Solar Project Near Completion!
Thanks to generous donations by the Solar Electric Light Fund, the Dunn Family Charitable Foundation, Cronig's Market of Martha's Vineyard, and other private donors, the solar project at PeaceQuilts' home base in Lilavois, Haiti is nearing completion! This brings a more comprehensive system of reliable electric power to the women in the cooperatives as well as the school and residents on the campus.
Thank you to all the donors for this incredible gift!
Celebrity Waiters Dinner Smash Success!
It was a fantastic evening of fun, food, tomfoolery, and most of all fundraising! Those who attended the Celebrity Waiters Dinner on September 16 raved about the event. AND it was the most successful one to date. Your hard work helped us raise $10,409! Better yet, that’s after expenses. Congratulations everyone!!
We must say, everyone really “brought it!”
The waiters brought their creative celebrity personas (boy did they ever!). They brought donations for the silent auction, which alone brought in $5,157. They brought their generous friends who brought their checkbooks and credit cards!
The rest of the volunteers brought it too! The kitchen team was outstanding, serving over 100 meals with nary a hitch, and everything was just delicious! The bussing crew of young people was amazingly professional, helpful, hardworking, and made a huge contribution to help the dinner run smoothly. Bob Ogden did a bang-up job as emcee. Then there were the volunteers handling Check In and Check Out, Funny Money, Silent Auction, Set Up/Clean Up, Publicity, and myriad other details. And we can’t forget Clifford the Big Red Dog and his able handler!
The Federated Church opened its doors and hearts to host the event. Friends donated sails, harbor cruises, fancy baked desserts. Businesses donated beautiful items and gift certificates, l’Etoile donated the wine for the evening, the Tisbury Printer comped all the printed goods, the Edgartown Library loaned the sound system, and Cape Air donated 2 round trip tickets to anywhere they fly. NOT ONLY THAT, they stepped up with additional generosity when they learned we had a second bidder willing to match the highest bid for their auction item.
These funds couldn’t come at a more critical time. As Sr.
Cadet announced at the dinner, the people of Haiti are suffering extreme
hardship. There’s been no school for more than two months due to rampant
violence. Businesses are shuttered, transportation halted, the government is in
turmoil. PeaceQuilts goal is to help the women we assist weather this storm until
things stabilize and carry on with the work of supporting job creation. Your incredible contributions have made this
Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our
Doug, Jeanne and PeaceQuilts Board of Directors
Here's what else we've been up to recently...
Yon Ti Pye Bwa (A Little Tree of Life) by Micheline Salomon
World Market Mondays
at the historic Grange Hall in West Tisbuon the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard!
For More Information CLICK HERE!
World Market Mondays Kicked Off July 8 With a Party and Performance by Jemima James, Kate Taylor & Rose Guerin!
A kickoff party reception at the West Tisbury Grange Hall celebrated World Market Mondays and the work of 5 island-based non-profit groups. The event featured wine, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, folk art quilts from Haiti, Maasai jewelry and more, plus a performance by special guests Jemima James, Kate Tayor & Rose Guerin. Proceeds benefited World Market Mondays and women’s empowerment initiatives by Island-based non-profits working in the developing world.