From now until Black Friday, Island Yarn will be selling raffle tickets for a prize package worth approximately $500. The winning package include:
*That luscious coat displayed in the store…you know…the one we’ve all been drooling over. It’s made of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Flamme: Fiber content 50% peruvian wool, 30% alpaca, 20% silk.
*A $50 gift card to Island Yarn compliments of Vicki.
* A sock sack stuffed with sock yarn and needles compliments of Vicki. This sack is a locally handmade item by Bettz designs.
*And a couple of cute little jewelry pieces.
Tickets sell at the store for:
$1.00 for one ticket
$5.00 for six tickets
$10.00 for 13 tickets
Cash only please.
All proceeds go to Kiva. “Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepenuers around the globe.” If you would like to learn more about Kiva, go to Kiva.org
Last summer we raised $300 for Kiva. Two of the recipients of the loans have paid back 100%, leaving that money to be loaned out to another deserving recipient. The Perlas Del Ande Group in Bolivia used the money to purchase clothing in bulk to resell. The Mujeres de fe group in the Dominican Republic, used the money for their various businesses, which included selling clothing and cosmetics and operating a motor taxi service. The third recipient, Dina Nyota Njema, in Tanzania, has repaid 70% of her loan and is using the money to purchase more inventory for her clothing sales.
As you can see, this is an excellent cause! And an excellent prize for the winner of the raffle! Don’t forget to tell your friends and family how much you would love to support this cause!
Now…let the drooling re-commence!
P.S. If you are one of the first 30 people to come into the store and mention “Tragical” to Vicki, I will buy you your first raffle ticket.