Serving Sessions

The mission of Abantu International is to connect people, identify human needs and share our global resources. We have been grateful and blessed to meet essential needs of clean water and maternal healthcare in Uganda in the last year. Now we have an incredible opportunity to meet local needs as well.

Sponsor an Event

There is an African proverb that says, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." We desire to go very far and are looking for business owners in the area, like you, who want to make a difference in lives of people who are experiencing extremely difficult circumstances and need our love and support.

We are looking for donors to sponsor our "Serving Sessions." A $500 donation to Abantu International covers an entire serving session where volunteers create handmade gifts for people in need. Choose from a variety of classes to sponsor.

Make it a Team Outing 

The benefits don't stop at the handmade gifts. Serving sessions are a great way to build teamwork with employees too. Sponsor a session and book your employees to volunteer as a wonderful team building activity or your volunteer outing.

Build our Community

These events strengthen our community as we to come together as friends and families to help and love one other. Painting parties are wonderful outings for those who can afford it. Serving Sessions also provide these fun social outings to those who may not be able to afford a class on their own without the embarrassment of anyone having to know.

Serving Sessions

Serving sessions take place at Abantu Arts Fusion in Crystal Lake. Each event is promoted on Abantu International's website and and social media as well as on Abantu Arts Fusion's website and social media. Your name will be posted in your sponsored event as an appreciation. You may choose which type of event to sponsor or leave it to us to select the area of most immediate need.


Sponsor a Serving session


Serving Session Donation

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

$500 donation covers a full serving session of your choice. Select by project type, recipient or most urgent need. 

Volunteer at an Event

Gather your friends, co-workers, small group or family and party with a purpose. The full experience of a social outing with a powerful impact that can change a life. No experience necessary to participate in these serving sessions. You can choose what type of activity your group would enjoy, the organization you'd like to support or choose "most urgent need" and we'll surprise you. 

Available sessions include:  


  • Chunky yarn blanket class gives blankets to Mom's Not Forgotten
  • Scrubbies class for National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance against human trafficking
  • Linus blanket class for children in the hospital
  • Pillowcase dress class for kids in Luwero, Uganda
  • Card making class for military and their families
  • Soul Hope Pattern class for Soul Hope providing shoes to kids in Uganda

All sessions are held at Abantu Arts Fusion in Crystal Lake, Illinois. 

Find an upcoming event: Look for the "Serving Session" sticker