My brother has been home (Indiana, USA) for 3 weeks trying to raise more financial support for his ministry in Rome, Italy. He left Indiana 15 months ago to go to Rome spreading Hope to the 150,000+ college students who attend university in Rome. When he left, he had raised monthly support for his ministry, however, due to the unexpected high cost of living in Rome, plus the falling value of the Dollar, his ability to make ends meet has been decreasing significantly! He has had to make this trip home as his current monthly and one-time support isn't enough to cover his regular financial commitments and ministry needs. He has been using up the remainder of his personal savings to fund his ministry on campus.
I was trying to think of a way to help him financially, and came up with the idea of hosting a charity auction right here on Knits and Knots! I am looking for donations of handcrafted items of ANY kind. I will be donating as many items as I can make! The items will be listed here on May 1st, with some form of "bidding" (still working on the details!). The bidding on all items will be open for one week. ALL of the financial proceeds will go directly to my brother's ministry in Rome. Any un-purchased items will be donated to a local charity (whatever is appropriate for the item).
If you are interested in participating, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you information on where to send your item(s). Also, feel free to email me if you have questions about myself, my brother, or his ministry in Rome!
Thanks for considering!
** The auction site is now up (no bidding till May 1)! **