Zimfest Ongoing FundraisingHelp us keep Zimfest and the celebration of Zimbabwean culture strong and active into the future. Donations help the festival keep going and bring the best teachers we can find. Starting in 2019, your contributions also go toward our travel fellowship program, which helps bring one veteran and one brand new Zimbabwean teacher to Zimfest each year. For Zimfest 2019 we were able to sponsor community favorite, Mr. Michael Sibanda, as well as our new friend, Tafadzwa Gapara. For 2023, the veteran teacher fellowship was awarded to AfroFusion vocalist extraordinaire Tsungai Tsikirai, and the new teacher fellowship to multi-instrumentalist Othnell “Mangoma” Moyo. Supporting Zimbabwean participation at the festival is always one of our top priorities and we are thrilled at this opportunity to put your contributions to good use!
Employee Match Programs
Some companies reward their employees’ charitable giving by matching (doubling) monetary gifts or giving cash to nonprofits based on an employee’s volunteer hours. To learn more about match programs and find out if your company has one, check out this short article. For specifics on your company’s match program, contact your Human Resources department.
Contribute via Online Shopping
Goodshop and iGive are shopping platforms where a percentage of purchases go to your designated charity. Support Zimfest while shopping at your favorite merchants, such as Walmart, Best Buy, Travelocity, and thousands more! Many of these businesses also offer coupons, so you can get great deals as well.
To get started, go to goodshop.com or igive.com and Sign In or Sign Up for a new profile. Make sure you’ve selected Zimfest Association as your Cause, search for your favorite merchants, and shop as you normally would. The experience is just like shopping directly through the retailer’s website, with the added benefit that you will be earning donations to Zimfest in the process!
Do you sell items on eBay? You can choose to donate a percentage of the final sales price to Zimfest. See https://charity.ebay.com/charity/i/Zimfest-Association/85993.