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Teosinte group sold crafts, coffee at Kickstand

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The Arlington-Teosinte Sister City Project is selling crafts and whole-bean coffee in the Kickstand Cafe parking lot on selected Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Teosinte

Proceeds from the sale of fair-trade Salvadoran crafts will go to fund scholarships and community development in Teosinte, El Salvador, sister city to Arlington, Mass.

Adults and high school students may sign up for shifts. No prior experience is needed.


Upcoming volunteer opportunities with the group include Town Day, Saturday, Sept. 17 (rain date Sept. 18): Sign up here >>  

Also, any community member can volunteer to serve as host for a craft sale in autumn. This is a great way to raise funds, and, typically, hosts have a great time doing it, organizers say. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Zulma Tobar, Co-Coordinator for US-El Salvador Sister Cities, and Lorena Araujo, President, CRIPDESAs autumn begins, the local group will be welcoming Zulma Tobar, co-coordinator for U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities, and Lorena Araujo, President, CRIPDES.

These community leaders in El Salvador will visit Arlington and Cambridge from Sept. 18 to 22 with the intention of observing and interacting with the community and the schools. The focus will be human rights in the current political and social climate of El Salvador. 

Find out more here about Zulma (in English) and Lorena (in Spanish). To learn about current conditions in their small nation in Central America, click here >>

While in Arlington, the two visiting officials are eager to engage in speaking and interview opportunities. Anyone with suggestions or questions regarding this is being asked to share this information with the local group via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teosinte water project emergency update

Thanks to the generosity of almost 100 donors so far, we are more than halfway to the goal of $15,000 to help Teosinte set up pipes and a purification system so that families will have access to reliable, clean, safe drinking water. 
Watch a short video from Teosinte's health promoter, Rafael Guardado here >>
Learn more, donate, and see additional photos and updates by clicking here >>

Thank you for supporting the Arlington-Teosinte Sister City Project.

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This announcement was published Saturday, July 16, 2022, based on information from a Teosinte newsletter provided by Elizabeth Dray, and updated Aug. 4, 2022.

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