A Craft Sale at Clifton Plaza Monday

ceresav craft saleFrom 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Monday, August 15 a craft sale will take place at Clifton Plaza. Because that’s on a Monday, the people hosting the event will be in the company of our farmers market friends Niemeyer Farm as well as the flea market vendors who’ve been showing up on a regular basis all spring and summer. The craft sale is a fundraiser for CERESAV, a non-profit group established in 2012. CERESAV is focused on educating the general public on how they can be part of the campaign to end to acid violence around the world, and, through legislation and the raising of awareness, it has already made a real difference. All of the crafts sold during this event were made by acid attack survivors. CERESAV is hosting other events as well during the week, including a lecture by Hanifa Nakiryowa, who founded CERESAV after being attacked with acid by her ex-husband. The attack left her with significant facial scarring and loss of vision in one eye.  During her recovery in the burns unit in Uganda’s Mulago Hospital, Hanifa met many other women and men who had been disfigured by acid. Moved by their stories, Hanifa felt compelled to bring light to the problem of acid violence and bring hope to survivors suffering in silence. That lecture and discussion will take place Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT) at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati, 536 Linton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219. Here’s a link to more information about that event: empowering-women-meet-hanifa-nakiryowa-tickets. Hanifa will also be at the craft sale on Monday, so make sure you drop by then to buy some crafts, flea market, and fresh fruit & veggies, and learn more about CERESAV.


Rummage Sale for a Good Cause This Sunday at Clifton Plaza

CERESAVThis Sunday, May 1, from 1pm–5pm a rummage sale will take place at Clifton Plaza. The event is a fundraiser for CERESAV, a non-governmental organization created in order to fight acid violence, a sadly all-too-common occurrence in the world today. All proceeds from the sale will go to helping acid burn survivors. One of the great things about CERESAV is that since it was founded in 2012 it has had a real impact, so while acid violence is a horrible thing, definite steps have been taken to help survivors and, through the raising of awareness and legislation, decrease the likelihood of such attacks. More information about CERESAV is available on its website, http://ceresav.org/and on its facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Ceresav-642738575861208/?fref=ts. If you’re interested in donating items to the sale, CERESAV encourages you to email info@ceresav.org by Friday. Having attended their rummage sale last year, I can say that A LOT of people donate to this sale, and there was a huge, wide variety of stuff—I bought everything from a flat-screen computer monitor to some skinny 1950s ties. In other words, you don’t know what you’ll find there, plus it’s a chance for the neighborhood to show some support for a really good cause. See you on Sunday!