The Weavers of Nigeria (WON) is a 501(c) charitable organization that is based in Columbus, Ohio. Our purpose is to foster a conducive environment for achieving lasting peace, unity, and progress through positive cooperation.
"If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much."
~Marian Wright Edelman
SAMPLE CHARITABLE DONATIONS
Afor-Igwe Primary School, Nigeria
Chibok Girls Scholarship Fund, USA
Children's Development Center, Lagos
Children's Ward, Korle Bu Hospital, Ghana
Dadaab Somali Refugee Camp
Down Syndrome Association of Nigeria
Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, Col., OH
Faith Mission, Columbus, OH
First Love Columbus (serving orphans of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria)
Haitian Relief Fund, USA
Hearts of Gold Children's Hospice, Nigeria
Katrina Relief Fund
Lutheran Social Services, Columbus, OH
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Nigerian Red Cross Society
Ogbete Primary School, Nigeria
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Nigeria
Ronald McDonald House, Columbus, OH
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Matthias Soup Kitchen for the Homeless, Columbus, OH
Sancta Maria Orphanage, Nigeria
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital
YMCA PALS, Columbus, OH (program for at-risk children)
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Dear Community Partner:
We, the Weavers of Nigeria, invite you to serve as a sponsor for our 2nd Annual Taste of Nigeria Festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the King Arts Complex in Columbus, Ohio. The Taste of Nigeria Festival is a fundraising event to support our goal of providing financial support, health supplies, clothing, and educational materials to schools, hospitals, and families, especially mothers and children. The event will introduce Columbus to Nigerian culture and will feature fashion, arts, cuisine, music, games, history, and fun for the entire family.
The name Weavers was inspired by the African Weaver Bird, which builds elaborate nests for its offspring using a variety of resources and materials, including leaves, grass, clothing, paper—anything that it can find. Just like the Weaver Bird, we find the best, use the best, share the best, and be the best for our children and our future. In doing so, we are committed to the concept of e pluribus unum—out of many, one.
As a 501(c) charitable organization, our beneficiaries include various charities in Nigeria, in the United States, and in other countries, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Haitian Relief, and Operation Smile.
The chart on the right lists the sponsorship levels that are available to our community partners. We believe that you share our mission to impact the lives of families and children in a positive manner, and with your financial support, we are looking forward to a successful event. We would appreciate a response by May 2, 2018.
Wendy Lasekan, President
Remi Adejobi, Vice President
Rafiat Eshett, Financial Secretary
Kehinde Sholesi, Treasurer
Enyioma Anaba, Parliamentarian
Lovette Chinwah-Adegbola, Historian
Egondu Onyejekwe (founding president)