Mother of a Dinner Saturday May 4, 2019 6pm
at Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church
54 Beckwith St. E, Perth ON, K7H 1B8
Tickets for single seats @$60 per person are now released, there are still a few full tables of eight for $50 per person ($400 for the full table of eight) online here:
Please designate a lead contact for your table for ease of table location the evening of the Mother of A Dinner (MOD) and submit your guest list after payment. A $30 tax receipt will be issued for every ticket purchased, mailing addresses are require for tax receipts. (If you have already bought a table go here to submit this info)
There are only 20 tables available for this event and tickets sell out quickly, so reserve your table of 8 here for $400.
There will be vegetarian and gluten free options, as well as a silent auction featuring many Mayan handicrafts. Doors open at 6 pm, dinner is served at 7:15 pm. The hall is located at Drummond and Harvey Streets in Perth, please enter on Drummond St.
All proceeds from this Mother’s Day dinner will benefit Mayan mothers and their families through the building of improved cooking stoves. Hundreds of thousands of indigenous Maya in Guatemala continue to cook indoors over wood burning fires. The smoke created from these cooking fires is toxic and contributes to a wide range of chronic illnesses and health impacts such as; early childhood pneumonia, emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cardiovascular disease and low birth weight.
The Guatemala Stove Project (GSP) helps alleviate these problems by building improved masonry cookstoves that are adapted to Mayan cooking methods. A GSP stove uses 50% less wood than the traditional 3-stone fire, thereby saving precious trees and reducing carbon emissions. The larger cooking surface allows for a wider variety of foods to be prepared and water can be boiled and used for washing and drinking.
The crowning glory of this kitchen appliance is the chimney pipe that takes the toxic smoke out of the house. It is an ‘improved cooking stove’ and while most of us would find it rudimentary, Mayan women much prefer it to cooking on the floor over an open fire. To date 6,800 GSP stoves have been built.
For more information call Rita 613 264-6044.