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.
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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.