2020 Annual Shared Harvest Campaign
Each harvest season, we give thanks by coming together in community and sharing what we have! Harvest time is when our farmers reap the yields of the seeds they planted months ago with patience and care to provide the food that nourishes and sustains us all.
This year has been difficult for many, with the COVID-19 pandemic putting our communities at risk of health, hunger and economic struggles. A policy brief published in May 2020 by the International Growth Centre estimates that an additional 9.1 percent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa have immediately fallen into extreme poverty as a result of COVID-19, with 65 percent of that increase resulting from the lockdowns alone. It further estimates that 3.6 percent of the population in the region, including 3.9 million children under the age of five, have fallen into severe food deprivation.
This year has equally revealed the interconnected nature of our world and the importance of acting together to support those most in need and to build a healthy future for all.
Join us this fall for our annual Shared Harvest campaign, a platform for grassroots communities to come together and raise funds in support of our community partners, who are on the frontlines of responding to COVID-19 and safeguarding health, education, development and resilience in African communities. When we stand together, we can sow the seeds of hope and abundance for all to reap.
Three Ways to Join the Campaign:
Make a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation to invest in community-led impact in African communities and help our affiliates meet their fall fundraising goals.
Bid on or purchase one of our fantastic items in the Shared Harvest Auction. Each item supports a particular affiliate. Find yourself a deal while supporting one of our African community partners. Runs October 28-November 27, 2020. Click the icon above to visit our online auction.
Our affiliates are hosting innovative virtual events. Join an event and support sustainable community programming. You can also host your own event! Gather your family and friends for a virtual or safe in-person dinner, ask for donations and contribute the proceeds. Download the host toolkit and set up your event now.
Shared Harvest Upcoming Events!
Shared Harvest Auction
Bid on or purchase one of our fantastic items in the Shared Harvest Auction. Each item supports a particular affiliate. Find yourself a deal while supporting one of our African community partners.
Dates/Times: October 28 at 8am ET - November 27, 2020 at 8pm ET
Mikoko Kwanza - Dinner for Mangrove Restoration
Virtual cooking class with Sabra Said, member of the Zanzibar-Canadian Diaspora Association (ZACADIA), in support of grassroots community mangrove restoration in Pemba, Zanzibar.
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 5-7pm ET
Trivia Night in Support of Bridging Worlds Through Music
Friends of BWTM are hosting a virtual trivia night. Test your knowledge of music, sports, history, geography, and pop culture! Sign up as an individual, pair or team! The suggested donation of $10 per participant will go directly to BWTM programs.
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Time: 8-9:30pm ET
Because I Care Family Quiz
Fundraising for Kijiji Cha Upendo's emergency food baskets and hygiene support in Kibera slum community of Nairobi, Kenya.
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Time: 6:30-8pm EDT
Quiz has passed, still: Donate here
Cameroonian Cooking Class for Climate & Education with Laura Onyama
Fundraising for PACC Policy's forest restoration & climate education programs, & Laura's Dream Education Project!
Date: October 18, 2020
Time: 3-4:30pm EDT / 8-9:30pm WAT
Bridging Worlds Through Music Quiz
Fundraising for Bridging World Through Music's life-changing music programming in Handeni and Geita, Tanzania.
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Time: 8:30-10pm EDT
Host Your Own!
Gather your family and friends for a virtual or safe in-person dinner, ask for donations and contribute the proceeds. The sky is the limit - download the host toolkit and set up your event now.
Thank you for your support.