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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.

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

Zimfest 2018 an Amazing Success!

When we set up our Quilt for Africa booth at the Zimfest 2018 over the August 10-12 weekend, we were conservative about what we thought we could possibly achieve based on the relatively modest success we had at the previous Zimfest in August 2016.

The results from Zimfest 2018 exceeded all our expectations. By the end of the second day (Saturday), we had sold just under 200 tickets.

Not even sure we would set up the booth on Sunday, we decided to just set up the table and keep it open for a just few hours. Having a modest display set up for just 3 hours on Sunday we sold an additional 100+ tickets, to push our event total ticket sales over 300. This made Zimfest 2018 our most successful event in the history of our 3-year project!

At the Zimfest community meeting on Sunday, August 12th, we pulled the winning ticket for the Mbira. For more on selecting the winner of the MBIRA selected on Sunday at Zimfest, please see the related blog post: Mbira Winner Selected at Zimfest 2018.

Cama Beach Event a Big Success

On July 28, 2018. we showed our new quilt at the “Quilts on the Beach” festival at beautiful Cama Beach State Park. This is one of our favorite venues to attend and show the quilt.

Peter Hayes and Millie Hayes sell raffle tickets at Cama Beach State Park on July 28, 2018

It is not so often you see these three triplets in one photo:

Paul Hayes, Peg Hayes, and Peter Hayes at the Cama Beach Quilt Fair on July 28, 2018And finally, in case there was any doubt about whether or not the two Hayes brothers dig quilts, they even managed to show up in the local paper.

The caption in the photo on the page above says it all.