In observance of World Water Day, the African Well Fund would like to take this opportunity to announce plans for the 4th Annual Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday fund-raising drive.
Donations for the drive will be collected from March 22nd to May 6th. All donations received will be used by our partner Africare to fund water projects in Zimbabwe.
U2 fans and others inspired by Bono’s tireless activism on behalf of Africa are invited to make a donation in his honor. This year the funds raised will be used for a project in Zimbabwe. New wells will be constructed and old wells will be rehabilitated at the cost of $500 to $1500 a site – this relatively inexpensive cost per site gives us the opportunity to fund a significant amount of wells in Bono’s honor. How many is up to you!
As in previous years, after donating, contributors are invited to sign our online card and leave a birthday wish for Bono. The messages along with a “Well Share” certificate for the amount donated will be delivered to Bono via Principle Management at the conclusion of the drive.
This year, the African Well Fund has two additional ways to participate in the birthday fund-raiser. The first is through the purchase of a t-shirt featuring the winner of our recent t-shirt design contest. Over 50 entries were received and with much difficulty a winning entry was chosen. The t-shirts featuring the selected design will be available for a limited time at Cafepress. All proceeds from the sales of these shirts will be added to the total.
The birthday fundraiser will also be the beneficiary of a special EBay auction entitled PHOTOS4 // BBW4. Beginning April 17th, U2 fans will have the opportunity to bid on U2 concert photos donated by some very talented photographers.
Check our BBW4 page for further details