In late November, Bank Street School for Children’s Parents of Children of Color Affinity Group hosted its annual Bead for Life sale of African jewelry and raised $6,100 to help eradicate extreme poverty in Uganda. Bead for Life is a socially responsible global organization working with HIV-positive mothers and refugees from the civil war in northern Uganda who make beautiful handcrafted paper beads from recycled paper and turn them into necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The jewelry is then sold to finance community development projects in health, vocational training for impoverished youth, affordable housing, and business development. The School for Children raises more money for Bead for Life than any organization in the United States. Since 2007, when the School began selling the jewelry, it has raised close to $30,000.