GIVE HOPE, EDUCATION, & WORK!
DONATE BELOW TO ACTION KIVU AND ENTER TO WIN ONE OF THE FANTASTIC GIFTS BELOW. YOUR GENEROSITY HELPS TO GRADUATE 42 WOMEN WITH SEWING MACHINES AND KITS TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS FUNDING JOB TRAINING, HEALTH INITIATIVES, ORGANIC FARMING, AND THE STUDENTS AT THE CONGO PEACE SCHOOL.
$15 / Entry: JON HAMM SIGNED BOBBLEHEAD + SELFIE
Retail value: Priceless
Jon Hamm was happy to donate this very serious giveaway item. Someone on your gift-list a major Hamm-fan? The signed bobblehead (and a print of this amazing selfie) is a gift that shows the actor’s deep devotion to his native St. Louis and the Cardinals. Your donation of $15 (or more, use the pull-down menu for multiple entries at donations of $30 or $45) enters you to win! And if your name isn’t chosen in a random number generator, you have the great feeling of investing in the women in Action Kivu’s Sewing Workshop: the first $11K raised will graduate 42 women with sewing kits, complete with a pedal-powered sewing machine to start their own businesses, earning income to send their children to school, and breaking the cycle of extreme poverty in eastern Congo.
Brass. Designed in Los Angeles, handmade in Kenya by the Wandera family of metalsmiths. Slightly adjustable to fit over multiple wrist sizes. Retails at $49.
Your donation of $25 to Action Kivu enters you to win this gorgeous cuff, a beautiful gift for a friend’s wrist (or yours…) along with a tote bag. It’s a win/win even if your name isn’t selected at the end of the giveaway – your donation gives the gift of work to girls and women like Nathalie, pictured here, who will graduate with a sewing machine to start her own business. Enter more than once with the pull down menu – click on add to cart to donate today!
A gift for every reader on your list: Michelle Obama’s Becoming + #girlgaze, showcasing the work of a diverse collective of female-identifying photographers mixing candid and formal photos of females living their lives, Carla Hall’s Soul Food (chef from ABC’s The Chew and a fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef), and The Future is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin. With a $40 donation to Action Kivu’s work in Congo, you’re entered to win this powerful collection of books celebrating women writers, lawyers, and chefs, just some of the jobs that the women and girls we partner with are envisioning to do. Enter multiple times through the pull-down menu in the “add to cart” link above, and learn more about the impact your donation has at actionkivu.org/blog/.
This bold, modern 60” x 75” lap quilt will add a pop of color to any living room couch! Made by by Alissa Haight Carlton and included in her book “Modern Minimal.” The Modern Quilt Guild members, co-founded by Alissa, have been long-time supporters of Action Kivu’s Sewing Workshop, and we are grateful! Donate today to enter to win this beautiful, handmade modern quilt. Your donation provides the graduation kits for the class of 2018, and the funds to give other girls and women, denied an education in Congo, the skills and education in equality to embrace their inherent dignity and live the life they dream of, sending their children to school and creating a world where their daughters are equal. Visit Action Kivu’s blog to learn about the impact your giving makes in the lives of the women and children in Congo.
$125 / Entry: pour les femmes Made in Congo Pajama Set
Retail value: $550
pour les femmes co-founders Robin Wright and Karen Fowler have been long-time supporters of Action Kivu’s work with women & children in Congo, from funding a graduating class of the Sewing Workshop to partnering to provide funds for the Congo Peace School. We are grateful for their donation of a set of Made In Congo pajamas for our giveaway fundraiser! For a donation of $125, you are entered to win this classic style pajama set, made with 400 thread count European cotton, trimmed with a traditional Congolese fabric at the front placket and drawstring. This set has single pocket, button front top and adjustable drawstring straight-legged pant. Each pair comes in a hand embroidered pouch with pour les femmes’ signature feather logo. Visit Action Kivu’s blog to learn about the impact your giving makes in the lives of the women and children in Congo.
*If you’d like to donate a different amount, click on the donate button here and enter amount. In NOTE TO SELLER box, please write GIVEAWAY and the number of entries you are donating.
Since Action Kivu launched in 2010, partnering with our founding director Amani Matabaro in Congo, we have graduated 205 sewing students with their own sewing kits, and 42 are ready to graduate with sewing machines to start their small businesses. Because of Action Kivu’s supporters, Amani was able to expand his vocational training to include soap making, bread baking, basket weaving, organic farming, and the Literacy Program, which has served over 300 women and girls previously denied a formal education.
Your donation provides the graduation kits for the class of 2018 ($11K), plus the funds to give other girls and women, denied an education in Congo, the skills and education in equality to embrace their inherent dignity and live the life they dream of, sending their children to school and creating a world where their daughters are equal. Visit Action Kivu’s blog to learn about the impact your giving makes in the lives of the women and children in Congo. Thank you for investing in peace, equality, and education!