Alissa is holding a fundraiser on her blog this week for Action Kivu, an organization in eastern Congo that runs a sewing workshop for victims of the conflict there. (You can read all the details on her blog.)
Action Kivu is a homegrown operation founded by Congolese educator and interpreter Amani Matabaro Tom and his seamstress wife, Amini Bukanda. The program teaches women to sew, knit and embroider so they can support themselves and their families.
Sewing creates such a strong personal link between all of us, the online sewing community and these Congolese women, so if you can, please take 5 minutes to watch this powerful video and think about what you might be able to donate to help make a difference in these lives.
Every little bit counts! Let’s help Alissa exceed her $7500 goal – she’s already raised over $4000 this week!
Donating is easy – just click over to this post to do so. As an added bonus, by donating at least $25 you’ll be automatically entered to win some fabulous fabrics!