Events

  • Join Hands Along the Nile Development Services (HANDS) on Saturday, June 23, for a luncheon to celebrate the impact of connections forged between Chicago and Egypt. Come experience the food, music, culture and handicrafts of Egypt’s ancient but still flourishing civilization. You’ll also hear more about HANDS’ work in under-served communities along the Nile–and how […]

  • Please join Hands Along the Nile in celebrating Sham El Nessim, “Sniff the Breezes” Day, an ancient Pharaonic holiday to welcome spring, on Monday, April 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ten Thousand Villages (915 King Street, Alexandria, VA) for a community shopping event. Our friends at Ten Thousand Villages will be giving 10% […]

  • Join HANDS in New York City for the chance to browse unique gifts handmade by young women in Egypt! Fifth Avenue Presbyterian will be hosting a craft sale of products made by artisans at the Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE), a job skills and educational program for women living and working in the […]

  • Please join us for our 2017 holiday handicraft sale at our office on Saturday, December 2 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Many products are made by artisans at the Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE), a job skills and educational program for women living and working in the garbage collector’s community in Cairo […]

  • December 7th, 8th, 9th

    When you buy a rug, quilt, or tote bag, you keep alive the two schools of the disadvantaged garbage collector (zabbaleen) community in Moqattam, in the hills of Cairo. One school is for women and girls, who learn not only weaving, sewing, and paper recycling, but also acquire language and math skills. The other school […]

  • St. Mark’s Middle East Working Group, St. Mark’s Woman to Woman, and Hands Along the Nile invite you to join us for A panel discussion with women’s rights advocates from the Middle East and North Africa on women’s political participation, public health issues, and female entrepreneurship Wednesday November 8th 7:00-9:00pm St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 301 A […]

  • The 2017 HANDS Benefit Dinner in New York City is an opportunity for our donors, old and new, to gather in celebration of the lives being transformed in underserved communities in Egypt thanks to their generous support. Date and time: The evening of October 24th Location: The Edith Fabbri House, 7 E 95th St,New York, NY 10128 […]

  • Join us for our next Crafts of Cairo sale, being held at the Chautauqua Institution. Come browse our beautiful selection of quilts, bags, notecards and more.Each product is made by artisans at the Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE), a job skills and educational program for women living and working in the garbage […]

  • Join us at our Alexandria, VA office for an Egyptian handicraft holiday sale! We will have a beautiful selection of quilts, bags, notecards and more. Each product is made by artisans at the Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE), a job skills and educational program for women living and working in the garbage collector’s […]

  • HANDS is honored to partner with a women’s job skills training center in the heart of Cairo’s garbage collector community. There, women learn one of three marketable skills: weaving, quilting, or paper-making. Designing handicrafts from recycled scraps of fabric and paper, these women are able to earn a living through the sale of their products. […]

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