For immediate release: Jabu Bags hosts Singin' for Swaziland Fundraiser to build community centre | Friday, July 23, 2010 630pm / by Granville Street

Singin’ For Swaziland Fundraiser
The Cellar Nightclub - 1006 Granville St, Vancouver, BC
Friday, July 23, 2010 630pm

Jabu Bags, a socially-conscious business created in Vancouver and based in Swaziland, is holding an improv show and benefit concert to raise funds to build a much needed workshop and community centre.

"Singin' For Swaziland" will be a benefit concert and improv show on Friday, July 23, 2010, 630pm at The Cellar Nightclub in Vancouver, BC. Improv group The Bobbers, musician Carolyn Neapole, and headliner BC band Arctic have come together to contribute their talents for this charitable and fun event. With only $5,000 left to raise in order for the build to begin in September, tickets for the event are $15, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards the community centre build. Tickets for the July 23 event at The Cellar Nightclub will be available for purchase at the door or in advance by emailing

About JabuBags

Started by Vancouverite Megan Yarema, Jabu Bags was created for the purpose of helping rural women in Swaziland find meaningful employment. Since its inception almost three years ago, the 16 women involved have been making cloth bags from African textiles, and take pride in attaining steady part time income. Moving towards fair trade status, the women need a proper working environment and room to grow, while the community will benefit from a beautiful space dedicated to their efforts. Working in partnership with the RAW Foundation, a Dutch organization that builds for underprivileged communities using low-carbon and recycled materials, a beautiful centre has been designed for these women.