Quinoa Party

Quinoa Party

At the last meeting of Thursday Weavers Way Dining For Women, three different people brought quinoa dishes. Yum!

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Come to Tea, May 5th at the Awbury Arboretum


The artful table, colorful and laden with bite-sized treats … sipping brewed tea from china cups, while gazing out at the stately grounds of the Awbury Arboretum – what is it about a tea that brings out our better natures?  Last year, the three Weavers Way Dining For Women chapters collaborated to produce this memorable event, on the Sunday PRIOR to Mother’s Day.  Now partnering with WWCP, we both cordially invite you to our Second Annual Pre-Mothers Day Tea on Sunday, May 5, from 2:00 to 4:00.   

Inspired by Nicholas Kristof‘s idea to move the apostrophe, so Mother’s Day becomes Mothers’ Day, a local AND global event, we created an experience that both delighted the attendees and supported low-income mothers.  A highlight, the May Pole dance and other rites of spring performed by The Morris Dancers, was generally adored and the Morris Dancers are coming back for a repeat performance.

Tickets are available at checkout at the Coop – Stephanie Johnson, a beloved Weavers Way staff member and Co-Chair of the tea, will surely remind you if you shop at the Mount Airy store!  Tickets are also available at the Weavers Way website, via PayPal, or by check mailed to Weavers Way.  While tickets are discounted in advance, we also welcome walk-ins on May 5th.

The tea is free to those 90 and older, as well as children under 10.  For more information, contact Co-Chairs Margaret Guthrie, meg8337@verizon.net, Stephanie Johnson, Sjslj082728@aol.com, or WWCP Director Jill Fink, jill@weaversway.coop.





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Book Group Launches

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Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

We will be launching a book group, organized by Brighid Blake who is in the Thursday group, on Monday, 3/5.  OUr first book is Half The Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  It has had a big impact on Dining For Women’s grant decision making.  Last June’s recipient, Shining Hope for Communities, in Kenya will be featured in the upcoming NPR documentary of Half The Sky.

For details, contact Betsy  – betsy <at> betsyteutsch.com or Brighid – blakeb <at> arcadia.edu

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Keep Those Books Moving!

Do you own too many books to fit on your shelves?  If you live in the Philadelphia area, I will accept your surplus books for donation, with the proceeds going to Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), an exceptional program.  SHOFCO is in Kibera, an enormous slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya, lacking all civic infrastructure, including public schools. One of SHOFCO’s programs which I love the most is the Kibera School for Girls, which provides a free, top-notch elementary school education, two daily meals, uniforms and health care to some of the world’s poorest girls.  They are now healthy, learning, and thriving.  This miracle takes money, and the resale of your books goes, literally, straight into the SHOFCO checking account.

Here’s the deal:

  • You can drop off up to 15 books at a time.
  • Books must be copyright 21st century; older books have very little resale value.
  • Books must have an ISBN number (no uncorrected page proofs, for example).
  • Books must be in good condition.
  • If you price an older book yourself on Amazon and its resale value exceeds $10.00, I will accept it.  (resale value is the LOWEST price under used books.)
Here is what I do:
  • Books with high resale value will be resold individually on Amazon.com.
  • Books accepted for Amazon Trade-In will be sold at their offered price.
  • Books with resale value under $10 will be donated toBetterWorldBooks, a social business which resells books and promotes literacy with its profits.

Here is what I do NOT do:

  • This is based on trust.  I cannot track what happens to any individual book.
  • I cannot provide a tax receipt, since the books are aggregated, and Kibera receives a monthly amount from Amazon.  I will post the aggregate amount, though.
  • I am donating my labor, in hopes we can together provide a scholarship for a deserving student.  I cannot pick up your books. 
For the drop-off address, email me – betsy@betsyteutsch.com
Thanks for your support!
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