Action Kivu – 4th annual fundraiser

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Are you ready? It’s time again for the annual Action Kivu fundraiser, organized by Alissa. If you’ve been reading for a while, you may remember this fundraiser from years past, but if not, here’s a brief description of the fundraiser from Alissa’s blog –

Action Kivu is a nonprofit that helps women who are victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo by teaching them to sew at a sewing workshop. Action Kivu also pays for children to go to school and supports other programs for women that provide them ways to support themselves and their families.
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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 difference for some specific women and children. You can read more about their efforts here.

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This years goal is $20,000 and together I know we can meet it! Every little bit counts, so hopefully you’ll consider a donation to this wonderful cause. As an added incentive, by donating you can be entered to win a number of wonderful prizes (take a look at them here). Click here to go to Alissa’s post to make a donation!

**As an added (added) incentive, I’m adding a little extra giveaway. Donate at least $25 and then comment on this post to be entered to win a selection of out of print Heather Ross fabrics (pieces from her Mendocino, Lightning Bugs and/or West Hill lines). I don’t have a photo for you now as I’m away from home, but I promise it’ll be good! Let’s see how much we can raise for the women and children of the Congo! (I’ll select a winner once the fundraiser ends)

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We have a winner! Random.org has selected comment #3, Leila! Expect an email from me shortly!

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50 Responses to Action Kivu – 4th annual fundraiser

  1. 1
    Dianne says:

    I just made a donation of $40. What could be better than Denyse Schmidt and Heather Ross fabrics. THANKS for the additinal giveaway it’s for a GREAT cause.

    Diane

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    Deborah Gunthorpe says:

    Love this project and made a donation yesterday. Thanks for the extra giveaway :-)

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    Leila says:

    I have donated! I love this fundraiser. What a great cause.

  4. 4

    I donated and think this is such a great project. I also have been donating to Kiva for years, sponsoring different people on their quest to be self sufficient and build a business. It’s really a wonderful program

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    Leanne says:

    I have donated over $25 and thank you for this lovely giveaway.

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    Diane W says:

    I donated $40 and plan on making another donation soon. I’ve also been doing this for a few years because I think it’s a great cause.

    p.s. 5 replies so far and 3 of them were from Diane’s or Dianne’s – weird…

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    Diane says:

    Another Diane replying here :-). I just made a $30 donation. Thanks for this added bonus giveaway!

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    Jen says:

    Happy to make a donation for such a great cause. Thank you for adding an extra incentive :)

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    mary anne says:

    Donated $25. What a great cause!

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    Ann says:

    Donated $30 again this year for this great program.

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  12. 11
    Ellen M. says:

    I’m new to Kivu and was happy to hear about their great works. Made a donation. Many thanks!

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    Aimee says:

    I donated over $25! Sounds like a great program!

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    Anne says:

    Just made a $40 donation. I’m happy to support such a lovely cause.

  15. 14
    Beth says:

    Just donated $40, this great cause!

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    Alison Massey says:

    Boom! Donated $100 to Action Kivu! Thanks for supporting.

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    Nancy mangel says:

    I have donated again this year to this very worthy cause. Thanks for spreading the word.

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    brenda says:

    great program! happy to donate again.

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    Gina Thor says:

    Just donated $40. What an amazing organization! Thanks for spreading the awareness.

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    Hi :) I donated $60 over 2 prizes… thanks :)

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    Donna says:

    I’ve happily donated again this year because this cause really touches my heart.

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    Mary Ann says:

    Donated over $25, thanks for the extra giveaway. This is such a wonderful grassroots program!

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    Kat P. says:

    First time donating to such a great cause. Won’t be my last! Thanks for the extra giveaway.

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    Linda says:

    Great cause … I donated!

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    lycia naff says:

    donated several times and thanks for allowing me to be a part of this purposeful and fun cause

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    Sally King says:

    I donated and am so grateful there are people like you and the KIVA people.

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    Cindy Lammon says:

    Love this cause and I’ve donated again this year!

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  29. 27
    Cat says:

    This is such a great cause, I donated. Thanks for the extra incentive. I hope the fundraiser is a huge success!

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    jody deschenes says:

    just donated $30 – thank you girls for doing this wonderful thing!!!

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    Linda L says:

    I just donated $60. Thanks for your support of this great cause.

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    lisa powell says:

    So grateful for the opportunity to donate to a most worthy cause!

  33. 31
    Charlotte says:

    Thank you for sharing this great cause, I was happy to donate!

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    Sam says:

    I donated through Alissa’s site. Thank you for the opportunity. I used to work with Congolese torture survivors and this organization looks like it does amazing work.

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    I have made a donation for through Alissa’s site and thank you for the chance to win in your giveaway! Linda Stansifer

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    Floribunda says:

    Great organization — I just contributed $30.

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    Robin says:

    Great cause. I just donated.

  38. 36
    Chloe says:

    I donated $30 and am so pleased to help people through sewing! Thanks for donating an extra prize :)

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    patty says:

    I donated $30.00 today. What a great project.

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    pbach1 says:

    a worthy cause, to which i donated $25. thank you for giving us the opportunity to help others.

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    Kate says:

    Thanks for the incentive-donated $25.

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    ara jane says:

    i just donated $55! love this cause and i love that you are so generously donating your own prize. thank you!

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    Allison D says:

    I donated over $25 last week. Thanks so much!

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    Dana says:

    I donated last week. It’s a great cause!

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    Courtney says:

    I saw your pic on IG – such a generous donation. I mad my action kick donation a few days ago and luckily it is enough to qualify me here. Thanks for the chance!

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    Mallory says:

    I donated $30–what a great cause!

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    Jen H says:

    So glad I checked your blog. Would have hated to miss this fundraiser this year. Just donated over 25.00. Thanks for the opportunity to win a second prize!

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    MLehman says:

    Donated! Thanks for promoting this charity!

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    Phoebe says:

    I donated again this year. Amazing cause.