Mission & History

Founding board memebers from left to right: Steven Buchholz, Elizabeth Rogers, Christian Pitter, Jeannie Chang, Arnd Herz, Susanne Martin Herz

Founding board memebers from left to right: Steven Buchholz, Elizabeth Rogers, Christian Pitter, Jeannie Chang, Arnd Herz, Susanne Martin Herz

Our Mission

House of Stone is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose 3-fold mission is to: (1) support both young and established Zimbabwean artists by purchasing sculpture at fair trade prices and presenting their work to an international marketplace, (2) raise awareness in the U.S. about the present African HIV/AIDS crisis, and (3) provide financial support for sustainable, community-initiated, and culturally-sensitive projects supporting children impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our History

Zimbabwe, a Shona word, translates literally to “House of Stone.”

In addition, our organization’s name conveys images of both the endurance and stability of the homes that we hope to help provide for Zimbabwean children and of the stones from which modern Zimbabwean sculpture is carved.

Special thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, who made the purchase of our first collection of sculptures in 2000 possible. Since that time, all proceeds from art sales and donations have directly supported community-supported programs for orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe.

House of Stone Charitable Organization has no religious or institutional affiliations.

House of Stone income and expenditures

House of Stone income and expenditures

 
 
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