CAMTA - Giving Back
Published Nov 30 2012 in
It’s always amazing to me how making jewelry connects me to the most interesting people and organizations. I was introduced to CAMTA (Canadian Association of Medical Teams Abroad) through Barb, a customer. Barb was one of a handful of founders of this organization along with her husband. Once a year a group of medical professionals including surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, physiotherapists to name a few , travel to Equador to provide free orthopedic surgery services to those in need. Up to 80 surgeries are performed in 2 weeks. Its a whirwind of travelling, setting up a surgical site, surgeries, education to the medical staff, families and support staff.
Ideally I would love to travel with my husband and children to help with this absolutely wonderful cause. However, considering my children too young to take part I wondered how else I could help. What do I know best? In the end I decided to make a small jewelry line where 50% of the sales would be donated to CAMTA. CAMTA requires funds to cover their travel & living costs, and medical and surgical supplies. I was thrilled and honoured to be associated with this organization.
Although this is a small effort on my part, I hope to bring awareness to this organization. You can find out more about CAMTA at www.camta.comPrevious: Luminous Holiday Collection