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  • Magic Carpet sale to raise funds for students

     The Magic Carpet in Nevada City will continue its fundraising efforts for students in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India with a Mother’s Day weekend sale.

    The store will be offering a 30 percent discount for every hand-knotted, vegetable-dyed Cultural Survival Project rug sold from Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13. The rugs are made by and benefit women weavers from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Turkey and India.

    According to the store, the Cultural Survival Project increases the weavers’ access to quality education and health care, reduces poverty and enhances the quality of life, especially for girls and women.

    With the help of its costumers over the past year, the Magic Carpet funded the education of eight girls though high school in Afghanistan and Pakistan and set up a computer lab with 30 thin-client computers for the Hassan School in India.

    On Mother’s Day weekend, it will raise money to fund computer labs for schools in the poor, rural villages of Karnataka State, India. The inspiring concept of this school system is to provide free education, room and board to local children.

    The rugs will be on display at the “Best of the World” exhibit at the store’s gallery at 408 Broad St. in downtown Nevada City. After the Mother’s Day sale, a spring sale will be held from May 14 to June 15, which offers 20 percent storewide discounts.

    For more information, call 530-265-9229, visit themagiccarpet.biz or facebook.com/themagiccarpet.biz/.

    About the Photo: 

    Students at the Hassan School in India work on computers donated by the Magic Carpet in Nevada City.