REPORTING · 12th November 2013
There is an estate fundraising sale going on at Wings Travel in Kitimat. The items which they are selling belonged to Barb Campbell’s sister in law, Donna Campbell, who passed away in May.
“It was her wish that the majority of her estate go to the benefit of Children. Not only children, but their health and education. She was also a primary school teacher and an accomplished fiber artist,” said Barb Campbell.
All of her China, Crystal and silver have been basketed up for the sale. They have sold and given away 200 rubber made containers of yarn. Finally, they are using some of the wool to make toques for newborns.
The plan is to have a team of women in 2015 hand deliver approximately 250 toques to Arusha in Tanzania. Gareen Ball, one of the knitters made a frog hat which went to Fort McMurray to visit family. The hat sold for $430 in Fort McMurray which will go to Tanzania.
“When it is all said and done, Donna’s legacy lives on, one through a scholarship that we’ve set up in her memory for someone who is going into the Fiber Arts industry, Hospital auxiliaries throughout the province who have received yarn, Boma la Mama who will receive the funds from the sale to enhance and better their birthing centre in Tanzania and baby toques for newborns that are born there,” said Barb Campbell.
She hopes to raise $1000 or more from the sale.