What: The Art of Hope, to benefit Sole Hope's efforts efforts to improve the health of Ugandans through shoes.
When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 5-9:30 p.m.
Where: Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St. $10. Info: http://www.solehope.com.
While many Americans have a closet full of shoes and boots, it's important to remember that millions of people in Africa struggle to keep their feet healthy and disease-free. The local nonprofit Sole Hope puts shoes on the feet of Ugandans who might otherwise walk barefoot through their dusty streets. The group does more than ship shoes overseas. It also teaches African men and women how to make shoes to improve their economic position. Everyone from recovering addicts to the homeless are invited to learn a trade and improve their lives.
Now Sole Hope needs your help. The organization is hosting an evening of art, food and wine to highlight the works of local and global artists. Wine and food will be provided by Scully's and Cultivate Wines, with music by Jazzville. Most of us can't travel to Africa to help Ugandans directly, but we can take home a piece of art and enjoy an evening of food, wine and camaraderie with other passionate citizens of the world.
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