Warp & Weft would like to thank everyone who took part in the annual GoodWeave™ Rug Raffle, and donated thereby to the GoodWeave Campaign to End Child Labor. The winning ticket was drawn at the GoodWeave's holiday luncheon on December 16th by our Washington DC gallery manager Ilyssa Gross who was happy to announce that the beautiful Riviera Caramel rug now belongs to winning ticketholder Katie Fox.
Katie is a lifelong advocate for democracy and human rights, and the deputy regional director for Eurasia at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. Katie has already acquired one GoodWeave rug last year and is intended to purchase only certified products in the future.
The collective participation of GoodWeave supporters in this raffle helped raise more than $10,000! With your contribution, you have done nothing less than help save the lives of children in India and Nepal and provide schooling for former child laborers and other at-risk children in those nations.
We hope you will continue to support GoodWeave in 2010 by choosing GoodWeave certified products for your home, which now include our beautiful carpets. Please visit website www.GoodWeave.org, for updates and information about how your gift is working for the children of South Asia.