Frontier Soups Donates Proceeds From Artisan Napkins To Help African AIDS Victims

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The artisan napkins are individually sewn by women in Uganda through the LifeStitches nonprofit organization, which helps them earn a living and receive HIV treatment for themselves and their children. Frontier Soups is donating all proceeds from the sale of the colorful, wax cotton napkins directly to LifeStitches.

LifeStitches Helps Children with AIDS in Africa

LifeStitches gives these women the skills and the means to support themselves and ensures they and their children receive treatment. Buying the napkins allows us to do something good for people in need.

Frontier Soups™, a producer of all natural gourmet soup mixes, is helping women and children with AIDS in Africa by donating all proceeds from the sale of hand-stitched artisan napkins to LifeStitches.

LifeStitches is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization in Arua, Uganda, that gives HIV positive women a way to earn a living and receive treatment for themselves and their children by sewing beautiful table linens, said Trisha Anderson, founder of Frontier Soups. The company now is offering LifeStitches individually stitched artisan napkins on its website at, and all proceeds from the sale will go directly to LifeStitches. The colorful napkins are made of high quality wax cotton and sold in bundles of six, each one a unique design, for $36.

“LifeStitches literally helps keep these women alive. It takes a lot of courage for women to acknowledge that they are HIV-positive and to seek help for themselves and their children. They often are cast out by their families and communities, face domestic violence and the loss of their children, and are left to starve,” Anderson said. “Frontier Soups is a woman-owned and managed business, and we know how important it is to be able to provide healthy meals and protect our children. We wanted to help these women, and LifeStitches provides a wonderful way to do that.”

The need is very great because Uganda, in sub-Saharan Africa, has the fourth highest HIV prevalence in the world, she added. There, women represent 60 percent of AIDS victims, and 90 percent of all HIV-infected children and children with AIDS live in the region. “LifeStitches gives these women the skills and the means to support themselves and ensures they and their children receive the treatment they need,” Anderson said. “Buying the napkins not only allows us to do something good for people in need, we can enjoy beautiful and colorful hand-sewn artisan napkins that are perfect for picnics or setting a beautiful al fresco table for summer dining.”

All Frontier Soups varieties are all natural with no added salt, preservatives or MSG. The soup mixes provide a shortcut to homemade and can satisfy appetites from hearty to light with American favorites like chicken noodle soup, white bean chili, vegetable soup, corn chowder and Cincinnati chili. More information about the LifeStitches napkins and the company’s products is available online at, and, or by calling 1-800-300-7687.

About LifeStitches:
Located in the West Nile District of northwestern Uganda, LifeStitches is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that partners with the Arua Regional Referral Hospital PMTCT Program, the Maracha St. Joseph’s Hospital PMTCT Program, and the Uganda Ministry of Health to improve the health and economic wellbeing of the poor and marginalized HIV-positive pregnant women and mothers living in this developing country setting. More information is available at

About Frontier Soups:
Frontier Soups™ has offered aspiring and accomplished home cooks a shortcut to healthy, homemade meals with 34 soups, stews, chili and chowders inspired by the finest traditions in American regional cuisine since 1986. The gourmet soup mixes, including 28 certified gluten-free soup varieties, are available in such outlets as A Southern Season, Whole Foods, Central Market, The Fresh Market, Safeway, Great Harvest Bread Company and Omaha Steak stores, through national and Canadian distribution and online at Frontier Soups is certified as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. The company is located at 895 Northpoint Blvd., Waukegan, IL 60085. More information is available online, by calling 1-800-300-7687 or by connecting on Facebook, and Twitter,

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