Those of you who have been around a while will remember the 24 hour livestream I did in 2017 to raise money for victims of Hurricane Irma. A much smaller group of us were able to raise over $1000 to go toward immediate and continuing relief efforts on the affected islands.
Right now, my heart hurts for those people who we are hurting and wrongfully imprisoning at our border. None of them deserve to be treated that way. I have felt powerless to help, but have had the desire to help for a very long time. I am not qualified to do any related work, and didn't know what organizations, other than RAICES, were actually doing work to help. Thanks to a friend who is doing the work, I have three organizations that have been locally supporting asylum seekers at the border for years and are in need of our support. These organizations provide shelter, resources, and community to these people.
I ask that you join me in supporting these organizations this week and during the livestream. The livestream will occur on my YouTube channel beginning at 8 pm ET on Friday, July 19th.
How to Participate:
Donate directly at the links above or send me your donation via Paypal to email@example.com . I will donate all raised funds after the livestream. If you donate directly and would like to be included in our tally, please DM me on instagram.
Chat with us. I will be chatting with your favorite fiber folks over the course of the livestream. Please join the conversation and craft along with us during the livestream. There will also be giveaways during the stream! All times are in EDT
8:30pm-9:00pm - Shelli of Shelli Can
9:00pm-9:30pm - Adella of LolaBean Yarn Co
9:30pm-10:00pm - Diane of LadyDyeYarns
10:00pm-11:00pm - Rae of Truspark Designs
9:30am-10:00am - Fatimah Hinds
10:00am-11:00am - Tian Connoughton
11:00am-12:00pm - Susanne of SosuKnits
2:00pm-3:00pm - Kim of KimDyesYarn
3:00pm-4:00pm - Kyrah and Lauren of L.E.A.D.
Join the raffle. I will be raffling a sweater quantity of my yarn, either in stock or dye to order. To participate send at least $5 to me via Paypal and note that you would like to participate in the raffle. Makers can donate prizes of their own which will also become part of the raffle.
Raffle and Giveaway Prizes:
Sweater Kit from Fully Spun
$100 Gift card to her shop from Shelli Can
Please share the event and these organizations with your friends and family.