Visitors to this weekend's tag sale at Notre Dame Church in Durham will have an opportunity to find a great bargain and show their philanthropic side as well.
, a local teen who founded the Honduras Children's Project (HCP), will be selling a line of authentic, handcrafted Honduran items know as "Trashy Products" at the church on Saturday from 8-1 p.m.
The products, which include a clutch handbag that sells for $40, are made from scraps of garbage picked up off the streets of Honduras by women in the town of Volla Soleada. The trash is woven into one-of-a-kind earings, bracelets and other accessories.
Proctor will also be selling non-trashy items like Honduran table runners and hacky-sacks, belts and bracelets.
"We buy these products from them at a fair price, and bring them back to the United States for sale. The proceeds both benefit HCP through our work at Copprome Orphanage and provide the families of Villa Soleada with their daily sustenance," Proctor said.
HCP recently raised enough money to hire a teacher and two teacher's assistants for the orphanage.
"They're amazing. Considering the circumstances, the work they do is incredible," said Proctor whose organization has also raised enough money to purchase new computers, uniforms and school supplies for the children.
Proctor recently committed to providing scholarships for students at the orphange who are interested in attending college.
Look for additional HCP fundraising efforts soon, including a at Indian Springs Golf Course in Middlefield and HCP's chocolate covered bacon booth at the Durham Fair.
Trashy Products can be purchased directly at www.trashyproducts.com
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