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.