Fundraising Events & Efforts
Dovetail Furniture is a wholesale furniture company in Las Angeles, CA that sells to stores and interior designers. Dovetail donates all of their profits made by all art sales to Kozefo. They are committed to funding the food program at ANA Pimrary School.
A Wine and Cheese Event was held November 2013 by Michelle and Liz McMonigal in Saint Paul. An upcoming Wine and Cheese Event will be hosted in 2015 by Amy Rodriguez in Woodbury - more info to come.
Our second annual Kozefò 5K was held August 2014 in Woodbury, Minnesota with great success: 167 Runners/Walkers and 52 volunteers, raising $5,540 to support the efforts of Kozefò.
Owners John and Diane Schlecht, along with sons Scott and Jason, promote giving all year long through the “Charity of the Week” program at their Crafts Direct store in Waite Park, Minnesota. Kozefò was selected as the charity of the week in May 2012, and again in May 2013. Customers could choose to make a $1 donation to use a coupon for their purchases and over $5,000 was raised each year. All proceeds were given to support the work of Kozefò.
Following the devastating earthquake on January 12th, 2010, Bruce Horwitz coordinated an effort to collect 10 staples of life, as well as monetary donations, to ease the pain for what lied ahead for this country. These items were collected in shipping containers in front of local businesses and schools, shipped from Miami to Port au Prince, and distributed to the ANA Children’s Center and Brebis de Saint Michelle Orphanage.
10 Things for Haiti: 25 or 50 pound bag of rice • Dry Beans • Milk Powder • Liquid Formula • Peanut Butter (in plastic jars) • Dried Meat • Spaghetti • Cooking Oil • Bleach Tablets • Multivitamins
Woodbury Community Church participated in Orphan Sunday, as an awareness event, where churches and families celebrate God’s heart for the fatherless and how to respond through adoption, foster care and global orphan initiatives. Kozefò was featured as one of the organizations that is working to meet the needs of orphans and others impacted by poverty, as they work to fight poverty and social injustice through education.
The Schlecht and the Orjansen families partnered with their church to host “Sartell’s Hands of Hope.” Local businesses and donors supported the event that included Rockin’ for Hope, Hoedown for Hope, Hoops for Hope and concluded with a Pig Roast. Entry fees were collected. Funds from this event went towards two sets of bunk beds and mattresses, a tv, food and propane for ANA.
Sunday School children at Celebration Lutheran in Sartell, MN collected money to purchase playground equipment that was bought and made right in Haiti.
Create Your Own Fundraiser
There are several ways to create your own fundraising or awareness event. Contact Sara Lein at firstname.lastname@example.org to promote your event.