Today is #GivingTuesday! On the flip side of #BlackFriday, #SmallBusinessSaturday, and #CyberMonday, #GivingTuesday is a chance to kick off the holiday season by giving back. As you reflect on your many options today, we hope you will consider making a donation to Congo Restoration to continue the wonderful work you have helped us do for many years.
We have two areas of need we’re hoping you can help with on this #GivingTuesday. Just click here before midnight CST on Tuesday, Nov. 29, to help us get started on our exciting 2017 plans.
How much should you give? We have two urgent needs in Eastern Congo right now:
- Christmas for our 30 orphans: A donation of $25 will provide a much-needed article of clothing for each of our children, plus a special meal of chicken and rice for the extended family that has taken this child. Add $10 for a total donation of $35 and you will have paid school fees for the rest of the year.
- Pigs for our 2017 program and sewing machines for our January 2017 graduates: A donation of $150 will provide a sewing machine to one of our 40 sewing school graduates OR a pig for our new pig program. Upon graduating from our eight-month program, we help the women in our sewing school start their own businesses, allowing them to support themselves, their children, and earn respect within the village. Our next graduation is at the end of January. We are also starting a pig farm. Pigs are vital to Congo and to have a pig is to have a means to support your family. Congo Restoration has started a small pig farm in Eastern Congo and and hopes this farm eventually will help us become a self-sustaining organization.
Thanks for investing in the women and children of Eastern Congo!