As African Well Fund nears the $1 million fundraising mark, we’ve asked supporters to share their stories of why they give. In this installment, Elsha Stockseth, an artist who sells Christmas cards each year to benefit AWF, shares her reasons why.
How did you first learn about the African Well Fund?
I actually learned about the African Well Fund by becoming a U2 fan. I remember getting some stickers and fliers at a pre-show party for @U2 in 2005 before the U2 San Diego show.
Why did you want to support AWF?
I wanted to support the African Well Fund because I know Bono actually has made contact with [the organization]. I also believe that everyone in the world should have access to clean usable drinking water–so basic yet so necessary.
What are some specific things you’ve done to support AWF’s mission to fund clean water and sanitation projects in sub-Saharan Africa?
I have been creating Christmas cards on my computer for the last five years and then selling them to raise money for the African Well Fund.
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Have you introduced your family, friends or community to AWF? How?
I have introduced my family and friends to the African Well Fund. Actually, without my family and friends’ help, I could not have raised money like I have been able to, I can never thank them enough.
Why do you continue to support AWF?
I continue to support the African Well Fund because I really believe it is a great cause and a great charity.
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