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Old 08-14-2007, 07:25 PM   #1
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Be a Celebrity for the African Well Fund

There's a popular theory stating that each person in the world is separated from everyone else by six or fewer connections. With the Internet, that gap seems to be closing as ordinary people gain worldwide notoriety through their Web pages and blogs, sometimes even striking up global friendships.

Hanes, actor Kevin Bacon (someone who many of us have spent hours connecting to a variety of performers in six degrees or less) and Network for Good have teamed up to take advantage of our increased global connectivity to benefit a number of nonprofit organizations, including the African Well Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises money to build and maintain wells in Africa.

Via the Six Degrees initiative, organizations are collecting donations in a friendly competition that runs through September 16th. The six organizations with the most unique donations will get matching grants of up to $10,000 from Hanes. All of the donations are being collected through Network for Good. There is a $10 minimum for donations to be counted in the contest but donations of any size are welcomed.

AWF Board Member Diane Yoder created a badge for the organization that tells about its mission, has a link to AWF's Network for Good donation page, and provides up-to-the-minute donation numbers and amounts.

AWF is currently in the Six Degrees top 10 but needs continued support from all the Web stars out there to maintain its standing and win one of the matching grants. E-mail the link to AWF's badge (http://www.networkforgood.org/pca/Badge.aspx?badgeId=106100) to any of your family and friends who support the group's mission of providing clean water to needy African communities, post it on your Web journals, or insert it into the signatures on your e-mails or forum profiles.

Supporters can also post the AWF badge on their MySpace pages or Web sites using the codes and links available in the badge's "Share" tab.

For Facebook members, special badge posting instructions are available from Six Degrees.

If you have any other ideas for how AWF can spread the word about the Six Degrees fundraiser, please e-mail info@africanwellfund.org.

Thank you to everyone who takes the time to make a donation to AWF during this drive. Even if AWF doesn't win one of the grants, the money collected will make a huge difference in many lives.

For more information on the African Well Fund, visit www.africanwellfund.org.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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AWF has fallen out of the top 10 but has gotten $505 in donations, which is much appreciated. We still have a few weeks left in this drive so please continue to spread the word.
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I tried to donate, but PayPal wouldn't let me and the Credit Card payment works only if you are a US resident.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:01 PM   #5
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I tried to donate, but PayPal wouldn't let me and the Credit Card payment works only if you are a US resident.
I'm sorry. You can donate direct to AWF at www.africanwellfund.org.

Thanks!
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Would that help for the TopTen, as well?

Anyways, I will make some Dollars available as soon as possible.
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Would that help for the TopTen, as well?

Anyways, I will make some Dollars available as soon as possible.
It won't help with this contest but it all goes to the same cause.
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I donated the other day.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:26 PM   #9
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We're currently up to 30 donors and $790 in donations. Thanks so much to everyone who's been able to contribute thus far. This drive runs through the 16th.
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We're currently at $905 in donations. While it seems we won't make the Top 10, if we can raise $1,000 during this short drive, that would be amazing. Please, continue to tell your friends and spread the word about our badge. Thanks!!

http://www.networkforgood.org/pca/Ba...badgeId=106100
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AWF is now at $1,060 in donations. Thanks to everyone who's donated! If you're still interested in donated through this drive, the last day to donate is Sunday.
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