Support Zimfest

There are many ways to support Zimfest. You can become a member, you can volunteer, and you can make a donation. Many people do all three!


You can donate any amount you choose. Because Zimfest Association is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible in the United States. We greatly appreciate any donation you are able to make. Thanks for your support!

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Donate Via Check

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Zimfest Association
Mail checks to: Zimfest Association
c/o Chris Halaska
2170 Garfield St.
Eugene, OR 97405

Zimfest 2018 Fundraising Drive

Help us keep Zimfest and the celebration of Zimbabwean culture strong and active into the future. Donate in the Zimfest 2018 Fundraising Drive. This year, we are aiming to raise $8,000 towards the cost of: transportation, room and board for the group of talented Zimbabwean teachers; implementing the new festival registration system; and purchasing marimbas to augment the supply of instruments at the festival.

Some fun ideas for raising funds in support of Zimfest include hosting events in your local community — benefit concerts, dance parties, fundraising dinners and silent auctions. Share your events on the Zimfest Facebook Page so that we can see all the exciting events that are being planned to support Zimfest 2018. For more ideas, see the Letter From the Zimfest Board and this blog post.

If you would like your gift to be In Memory of someone, enter their name in the “Note to seller” section on PayPal. (If you already donated this year and want to add a name, send us a message.) We will create an In Memoriam here on this web page.

Prices of Impact
$9.50 – Dinner at Zimfest for 1 Zimbabwean
$24.25 – Meals for a day for 1 Zimbabwean
$640.00 – Housing for 4 Zimbabweans during Zimfest
$1,513.00 – All weekend meal plan for 17 Zimbabwean teachers

Update August 29: Thank you for participating in the $1,000 matching challenge, from friends and relatives who really know nothing about Zimfest to our long-time loyal supporters. With all of your help we raised $1,500. A big thank you to our anonymous donors for this final Zimfest 2018 challenge. We have met and exceeded our $8,000 fundraising campaign goal for Zimfest 2018.

Ways to Contribute When You Shop Online

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