatemalan necklaces, bracelets and purses that have a global impact. Not only that, but 50% of the proceeds will go toward buying more than 40 safe, vented stoves for families in Guatemala.

We were honored to have Marta Sicajan with us during the event to demonstrate to customers and passersby how each of the products are made. Marta is a Mayan artisan that came to show off her impeccable skills in the beading processes. She was instrumental in helping visitors understand how to make the beaded friendship bracelets and handbags: needle and thread, bead by bead.  It was a big hit for people to see first-hand how these products are crafted. Gracias, Marta! And thank you to the Naples-Pelican Bay Rotary Club for your support in this event. Check out the related story at NaplesNews.com.

If we want to duplicate this success, we need any and all volunteers for the Sanibel Island Rotary Arts and Craft Fair on February 15th and 16th. Anyone with interest should email Penny Rambacher (penny@miraclesinaction.org). 

Marta and Penny

Marta and Penny

Wonderful Volunteers

Wonderful Volunteers

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More great volunteers!


Marta is all smiles

Marta is all smiles

Thumbs up, great day!

Thumbs up, great day!

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