Socklady-Sharon sent me info on this fundraiser which is all about using knitting to support a great cause! How incredibly awesome is that! I love seeing knitting projects go towards a good cause.
Rwanda Knits was founded by Cari Clement of Montpelier, Vermont and with the annual online Rwanda Knits Benefit Auction you can bid on famous sweaters, accessories and knit and crochet items for your home and family – all to benefit the women of Rwanda Knits!
The auction begins at 10:00 pm (eastern) on Thursday, October 16 and will conclude at 8:30pm on Sunday, October 26. Just go to http://www.rwandaknits.org where there will be a link when the auction goes live. Or go to http://www.rwandaknitsauction.org during the times of the auction and start your bidding. All proceeds from this auction will go straight to Rwanda Knits in Rwanda.
From Rwanda Knits press release: “Your winning bid on fabulous knit and crochet designs can help 1,200 Rwandan women buy yarn, learn business skills, create 100% sustainable knitting businesses and raise their incomes up from less than $1 per day. Bid on over 40 garments donated from the personal collections of designers such as Nicky Epstein, Doris Chan and Deborah Newton, magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, Knit 1, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, Creative Knitting, Crochet, Knit ‘n Style, Cast On, book publishers such as Leisure Arts and the and yarn companies such as Berroco, Classic Elite, Tahki Stacy Charles and Caron International. These companies and designers are supporting the Rwanda Knits Project (www.rwandaknits.org) that is assisting over 1,500 women in 17 different groups in Rwanda to make a living through knitting and crochet. What a perfect Christmas, Channuka, Kwanza or holiday season gift!”
For more information on Rwanda Knits, please visit www.rwandaknits.org.