Aylie and Andrew traveled to Mohale's Hoek, Lesotho in the summer of 2010. We worked with Sr. Juliana and the people of the St. Camillus Centre for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children for 3 weeks, and while we were there the children made some beautiful artwork. We have used images of their cut paper flowers to make note cards and buttons in the hopes of raising money to send back to Sr. Juliana and the people of St. Camillus. Please see below for donation info, and thank you for your support and interest!

Lesotho News Feed:
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Donate and Receive Flowers of Lesotho Note Cards, Buttons, or Aloe

Please use the drop down menu below to make a donation and select your gift. There are three different 10-packs of Flower Note Cards available, as well as a 10-pack of Snowflake Note Cards, Flower Buttons and Aloe Balm made from the indigenous aloe plant of Lesotho. 100% of proceeds go to the St. Camillus Center for Orphaned & Vulnerable Children. Please contact us if you would like to make a donation by a method other than Paypal or Credit Card: flowersoflesotho@hotmail.com

Monday, November 14, 2011

Snowflake Note Cards now available!

(click on image above for a larger view)

Flowers of Lesotho is excited to launch our newest item, a holiday-themed note card featuring snowflakes made by several of the kids at St. Camillus! We hope you like the colorful snowflakes the children made while we worked with them in the summer of 2010.

As with the Flower Note Cards, the Snowflake Cards are available in packs of 10. Please use the drop down menu above and click on "Add to Cart" to make a donation via Paypal and receive Snowflake Note Cards. You will have the chance to add more 10-packs to your order, select shipping destination, and donate by credit card after you click "Add to Cart".

Feel free to contact us if you would like to make a donation by a method other than Paypal or Credit Card:  flowersoflesotho@hotmail.com

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Photos from Rainier Valley Summer Streets

Check out a few photos of Flowers of Lesotho as well as the whole Rainier Valley Summer Streets event on the SDOT Flickr page!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

PhinneyWood and Rainier Valley Summer Streets Block Parties were great!

Thanks for those who came out to the block parties, as well as the planners and volunteers on Seattle DOT's Summer Streets Crew! Special thanks to Jordan Adams for coordinating the events and getting Flowers of Lesotho involved.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Meet the Artist at Art with a Heart Gallery

Please come by Art with a Heart Gallery from 2-4pm today to visit 2 artists from the gallery as well as check out our flower-making table and learn more about Flowers of Lesotho!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Thank You" to all of our donors from the Wedgwood Art Festival

We had a great time making flowers with kids of all ages at the Wedgwood Art Festival last weekend. Thank you so much to the festival organizers, those who visited our booth and made flowers, and to all who donated so graciously to our friends in Lesotho!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wedgwood Art Festival

Wedgwood Art Festival this weekend

Please visit Flowers of Lesotho and many other great vendors at the Wedgwood Art Festival just north of the U-district in Seattle this weekend. We will have our note cards, buttons, and aloe balm, as well as an education and art activity booth for kids to make their own cut paper flowers! Our plan is to send the flowers made by kids at the festival back to the children at St. Camillus in Lesotho who inspired us to start this non-profit.

The Festival is this Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 5pm at the corner of 35th Ave NE and NE 80th St in Wedgwood. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Meet the Artist event at Art with a Heart Gallery 7/16

Flowers of Lesotho is excited to be participating in the Meet the Artist event at Art with a Heart Gallery in Pioneer Square, Seattle on July 16th, 2-4pm.

Art with a Heart is a recent addition to the Seattle art scene which provides a venue for emerging, challenged, or mid career artists. We are grateful for their invitation to represent our artist friends in Lesotho, the orphaned and vulnerable children who made the cut paper flowers we feature on the note cards and buttons.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 18th: 5th Annual Booking It Cross Country Run/Walk

Please join Tacoma Lesotho Connection and Flowers of Lesotho at the 5th Annual Booking It Run Saturday June 18th at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, WA.

The 5K/2K cross country run/walk raises funds for educational scholarships in Lesotho, Southern Africa a country which is plagued by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and has over 180,000 orphans.

Registration starts at 8am, and the race begins at 8.30am. (I had posted earlier the deadline is Weds night, but you can in fact register at the race).

Flowers of Lesotho will be at the event with our note cards, buttons, and aloe jelly!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Buttons Now Available!

Flowers of Lesotho Buttons can now be gifted to donors via our website. For a donation of $5.00, you will receive 5 different buttons, and we have almost 30 different buttons available!

To donate and receive buttons, please use the drop down menu and the "Add to Cart" button above.

Aloe Jelly balm from St. Camillus Centre now available at FOL

Flowers of Lesotho is pleased to be able to give its supporters Aloe Jelly made at the St. Camillus Centre. For an $8 donation, you will receive a 125 gram (4.4 ounce) container of 100% hypo-allergenic Aloe Jelly. It is fantastic for dry skin and even use in hair as is done throughout Lesotho.

The label reads:

"LEPCOP Aloe Jelly is made from Lesotho indigenous Aloe, rich in anti-oxidants as well as other minerals which work together to maintain naturally beautiful skin and healthy hair."

Please use the drop down menu and click on "Add to Cart" above to make a donation and receive a container of Aloe Jelly. Note that although the label reads "Agave Jelly" on the front, it is in fact Aloe Jelly in the container!

 Aloe Plants in the Mountains above Mohale's Hoek, Lesotho.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Note Cards Now Available in 3 Different Packs

We now have three different 10-packs of Flower Note Cards available.

After you click on "Add to Cart" to make a donation via Paypal, please let us know which pack(s) you would like by clicking on "Add special instructions to the seller" in the checkout window.

Below are images of each 10-pack of Note Cards. Click on the images for a larger view.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sneak Preview: Flowers of Lesotho Buttons!

A-Squared is hard at work in the FOL workshop creating a brand new item available soon:

Flowers of Lesotho Buttons!

Stay tuned as we update the website and add information about donating to receive buttons. We are working on making one button of every flower we currently have available as a note card.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Thank You" to all TLC Book Sale Supporters

We are very grateful to all who supported the Tacoma Lesotho Connection Books by the Inch sale last weekend!

Thank you very much to everyone who helped organize the sale, purchased books, or donated to Flowers of Lesotho and Tacoma Lesotho Connection. 

We especially wanted to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who offered storage, modes of transportation, donated books or organized the collection of books. Companies and groups who helped our efforts include:

First United Methodist Church of Tacoma
Bordeaux Wine Locators
The Mayan
UPPC Mothers of Preschoolers
The Spar 

See you all next year...!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Each Flower of Lesotho

We now have 30 flowers available as note cards. The artwork is by the orphans and vulnerable children of the St. Camillus Community in Mohale's Hoek, Lesotho. There is a photo of the child who made the flower and some information about the community on the back of the card, while the inside is blank. All proceeds go to directly to the St. Camillus Community.

Check out images of all 30 Flowers of Lesotho below. Click on each flower for a larger view.