to all of you, the 2006 BBW Campaign was the winner of ePhilanthropy.com's
Global People's Choice Award!
the fifth year in a row, the African Well Fund is pleased
to announce plans for a fundraising drive to " Build
a Well for Bono's Birthday ".
March 22nd through May 6th, the African
Well Fund invites U2 fans and others who are inspired
by Bono's tireless activism on behalf of Africa to make
a donation in honor of Bono's birthday on May 10th.
Your donation in the amount of $100, $75, $40,
or whatever you can afford, will go a long
way in helping to provide clean water for the people
Donations from the four previous campaigns totaled over
have been used by our partner Africare to fund well
projects in Uganda, Ethiopia, Angola and Zimbabwe, and
our current well projects are underway in Uganda, Sierra
Leone and Rwanda. Check the
AWF Wells page for more information on our projects.
This past September, two African Well Fund members traveled
to Africa to see wells built by previous birthday fundraisers.
You can see video
from the trip at youtube.com or read the
trip blog from AWF's visit to Africa for more information.
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year we will be collecting messages and signatures of
donors online to send to Bono on May 10th. After donating
here to add your name.
African Well Fund will be the beneficiary of the second
U2 Photo Auction through EBay
entitled U2 Live : Photo Auction for BBW5
. From April 14 through April 22, U2 fans
will have the opportunity to bid on U2 concert photos
donated by some very talented U2 fans.
African Well Fund offers a special t-shirt supporting
our Bono Birthday Well campaign. The t-shirts featuring
the selected design will be available for a limited
time at our
Cafe Press shop. Proceeds from the
sales of these shirts will be added to the birthday
African Well Fund will also receive royalties from
the sale of The Little Red Book of Poe-ee-tree.
The Little Red Book of Poe-ee-tree is a
collection of poems and short stories written by a
handful of U2 fans scattered across the globe. The
royalties from the book ($4.37 from the pocket version
and $4.89 from the hardback version) will be donated
to the African Well Fund. You
can order your copy today from Lulu.com.