Welcome to the SIXTH annual Action Kivu Fundraiser!
THE FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED BUT ACTION KIVU NEEDS YOUR HELP ALL YEAR ROUND!
Today is the final day of the fundraiser, held here on my blog, through this week. The fundraiser will end, and the giveaways will close, on Sunday the 23rd of August at 11:59 pm, Pacific time.
If this is your first time hearing about the fundraiser here’s what it’s all about: there are amazing prizes AND this wonderful sewing community comes together to do so much good!
Our wonderful online sewing community is so, so giving. Let’s work together again, pool that generosity, and raise $15,000 for Action Kivu this year!
Action Kivu helps women and children who are victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo. The conflict in Congo has taken the lives of over 5.4 million people since 1998. Rape is used as a weapon of war, with estimates putting the number of rapes in the hundreds of thousands. These are horrible statistics but together, year after year now, we have made a real difference for specific women and children. Here are the stories of just a few. Every year there are more women entering Action Kivu’s programs and more children going to school. We are having a lasting impact on these women and children, so let’s keep helping!
One of the wonderful things that Action Kivu helps finance is a sewing workshop that teaches women to sew. When these women graduate from the workshop, they are given a sewing machine and therefore the means to support themselves and their families.You can see a short video of the most recent graduates of the sewing program here. This workshop changes their lives in amazing ways and it is your generosity that makes that possible!
These women’s lives and families have been transformed by this workshop and it is these dollars, that we raise here, that have helped make that happen. Our online sewing community is linked to these women, and we can help more of them. Please give today!
The American staff of Action Kivu is 100% volunteer, so all of your donations, minus nominal banking fees, go directly to the work on the ground, empowering and educating the women and children of eastern Congo.
This year we’re also going to focus on spreading the word about the fundraiser via social media more!
Let’s get these hashtags busy: #akfundraiser #sewing #congo #actionkivu
Please follow me on Instagram, as I will be posting all week there as well. Please feel free to use and repost/share any of the fundraiser images that I post there. Let’s really get the word out as much as we can and get to our goal of $15,000!
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will answer them there, or you are of course also more than welcome to email me. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Here’s how it works:
In order to be entered to win a giveaway, all that you have to do is give the amount assigned to that prize. Can’t decide which giveaway you want to be in the running for? You can enter more than one! Just donate the dollar amount associated with a prize and you’ve got a chance to win it. However, you can only enter each giveaway once.
So let’s get to the giveaways!
Give just $15 and be entered to win this ALL FIVE of these wonderful patterns designed and donated by Amy Friend.
Give $25 and be entered to win this beautiful fat quarter pack of Alison Glass’ Handcrafted 2 line. Donated by the always generous Andres Rosales. So many projects waiting to be sewn up with this!!
Give $30 and be entered to win this great Elizabeth Hartman pack, made up of of her Bunny, Thistle, and Allie Owl quilt patterns, the 10 Square (40 squares, 10″ each) of her Rhoda Ruth collection for Robert Kaufman and the 10 Square (40 squares, 10″ each) of her Kona coordinates for Rhoda Ruth. Elizabeth was so kind to donate this prize.