I recently had the opportunity to meet Vicki Wauterlek, the founder of a non-profit organization Hands of Hope. Hands of Hope has its annual Barrington Country Garden and Antique Faire June 13th and 14th, 2014, which helps raise funds to help families in Africa.
A little about Hands of Hope:
"Hands of Hope is breaking the cycle of poverty through our efforts to bring opportunity to the people of Africa. We focus our attention and resources in the key areas of agriculture, economic development, education, health care and water. Our initiatives include:
- Giving poor rural families training and credit opportunities to start businesses such as poultry farming, poultry feed production and bio fuel crops;
- Establishing market infrastructures to ensure that farm families receive fair market prices for their crops;
- Supporting education for impoverished children;
- Providing wells to supply clean drinking water;
- Developing irrigation systems to ensure crop sustainability through long periods of drought and to increase crop cycle productivity;
- Addressing critical medical needs through the building and support of clinics."
I was able to visit the Garden and Antique Faire today, and the grounds are absolutely stunning! I am looking forward to viewing the grounds on June 13th and 14th with all the wonderful vendors and fully decorated gardens. Guests will be able to browse the farmhouse, guesthouse, stables and tents surrounded by a ten-acre garden estate. Today, I was able to take photographs of some of the special treasures which will be available for purchase. They have so many items ranging from furniture, china, collectibles, antiques and more.
This is an event you and your friends will not want to miss. To purchase tickets, visit Hands of Hope Country Garden and Antique Faire.