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.
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.
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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