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AfricAid Welcomes Applewood Seed Company as Premiere Sponsor of Art & Soul: A 20th Anniversary Celebration

Denver Nonprofit Celebrates Two Decades of Supporting Girls’ Education and Soft Skills Programming on August 14


Denver, Colorado, August 5, 2021 – On August 14, AfricAid will present Art & Soul: A 20th Anniversary Celebration, at the Posner Center for International Development. Sponsored by Arvada-based Applewood Seed Company, the event will feature two graduates of the programs AfricAid supports for secondary school girls in Tanzania. The women will share how their experience in the program helped them reach their academic and professional goals and become successful businesswomen today.


“Applewood Seed Company has been a treasured partner to AfricAid for years. Their enduring commitment to supporting education and soft skills programming for Tanzanian girls has played an important role in helping reach more than 11,500 girls through mentoring programs that are helping them transform their lives and their futures,” said AfricAid Executive Director Jessica Love. “We are delighted and grateful to welcome Applewood Seed Company once again as an Art & Soul sponsor!”


AfricAid supports mentoring opportunities for secondary school girls in Tanzania that teach the soft skills girls need in order to succeed in their education, and in life. When girls stay in school, the result is socially-responsible women who secure better jobs, raise healthier families, and create lasting positive change in their communities. 


Emceed by 9NEWS Anchor Anusha Roy, attendees of Art & Soul will have the chance to learn about the long-term impact of mentoring programming, pledge support for girls during a live giving moment, and browse our silent auction, which will feature a variety of items, from African art and collectibles to vacation getaways to items designed by program alumnae who have gone on to start their own businesses in Tanzania, and beyond.


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About AfricAid

AfricAid works to improve the standing of women in society through robust, locally-led mentorship initiatives that cultivate confidence, improve academic and health outcomes, and promote socially-responsible leadership skills. In close partnership with our sister organization, GLAMI (Girls Livelihood and Mentorship Initiative), we support mentorship opportunities that help secondary school girls in Tanzania complete their education, develop into confident leaders, and transform their own lives and their communities.


About Applewood Seed Company

Applewood Seed Company began with Gene Milstein in 1965 when he began to grow, harvest, clean and package cultivated flower seed on his parents’ property in Lakewood, Colorado. Today, Applewood Seed’s research and development gardens, extensive network of seed growers, and seed testing laboratory have become integral parts of bringing high quality, open-pollinated seeds to the wholesale market as single species and seed mixes for a range of geographic regions and special applications. As a supplier to seed companies, landscapers, highway and park departments, government agencies, golf courses, nursery and garden markets, farms and ranches, pollinator habitats, professional growers, and other commercial companies, Applewood Seed helps customers create beautiful, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly landscapes for many years to come.