Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Update on Mennonite Relief Sale

So, I've been seeing some of the financial numbers that have been coming in from the 46th annual Mennonite Relief Sale last Saturday held in New Hamburg, link here for more information. Impressive. And good work for a good cause, from everyone who donated time and money to make and buy items for auction.  Very  moving.

Fiesta, by women of the
Ottawa Mennonite Church
Underground Railway
by Florence Schlegel, Tavistock
Some of the numbers:
  • Total raised for 2012:  $335,000
  • Total raised in the last 10 years:  $3.5 million.
  • The feature quilt, Fiesta, made by women from the Ottawa Mennonite Church, raised $3,200.
  • Underground Railway, made by , was the highest price quilt, and raised $6,700.
  • More than 2000 volunteers made quilts, furniture and food for auction.

Isn't that all amazing?!

N.B. Numbers all from the Waterloo Region Record, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, p. B4

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