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Donate to the Refugee Artisan Initiative

Donate to the Refugee Artisan Initiative


Donate today to help solve one of the most important social issues in our country. When you make a tax-deductible donation to the Refugee Artisan Initiative, you will help immigrant women and their families get started in the US with more stability and security. Your donation will allow us to provide the tools, materials, and training to our artisans, including sewing machines. That’s why your contribution is so much more than charity; it’s an investment in the future of our community and country.

Thanks to all of our current supporters for their generosity!

Suggested Donation Amounts 

$100: 4 hours of in-home artisan training

$250:  Starter kit: threads, needles, machine tools and feet, chalk, measuring tape, rulers, fabric scissors, pattern scissors, pattern making paper, pattern making tools, erasers and mechanical pencils, muslin, sewing text, stapler, cutting board and iron

$500: 1 industrial grade serger

$1,500: 1 home industrial sewing machine

$3,0001 new artisan support. Includes training, new home industrial machine, serger and starter kit 


Major Donation Levels

We will recognize our generous major donors in our publications and at events, unless the donation is anonymous. 

Village: $5,000+
City: $10,000+

Our Gift to You

  • Give $150 or more and you will receive 50% off of any order that is under $100.
  • Give $500 or more and receive 2 pieces of complimentary jewelry plus 15% off of our artisan products for life. 
  • Give $1,000 or more and you will also receive 25% off for life

    The Refugee Artisan Initiative is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 82-0961407) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

    (Discount codes or complimentary appreciation gifts will be delivered to you after a donation has been received.)


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