Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Taking Action

When Alissa asked me to post about the Action Kivu fundraiser I knew I wanted to do more. A little bundle of Flea Market Fancy seems so insignificant in comparison to the good it might do for these women and their families.

Alissa is hosting a fundraiser for Action Kivu, 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.

The faces of these women speak to me.

Our quilting/sewing community is an amazing one and we understand the therapy and joy that a sewing machine and needle and thread can bring. Head to Alissa's blog and read more about Action kivu and most importantly donate. Whatever you can give will help. If you'd like a chance for the Flea Market Fancy you'll need to donate 75 dollars. I'd love to see Alissa smash the goal she's set. We can do this!


Glynis said...

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be aware of the need of these beautiful women and girls, and to participate!
And FYI, saw your blog highlighted in the August Quilters World magazine, making special mention of your ability to inspire. No wonder!
Enjoy your day! and thank you again!

traceyjay said...

that is what I call a worthy cause.

thank you Jacquie.

traceyjay said...

When I was in college -- I went to Kenya for six weeks on a summer mission. It completely and utterly changed my life. We were in the Bush and the dumps of the city trying to help in whatever ways we could...

Helen in the UK said...

Thanks for making us aware of this project :)

Sara said...

What an unnerving thing to think about all those women living in terror from day to day. They need lots of prayer.

Jodie said...

Thanks for mentioning this. I think we can beat that goal !

Maddie Kertay said...

I went, I saw, I gave!