Fundraisers

Have you seen our annual letter?

Have you received our annual letter, which we just sent in the last couple of days? It would have come directly from the office to you, personalized for your ease. You can also go to http://www.ancient-ways.org/news/annual-newsletters/ to find the latest update and a general purpose donation form that can be used and/or also sent to family and friends, if you would like to forward them this information. Check out http://www.ancient-ways.org/about/join-or-donate/2015-focus/ for an online version of the donation form. Thank you for your time and attention! Looking forward to hearing from you!

Great W.A.T.E.R! News!

W.A.T.E.R! = Wells And Toilets Everyone’s Right! After some difficulties in acquiring cement, we are now in a position to source the cement for wells! Ancient Ways has saved enough since 2013 to build 22 wells right away before the rainy season comes in November. Around 7% of the residents have a pure water well. We have about 515 left to build, 280 in Nhimbe and 235 in Jangano.
If you have a “special project” jar, in which you have saved up your skipped-video-or-latte money, or, are moved in your heart to make a big difference in an extended family’s life, consider DONATING NOW at http://www.ancient-ways.org/programs/facilities-improvement/water-for-wells/.
Don’t hesitate…Join us in our W.A.T.E.R! program. One well costs $250 to build , or $23/month if using a reoccurring credit card (CALL THE OFFICE at 541-259-HOPE or 877-TATENDA). Any amount helps…Plus, your family surname is painted on the well. Thank you for increasing a family’s garden productivity, overall health and wellbeing, as well as ensuring their future. Always feel free to call or write with questions! Tatenda Chaizvo!

Zimfest Volunteers

Very soon Ancient Ways will be participating in the annual Zimbabwe Music Festival, this year in Tacoma Washington July 25th-27th. Zimfest 2014 will be held on the University of Puget Sound campus where there is an incredible line up of musicians for afternoon and evening concerts, workshops for all levels of learning, and a marketplace that shares a super variety of African goods. Check out 2014.zimfest.org for the full information!

If you are able to attend Zimfest, please do come by the booth and say hello as Ancient Ways will have the exquisite serpentine sculpture from Mhondoro, textiles and jewelry from the village residents, as well as some children’s toys, CDs and T-shirts tamiflu medicine. Make it a point to stop in as we always love to reconnect with you and share the latest.

Please let us know if you are attending and are able to help Ancient Ways by taking a shift at the booth over the 3 days at the marketplace. We have the advantage of having front and center access to the free afternoon stage each day so you won’t miss a beat! If you can give us a hand with setting up or taking down the booth, or taking a 1 or 2 hour shift during market hours, please let us know right away as we are committed to sharing information and village crafts with everyone, and that means many hours and many hands from 8:30 am to 6 pm, from start to finish all three days.

Thank you! Looking forward to hearing from you. See you there!

Shop for Zimbabwe/Father’s Day Promotion at Amazon

Have you signed up to support Ancient Ways through the AmazonSmile program yet?

 

Right now, Amazon is running a special Father’s Day promotion. Through 6/15/2014, for every person who makes a qualified purchase, Amazon will donate $5 in addition to 0.5% of the purchase price. To learn more about the promotion, or to sign up, follow this<a title="link" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?R=2GS547F2Z37UB&C=3SS2O5OZ670D6&H=JW2RZFUM2JWAHXYZQ6TAFK1H9YYA&T=C&U=http%3A%2F%2Fsmile.amazon singulair dosage.com%2Fgp%2Ffeature.html%3Fref%3Dsmi_em_chfd_btn_fdoc%26docId%3D1002662301%26pldnSite%3D1%26ref_%3Dpe_732550_119439840″ target=”_blank”> link.

 

Or try http://tinyurl.com/plytlb6 or http://smile.amazon.com if the above link doesn’t work for you.

 

Example: I’ve been procrastinating on buying a new tent for camping this summer. It costs $140. If I order it right now during the Father’s Day promotion, Amazon will donate $5.70 to Ancient Ways. In this case, procrastination pays off 😉

 

Please take a minute to register for this fundraiser. If you ever shop online at Amazon, it really starts to add up and it’s no extra money out of your wallet.

Funds for new HP computer

We have 10 days left to help Ancient Ways raise money for a much needed computer! We only need a few more donations to reach the $150 still required! Do you know anyone that works for HP? HP will donate the rest to get a super computer that will last.Утепление каркасных домов пенопластом

 

 

Please call or email right away if you know anyone who can help –even $10, $25, $50 will quickly make up the remaining $150!

 

THANK YOU!

Zimbabwe and 2014

Dear Friends of Zimbabwe,Mountains Photo

Normally by now, an annual letter would be on its way to you, to share an update of our many successes and challenges this year, as well as to ask for your continued support towards our work in 2014. This year, the news will be coming a bit late. My husband has been at home in hospice due to Agent Orange and so my attention has been redirected to these personally urgent things.

We invite you to follow these links to our website and either:
1) Make your annual donation online using your credit card at http://www.ancient-ways.org/about/join-or-donate/2014-focus/
2) Print the donation form from the website http://www.ancient-ways.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2014-donation-form.pdf and send a check payable to Ancient Ways to PO BOX 346 Scio OR 97374
3) Call the office and set up a recurring payment of any amount on your credit card at 541-259-4673 or 877-TATENDA.

A newsy update will follow in time, and help share a more up-close look at what we are doing and how. We continue to make inroads through the difficult terrain created by economic hardships in two rural areas of Zimbabwe through the Nhimbe for Progress and Jangano projects. When considering donating, please remember that:

 Children in Zimbabwe are not guaranteed a free education. Even though unemployment is at 95%, #1 in the entire world, the parents are required to pay tuition for all grades of school. We not only run a model preschool and feed the children daily, but also sponsor students in all grades who are particularly deserving due to their earnest efforts, and/or needs.
 Older students are also not easily able to go on to higher education. If children in our villages are able to rise through the rural schools with high enough grades we really must invest in them.
 Boys and girls of all ages have limited hope-producing opportunities due to sub-standard living conditions and poverty impacting their health and nutrition. Our after-school programs can reach these children and provide a success filled atmosphere, helpful peer bonding, and health education intervention/intercession.
 Girl children are more vulnerable to forced underage marriage (1 in 5), lack of health education, and simply being taken advantage of. Our empowering programs are reaching young girls with tools and skill building for HIV-free living.
 Mortality rate for pregnant women and infants ranks 14th in 183 countries around the world. We are providing prenatal support and education for women during these times of great risk.
 8 in 100 residents (less than 1 in 10) in our rural areas have a well-built pit-style toilet or pure water well. We continue to build wells as the priority to reduce disease and fatalities, each year benefiting extended families with a well that will last for generations.

There is much more to share in terms of background, pictures, etc., but it will need to wait…we ask you to check out the website if you are unfamiliar with our humanitarian outreach in Zimbabwe, our local music programs, and the incredible gifts in our online store http://www.ancient-ways.org/store/for-sale/zimbabwean-sculptures/ where you find gifts that keep on living!

Thank you for considering our programs and services this year in your annual giving or tithing pledges. Remember that all donations are 100% tax deductible! Always feel free to call with questions.

Jaiaen Beck
Executive Director, Ancient Ways

Burgers for Books Fundraiser Sunday 8/25 12-2

“BURGERS FOR BOOKS” FUNDRAISER this Sunday 8/25/13 12-2PM at 35355 Eicher Rd, Albany OR 97322
Join us following the 10:45 am Gathering at The Shift when the Red Zebra Project will host a “Burgers for Books” barbeque fundraiser that will benefit a new books project in Zimbabwe through collaboration with Ancient Ways. The event will include:
• Live marimba music from Marimba Detembo
• Red Zebra cookie decorating and temporary tattoos for the kids
• Special appearance by Cosmas Magaya from Zimbabwe playing mbira
All donations will fund the new Red Zebra Project in Zimbabwe. Come and share food and festivities with us as we raise money to get Shona language books in the hands of the Zimbabwean children.
Also feel welcome to attend an informal tea party hosted by David & Hilary Ker of the Red Zebra Project on Sunday afternoon for those who would like a chance to meet Cosmas Magaya. Tea and coffee will be provided beginning at 3 pm. You can bring cakes, cookies or fruit if you like. The address is in downtown Albany, 539 5th Street SW near White Spires church on the corner of 5th and Calapooia. Call David at 541-971-0839 if you have questions or need directions.berryjam.ru

Partnership to Teach Children Mbira

Last year’s Zimfest grant to Ancient Ways is helping to start an mbira program in the Jangano area where Fradreck and Fungai Mujuru co-direct the project. Additionally, we are partnering with MBIRA organization (also a 501(c)3 non-profit) to provide mbiras to the children – check out this incredible video http://youtu.be/IRgvDJYZ1V4 from another primary school they have helped in Nyamweda, Zimbabwe.
MBIRA is dedicating 100% of June donations to purchasing mbiras for children, some of which will go to the Jangano children – see their success with these kinds of programs http://mbira.org/Teaching-the-Children-of-Zimbabwe.html. $100 buys an mbira – any amount is helpful! Help us with this program by donating:
• Building Instruments – Go to the mbira.org link above or send a check payable to MBIRA P.O. Box 7863, Berkeley, CA 94707-0863.
• Scholarship Students – Go to http://www.ancient-ways.org/projects/jangano/campaign-to-keep-jangano-children-in-school/ to help sponsor the teaching of mbira classes in the Jangano St. Bedes primary school.
Thank you!Focuz

Volunteers Needed at the Ancient Ways Zimfest Booth

With the instructions in this email you can let us know if you are able to volunteer at the Ancient Ways Zimfest booth this year. We are using the Volunteer Spot website and they have made great improvements to the site since last year!
CLICK HERE TO GIVE US A HAND AT THE ANCIENT WAYS ZIMFEST BOOTH!
http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/1102345634484130075
Zimfest is being held this year at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA from June 27-30th (see 2013.zimfest singulair online.org) with the Marketplace in front of Xavier Hall around the afternoon concert stage. We will be bringing the hand-crafts from the villages, CDs and T-shirts, as well as providing information about our work in Zimbabwe.
We run this booth with the help of volunteers and can’t do it without you! Please let us know just as soon as possible how you can be involved. Just click on the link in this email, but do so very soon so we can make plans.
Once you enter your email as your sign-on, this website will show you our Booth’s hours of operation and the specific shifts with which we need help. First it sends you a recap of the times for which you signed up, and then it sends a reminder two days before your shift, and also can let you know who else is working!

Upcoming Marimba Concert and Fundraiser!

Please help us spread the word about the upcoming concert and fundraiser in Portland this next Saturday the 20th…by using facebook, email etc. you can make a serious contribution to our efforts to raise money for the rural school children in the Jangano project located in the Dewedzo Mountains of Zimbabwe:
• Eight bands, of both children and adults, will play high-energy music from Zimbabwe and Botswana for four hours! These are the marimba students of MyLinda King and we greatly appreciate this incredible support to pay tuition for these Jangano students. (School is not free in Zimbabwe!)
• Put on your dancing shoes and come to Portland Foursquare Church 2830 NE Flanders St. Portland, OR from 12-4:30 April 20th.
• Silent auction and raffle for some great goods and services as well incredible hand-crafts bought from the villagers in Zimbabwe who are recipients of Ancient Ways services!veroxybd.com

Always feel free to write or call with questions. Please read more about the Jangano students at http://www.ancient-ways.org/projects/jangano/campaign-to-keep-jangano-children-in-school/! Thank you!