To raise awareness about poverty in Calgary through the sale of locally knitted mittens by folks who have experienced poverty firsthand themselves.
Our mission is simple; to raise awareness about poverty in Calgary. For every pair of mittens we sell, we give a pair to a person in need, right here in our city. We use locally sourced wool, and every pair is hand-knit by amazing volunteers through our organization.
How the $1,000 will be spent:
We will use the funds to purchase more supplies in order to keep our knitters occupied with our weekly knitting circles as well as to expand our project into items that may include toques and scarves. The same idea will apply to these new items - that for every item sold to raise funds to maintain this project and raise awareness about poverty, one item will be given to a person in need through our organization.
We're all about awesome and Kmitt is a project that was founded by two young people who have recently joined our Board of Directors - Joanna Gee and Nick Meehan - two very awesome individuals.
Ready to vote?
Again, to sum up:
- We’ll post this round’s submission pool here at awesomecalgary.org on the morning of Monday, November 18 for your perusal.
- You’ll read through all of the submissions and pick (and most importantly, rank) your Top4 favourites, or in other words, the four submissions you’d like to see be invited to pitch at our final Pitch Night of 2013.
- You’ll submit your ranked Top4 picks to us no later than midnight on Saturday, November 30 through an online ballot form to be released alongside the idea submissions on Nov 18.
- We’ll tally up the results and announce the final set of Top4 Finalists for 2013 here on the blog along with our Pitch Night date and venue on the morning of Monday, December 2.
For more information on how this will all work (including FAQs), check out our blog announcement.
All eligible submissions can be found here.
The deadline for voting is midnight on Saturday, November 30 and the online ballot form can be found here. Make sure to read through them all!
Which four ideas would you like to see pitch for a $1,000 no-strings-attached micro-grant? Now’s your chance to make your voice heard!