Please join us
for an evening celebrating courageous women in the Democratic Republic of Congo
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st
5:30 - 7:00 pm
We hope you can join us for this fun and inspiring happy hour event! Wine and appetizers will be served followed by a short presentation. During the event, there will be an opportunity to learn about and support the four initiatives described below. For friends who are unable to attend, you are still invited to catch the vision and join us by giving below!
***All donations and ticket sales are tax deductible***
Station #1: BUY A BOLT OF FABRIC
Practice makes perfect! Under the watchful eye of Micheline and her staff, the students will learn to create patterns and craft clothing for themselves and their clients. Help us stock the supply closet at the school and the boutique with beautiful African wax print fabrics!
STATION #3: Purchase a sewing machine
What began as a sewing school a year and a half ago has evolved into so much more. We now have a class of seven women ready to put their skills to use. This donation will purchase a sewing machine for the new boutique. All graduates will have access to these machines and be able to start creating for the clients that visit the boutique.
Station #2: GIVE A SCHOLARSHIP
There is a line of women waiting to join the One Thread Program. For $80, you can sponsor a woman to attend for two months. Most women complete the program in one year. This donation will go toward a scholarship for the woman's tuition and materials. A full scholarship is $450.
Station #4: Help us open the doors
In Kinshasa, all clothing is handmade and tailored to fit the customer. Men and women are all about their fashion and the local boutique is where its at. With your help, our graduates will open a boutique where they can start earning a sustainable income to support their families with their heads held high! It will cost $7,000 to open the center. We are 33% funded and still need to raise $4,300.
station #5: Become a monthly sponsor
Your donation will go directly to our scholarship fund, allowing young women to join the One Thread Program . The scholarship covers all their training and materials. It costs us $40 per month per student to cover all expenses, and each women typically takes 9-12 months to complete the training.
Make a one time or recurring donation via credit card or Paypal. Checks can be sent to:
REEDS OF HOPE
P.O. BOX 30123
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
special thanks to our corporate sponsors