Every year we are honored to help spread the word about the annual Action Kivu Fundraiser. Alissa Haight Carlton coordinates this important fundraiser to benefit Action Kivu, an organization that helps women and children in eastern Congo.

Women and children in eastern Congo have been subjected to brutal violence and upheaval. Action Kivu has a multi-faceted approach to making positive change. Your financial support will send children to school, and Action Kivu also teaches women to sew. When women complete the sewing program they leave with their own sewing machine and a way to make an income to support their families. Education and empowerment!– It’s a collective effort this sewing community can get behind, right?!

Each year we’re thrilled with the generosity of the online sewing community and our collective effort to impact positive change. Let’s do it again! Make your donation today. Choose your level of donation and enter to win some great prizes, like gorgeous fabric collections, a new Janome sewing machine, a free weekend workshop at Anna Maria Horner’s Craft South and more.

Alissa is hoping we can raise $15,000 this year! Action Kivu is an all-volunteer organization so all of your donations, minus nominal banking fees, go directly to the work on the ground, empowering and educating the women and children of eastern Congo.

Help us spread the word through your favorite social media outlets. Use #akfundraiser #sewing #congo #actionkivu Let’s do this!