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African Art Market at Amina’s Gift
June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Amina’s Gift will hold its first African Art Market of the year on Saturday, June 2nd from 12-4 pm at 52 Dogwood Acres Drive. Two new shipping crates of art have arrived and will available for purchase. All sales will benefit Amina’s Gift (https://aminasgift.org/). Amina’s Gift provides direct funding for African children who need basic daily living necessities like food, clothing and shoes. We also pay for school fees and transportation to local clinics to received government provided health care and medications.
Chapel Hill, and the surrounding area, was first introduced to Amina’s Gift’s art markets in October of 2017. Hundreds of people attended the three markets in between October and December 2017, allowing Amina’s Gift to sponsor even more children. 62 children are sponsored now because of your involvement, but there are more children that need help.
Amina’s Gift was founded by Dr. Terrence Brayboy after he met Amina on a trip to Zimbabwe.
Amina was a shy, frail little girl Dr. Brayboy had the opportunity of meeting and giving her a pair of shoes. He learned that Amina had HIV but couldn’t get the medication she needed because her village had no means of getting her to a clinic. She died a few days later. “Amina was the inspiration for me to seek a way to make sure the kids were able to get to school, to get shoes to wear, and to get to clinic if they needed care,” Brayboy said. The nonprofit NGO, Amina’s Gift, was started to honor her, with the mission of educating and providing healthcare for children in Africa.
The June market will showcase Zimbabwean Shona stone sculpture in many sizes, and include African beaded sculpture and other crafts. Prices range from $3 to $10K+. There is art for all tastes and budgets.
Dogwood Acres Drive can be accessed from Smith Level Road or 15-501. The house is located at the second stop sign.
Contact: Kaity Granda, 919-624-1344 or