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AMA students host fundraising effort in advance of Valentine’s Day

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Students in North Central’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will be selling handmade jewelry and crafts Feb. 7 and 9 as a fundraising effort. Each quality piece of jewelry and craft items is created by women who have been rescued from Thailand’s red light district by The Well and its nonprofit organization Servantworks. The handcrafted items make great Valentine’s Day gifts.

Students with the AMA will be hosting tables with displays of products for purchase noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 7 and 9, in WAC’s lobby. Profits from each sale go to the woman who crafted the items to provide housing, education and training in the jewelry and crafts business as a self-sustaining source of income. The Well in Bangkok was established nearly a decade ago and has successfully rescued dozens of women and their children from a life of prostitution. In the past, North Central students have traveled to Bangkok and served at The Well and hosted a photography exhibit on campus that tells the story of the women who are rescued.

To learn more about the product line Narimon and Servantworks visit narimon.org.