December 2007 Archives

Africare has a wonderful story up on their site about one of African Well Fund's donors, Elsha Stockseth.
Elsha's story is truly inspirational and we think it only fitting that we end 2007 with a look at her efforts on behalf of those less fortunate than her.

The 5th annual // inTO the Heart // U2 fan festival rocked Toronto November 1-3, breaking its own attendance record with over 800 visitors from Europe, all over the States and Canada dancing, singing and partying at the 3-day music festival. ITH 2007 featured the launch party at Li'ly's in Little Italy, the ambitious "U2 Songbook" at the Gladstone, and the tribute concert at Healey's starring headliners ELEVATION the U2 tribute band and Montreal's ACROBAT.

Music festival acts that donated their time and talent to make the fresh and wildly ambitious "U2 Songbook" event a resounding success were THE SEA INSIDE, PETER BLOOM BAND, LORAINA FITZSIMMONS BAND, CARLO COPPOLA, CHARLES FITZSIMMONS, WHY WALK ALONE, MC FLIPSIDE, MACH 747 FEATURING K.G., ALBIE, BLAIR plus featuring an adrenaline infused original set by Toronto's indie faves CODE REVIVAL shot for a future DVD.

The U2 Fan Photo Exhibitors donated their photographs for the Live Auction which had a photo finish with fans from all over the world taking home striking concert photography of U2 on tour from eras including PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo tours and helping raise cash for the AWF.

Thank you to all who attended, donated prizes, volunteered and supported ITH 2007 – you not only celebrated the music and vibe of U2 but also its spirit by raising $3,000 for the African Well Fund! This cash will fund a water project in Guinea, Africa where there is a dire need for access to clean water… together we built a well!

African Well Fund is thrilled to announce that our third annual Got Water? Auction was a success, raising over $3,000 for clean water projects in Africa.

From Nov. 12 to 19, AWF auctioned items such as water bottles signed by Bono, Travis Barker of Blink-182 and +44, Criss Angel, Barry Manilow and the members of Anti-Flag; an EDUN ONE Campaign shirt signed by Ali Hewson, Bono and designer Rogan Gregory; an autographed Tom Morello CD; and Duran Duran’s "Live from London" DVD and greatest hits CD, both signed by all four original band members!

Proceeds from the auction go toward clean water projects in Guinea and Zambia.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's auction.

African Well Fund is participating in Facebook and The Case Foundation’s Causes Giving Challenge! From Dec 13, 2007 to Feb 1, 2008, AWF will 'take the challenge' by asking our supporters to join our Giving Challenge cause and donating to AWF through Facebook.

The cause with the most donors will be awarded $50,000 by the Case Foundation. In addition, the next two causes with the most donors will receive $25,000, the next ten Causes will receive $10,000, and each day the Cause with the most donors that day will receive $1,000!

You can participate in this exciting campaign by joining our cause here. (If you are not already a Facebook member, you will be required to join Facebook to join the cause).

Once you have joined the cause, please help us spread the word by inviting your friends and family!

Facebook has partnered with the Case Foundation for this exciting campaign to show the extraordinary impact online communities have on giving!

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