Sunday, October 31, 2010

Angel Craft Fairs

Saturday, November 13, 10 am-3pm
Angels Open House
Swan Lake Nature House.
off McKenzie, via Rainbow or Nelthorpe

Sat & Sun, November 20-21, 10am – 5pm
Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Dr, Victoria
Angels available at Gail Blais' craft table. $3 admission to big fair.

Friday Nov. 26-Sunday Nov.28 -Hillside Mall, kiosk near Centre Court, Fri. & Sat. 9:30am-9pm, Sun. 11-5. *

Sat. Nov. 27 - VIDEA Fair Trade Fair, First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral, 10-4 pm. *

Saturday, December 4, James Bay Community School Centre at 140 Oswego St.
Dickens Fair
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

*volunteers still needed. Contact to volunteer.

Angel Making in November

Have you been thinking of making angels but haven't taken that first step?
Now is the time. We need everyone's angels to fill the demand from now until Christmas.

All materials and instruction provided.

Click on Calendar for maps and details.

Thu., Nov. 11, 7pm – 9pm
4049 Gordon Head Rd., Victoria
Holy Cross Church Hall (behind church).

Sat., Nov. 13
10 am- noon
St. Aidan's United Church, St. Aidan's St. off Cedar Hill Crossroad.

Mon., November 15, 1pm – 3pm
547 Michigan, James Bay, Victoria B.C.

Wed., November 17, 1pm – 3pm
Cordova Bay United Church
813 Claremont Ave. Enter via double doors going into the Church.

Angels Shopping Bag

Shop with the Angels at your side.

Fair traded, durable cotton

13 1/2 " X 15"

$8.00 for AAA volunteers.

Available at our craft fairs in November and December.
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Open House Sat. November 13

Join us in Victoria for the annual
Angels Open House
Saturday November 13, 10 am-3pm Swan Lake Nature House.

Hundreds of angels will be available for donations, plus cards, magnets, canvas tote bags, napkin rings. Refreshments provided.

Minimum donation per angel at this event is $10.

For a printable version of the poster or to volunteer, send us an email. If you have a Facebook account, please visit the Open House page and share the notice with your friends.

Swan Lake Nature House is accessible from Mackenzie Avenue (near Blanshard), and then Rainbow or Nelthorpe Streets.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

African AIDS Angels 10th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, September 11, 2010, The African AIDS Angels Society celebrated 10 years of successfully supporting families in Africa affected by HIV/AIDS through projects in Malawi, Zambia and South Africa. The celebration took place in the James Bay New Horizons Community Center. Wonderful and lively African music was performed by the Mufaro Marimba Band, Angels and other products were on display and tea, coffee and other refreshments were served. Board members introduced themselves (pictured above left) to the supporters in attendance and information about the projects in Africa was presented. Congratulations to African AIDS Angels on 10 successful years.

Videa Fair Trade poster

click on the title above for poster, to print, share, e-mail. AAA will be there selling angels. Still seeking two people to help sell angels! Contact Pierre or Lee Ann.

November 27

Friday, October 08, 2010

Opportunities to Help

Fall is the busy season for getting Angels into the community. All of these events are very important to our fund-raising. You can volunteer to help at:

Angels Open House
On Saturday November 13 African AIDS Angels presents the annual Open House at the Swan Lake Nature House from 10 am to 3 pm. Volunteers are needed for 2-hour shifts to help with wrapping purchases or greeting/directing people at the door. If you can help, please send an email to
We are also looking for someone to coordinate/schedule volunteers for this event. It is not a difficult job as people are willing and eager to participate. Volunteer or ask us for more information.

Craft Fairs and Tables

Help is needed for the following events:

Friday Nov. 26-Sunday Nov.28 -Hillside Mall, kiosk near Centre Court, Fri. & Sat. 9:30am-9pm, Sun. 11-5.

Sat. Nov. 27 - VIDEA Fair Trade Fair, First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral, 10-4 pm.

If you can help, please send an email to Shifts are likely 2 hours long. The coordinator of the event will contact you about times.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Volunteers needed for Angel sales

Nov 27, 2010 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd, Victoria

We need 3-4 people to assist with two hour shifts, either noon to 2 p.m, or 2-4 p.m

Contact Pierre or Lee Ann to volunteer!

Nova Scotia News

Truro Daily News

A group of people gathered Saturday in the basement of the Truro library to create some colorful little angels to help improve lives in sub-Saharan Africa.

The volunteers were working for the African Aids Angels project, which makes ornamental angels to raise funds for people affected by HIV/AIDS. " I started a group in Nova Scotia over a year ago," said Judy Staritt. " We've raised $5000 so far."

Starritt, who is a retired high school teacher, is pleased to see young people taking part in the project, but also got her 86 year old mother involved in angel making.

13 year old Alicia Cooke, of Bass River, heard about the angels from Starritt, who has a cottage near her home. "I love doing crafts so I really enjoy doing this, " she said.

Brenda Peters, the library's teen program coordinator, said they hope to promote volunteerism in teens, and those who take part in such activities at the library receive certificates at the end of the year. "It real community out reach, " she said "Hopefully, it catches them as volunteers for the future."

Truro Daily News Monday, September 27, 2010

News from Malawi

September is the beginning of the growing season in Malawi. AAA Victoria sends funds to our AAA Malawi group at this time of the year so they can begin preparations for delivering seeds and fertilizer to those in need.

We have had two phone conversations with Delirah Phiri in September to talk about the project.

In 2009/2010 95 families were supported with seeds and fertilizer. The rains were good and the harvest provided enough food to carry a family of 6 through the year.

Food support continues for 21 HIV positive individuals. Delirah reports, "The beneficiaries under nutritional support are all alive and well. Some are even getting stronger, their immunity improving, and weight increasing. This is possible because of ARV's and the nutritional support they are being given."

Student support: 31 students (many orphanned by AIDS ) were supported. 11 of them wrote final exams.

Delirah said, " Expenses are covered for two Extension Workers who help us in teaching the farmers how to apply modern technology in order to improve their harvest. They also work hand in hand with communities so it is easier for us to know more about the beneficiaries."

The plan for 2010/2011 is to help 80 farm families, the ongoing 21 HIV positive persons and 30 students.

Delirah, Gilda, Teddy and Vincent consider the current costs of fertilizer and seeds when making decisions on how to use AAA Victoria funding. These four work as volunteers. AAA covers their transport and office costs but they donate all their own time working around job and familycommitments.

For 2010/2011 AAA has forwarded $13,000 to Malawi. These funds will benefit 540 individuals (based on 6 per farm family) at the average cost of of $20 per person.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Makeni Ecumenical CENTRE 2010 BUDGET NOTES

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Sandra Howe's power point presentation, Makeni, 10th anniversary

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What a great job Sandra did presenting this. If you missed it, here's your chance to see it all.

Makeni REPORT on the 2009/2010 May to June AFRICAN AIDS ANGEL - EXTENSION SUPPORT PROJECT (AAA-ESP) for Chisamba & Mwomboshi Settlement Villages.

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Evening Angel Making

Angels in the Evening

For those who can't attend a daytime angel making session here is the perfect opportunity to meet and be inspired by other AAA volunteers.

Angel Making at Holy Cross Parish Hall

Oct. Thurs., October 14, 7pm – 9pm
4049 Gordon Head Rd., Victoria

Nov. Thurs., November 11, 7pm – 9pm

Click on the calendar dates (green box) for a map and further details.