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!
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: email@example.com and we'll get you set-up for the official launch in September.