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Old 03-09-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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African Well Fund's 9th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday

Many thanks to all you amazing PLEBAns for the generous support you've given to past Build a Well for Bono's Birthday campaigns! The fundraiser officially begins in two weeks and right now AWF is hosting a design contest. Details below.

AWF Seeking Designs for 9th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday Fundraiser

The African Well Fund will launch its 9th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday fundraiser on Tuesday, March 22 and is inviting supporters to submit designs that could be used to promote the fundraiser.

The theme of this year's fundraiser is "Because we can, we must," a lyric from the U2 song "Mercy," and all designs submitted must include the fundraiser theme, the AWF logo (which can be downloaded here) and the AWF website (africanwellfund.org).

Artists are asked to submit their designs in a JPG or PDF format to lwineman@africanwellfund.org by Friday, March 18. Designs must also be available in a 300-dpi minimum high-resolution format if chosen to promote Build a Well for Bono's Birthday (PSD/AI/EPS/TIFF/PDF formats are all acceptable). Please don't include any copyrighted images or derivative images of Bono or U2 in your design.

The winning design will be selected by AWF's board of directors and announced on March 22. It will be featured on the AWF website and social media pages, as well as in press releases and on items sold through the AWF Zazzle store.

For more information, visit the Design Contest page.

Funds raised during the 9th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday, which runs March 22 through May 10, will benefit water and sanitation projects that will be implemented by AWF partner Africare at girls schools in Benin that have been built by Angelique Kidjo's Batonga Foundation.
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Looking forward to seeing how much can be raised for this year's fundraiser!
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Best of luck with the new fundraiser and design contest!
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Build a Well for Bono's Birthday Fundraiser Launched

The African Well Fund launches the 9th Annual Build a Well for Bono's Birthday fundraiser today with the unveiling of the campaign's logo, designed by Lizzie Fortuin. The logo, which was selected by AWF board members from a group of submissions entered into the recent fundraiser design contest, highlights the fundraiser's "Because We Can, We Must" theme.



The fundraiser will run March 22 through May 10. It will benefit a water and sanitation project that will be implemented by AWF partner Africare at girls' schools in Benin supported by Angelique Kidjo's Batonga Foundation.

AWF will accept Build a Well for Bono's Birthday donations through its PayPal account, the Africare website and a special Facebook Causes page. All donors are invited to add their names and birthday wishes to a card that will be sent to Bono in care of Principle Management. Click here to make a donation or view the birthday card.

AWF will also host a U2 live photo auction and will auction off U2 360° Tour tickets on eBay to raise money for Build a Well for Bono's Birthday. Special fundraiser T-shirts will be sold through AWF's Zazzle store.

U2 fans have donated nearly $200,000 through the eight previous Build a Well for Bono's Birthday fundraisers to benefit more than 30,000 people in Angola, Liberia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
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It really is all of the U2 fans who make donations, who bid in AWF auctions, who take the photographs, who spread the word on Twitter and Facebook, who buy merchandise that make the difference.
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You can now also make donations to Build a Well for Bono's Birthday through a Facebook Causes page that has been set up at Build a Well for Bono's Birthday | causes.com. If you can't make a financial donation, Causes will donate on your behalf if you take a minute to watch a video or take a survey.
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AWF Releases Updated Donations Totals

In January, African Well Fund announced its 2011 goal to reach the $1 million mark for total funds raised since inception. As of March 31, AWF has raised $932,538, just $67,462 away from that $1 million goal.

You can help AWF reach that $1 million goal by donating to this year's Build a Well for Bono's Birthday fundraiser, which is benefiting clean water and sanitation projects at girls' schools in Benin. To learn more about the fundraiser, or to make a donation, click here. To learn other ways you can help AWF reach the $1 million goal, click here.
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Thanks for the update. Is there a start date yet for the ebay auction?
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Not yet, we'll probably auction the tickets off closer to the end of the drive, like the end of April/beginning of May.
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The photo auction is slated for May 1-10.
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Yep...you didn't know you beat me a few times? OUCH!!

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