Action Kivu Fundraiser

Alissa of Handmade by Alissa is leading a fundraiser for the organization Action Kivu, with which her twin sister Cate works. I’ll let Alissa tell you more about them:

[Action Kivu is] an organization in eastern Congo that runs a sewing workshop for victims of the conflict there. 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.

Needless to say, this specific organization, with its link to sewing and women, really strikes a personal chord in me and I suspect, with many of you as well. Our online sewing community is so blessed to be able to pursue our love of sewing as a hobby, career, or just for fun, but for these women, learning to sew is life changing and gives them hope for their futures.

The Action Kivu sewing workshop of course costs money to run and they need supplies – sewing machines and more. I am launching this fundraiser to raise the money for their supplies (and Action Kivu’s other activities should we raise over $7500) and I hope that you’ll join me by giving what you can. All donations are tax deductible.

She’s almost reached the goal of $7500 so has upped the ante to $10,000. I challenge you to help make that happen. Visit Alissa’s site to donate.

Learn more:
Action Kivu‘s website
Videos on Vimeo

And what’s more …

Donate $25 and qualify for 8 Heather Ross Fat quarters. Donate $50 and qualify for 96 fat eighths in a colorwheel bundle. Donate $75 and qualify for 45 fat eighths of ultra-hard-to-find Flea Market Fancy (that’s the whole collection!).

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