LJ Turtle Aromatherapy Fundraising Goal Surpassed | Gaye giinawind minjimendan/We Remember Fundraiser


In September, I launched my fundraiser ‘Gaye giinawind minjimendan/We Remember’ in support of the Woodland Cultural Centre’s ’Save the Evidence’ campaign. The fundraiser closed at the end of 2021 – raising $15, 200 for the campaign.

I want to thank everyone who supported my fundraising efforts by purchasing a diffuser acorn and/or Seven Generations Bracelet and for spreading the word.   A special thanks to my fundraising partners the Guelph Civic Museum, Kinsfolk Shop from Guelph and Go Green Baby from Kingston. And an extra special chi miigwetch to Raven Reads Pow-Wow Pitch box who gave me a jump-start by purchasing 800 diffuser acorns!


  • Collaborated with 3 retail partners and 1 sponsor
  • Made & sold 2,379 diffuser acorns
  • Made & sold 17 Seven Generation Bracelets
  • Collected $137 in cash donations
  • Resulting in $17,037 in sales
  • With supplies, shipping and bank fees deducted, $15,200 was raised and donated (The $5K donated on Giving Tuesday in November 2021, was matched by the Dufresne- Ray Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation).

Fundraising Plans for 2022 

I would like to congratulate the Woodland Cultural Centre’s team in achieving their fundraising goals for the Save the Evidence campaign. This is an amazing achievement and I am very humbled to have been a small part of it.

I am very pleased to announce that this year’s fundraising efforts will be in support of the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Language Program & Resource Centre (https://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/language/). More information to come!  

Volunteer Squad

For those of you who live in Guelph, I am recruiting volunteers for these positions:

• Foragers of acorn tops
• Crafters to assist in the preparation of acorn making supplies
• Crafters to assist in making the acorn diffusers
• Assembly assistants to package finished acorns 

Become a Fundraising Partner 

If you are interested in helping by selling acorns in your shop, please email us at: lisa@ljturtle.ca and we'll get you set-up for the official launch in September. 


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