It’s time for the 5th Annual Action Kivu Fundraiser! Alissa Haight Carlton coordinates this important fundraiser to benefit Action Kivu, an organization that helps women and children victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo.

Action Kivu does many things to support positive change including sending children to school and hosting sewing workshops to teach women to sew. Women leave the workshops with their own sewing machine, and a means to support themselves and their families.

It’s easy to support this important, life-changing organization. Head over to Alissa Haight Carlton’s site to make your donation, which then enters you to win some wonderful prizes. You could win custom pillows, a book prize pack, free fabric and patterns, a new Janome sewing machine or an original quilt!

Each year we’re thrilled with the generosity of the online sewing community and our collective effort to impact positive change for women and children. Let’s do it again! Make your donation today.

Help us spread the word about the fundraiser through your favorite social media outlets. Use #akfundraiser #actionkivu #sewing #congo