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Fundraising at Zimfest 2019

Our second fundraising opportunity in the 2019-2020 fundraising campaign was the Zimbabwean Music Festival (Zimfest) at Western Oregon University in Monmouth Oregon on August 8-9-10-11, 2019.

Pater Hayes and Jaiaen Beck in the Quilt for Africa booth at Zimfest 2019

We were blessed with perfect weather and an amazing venue.

Pater Hayes and Jaiaen Beck examine hand-embroidered panels from Zimbabwe
in the Quilt for Africa booth at Zimfest 2019

Best of all, we sold a whopping 318 Raffle Tickets!

For a summary of the causes we support through fundraisers, please visit our Who Benefits page.

Fundraising at Cama Beach

We opened the 2019-2020 fundraising campaign at Cama Beach State Park on July 27, 2019. We were blessed with perfect weather for a quilt fair. It was the perfect setting for us to set up our beautiful raffle quilt!

The best part is that we sold 160 raffle tickets!

Millie Hayes at Quilts on the Beach, July 27, 2019

Now supporting Days for Girls!

We are thrilled to announce that we are adding Days for Girls to the roster of non-profits we are supporting during our 2019-202 fundraising campaign.

Our Mission: Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we’re creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all. Our movement has reached more than one million girls.


2018 campaign a tremendous success!

After delivering all the raffle prizes from the final event and sending all proceeds to the nonprofits we support, we are officially marking a close to the 2018-2019 Quilt for Africa fundraising campaign. Winning raffle ticket details for the Quilt, Djembe, Hosho, Ukulele, and Mbira are posted in our blog.

During our Quilt for Africa 2018-2019 campaign we sold 756 raffle tickets at 5 fundraising events (an average of 151 raffle tickets sold per event) to generate a combined total of $3265 in total ticket sale proceeds.

Note: All these proceeds plus additional funds from donations and volunteer time corporate matching were given to the non-profits that we support: Tariro Hope, Ancient Ways, Portland-Mutare Sister City Association (PMSCA), Zimfest, and UNICEF. To learn more about these wonderful non-profits, visit our Who Benefits? page.

Fundraising Success at Winter Faire

We set up our booth at Cedarwood Waldorf School’s annual Winter Faire on December 8th with modest hopes. We had a wonderful time, and sold 183 raffle tickets – a terrific result! The photo below shows the quilt, Djembe, and Ukulele.

Our Fundraising booth at Cedarwood Waldorf School’s Winter Faire