A present of water

The good people at the African Well Fund have announced their annual campaign to raise money to build a well in Africa in honor of Bono’s birthday. Click on the following link to read the organization’s press release on the 4th Annual Bono Birthday Fundraiser.


African Well Fund Announces 4th Annual Bono Birthday Fundraiser

Schenectady, NY – March 22, 2006 – The African Well Fund is excited to announce plans for the 4th Annual Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday fundraising drive. The fundraiser aims to raise money in honor of Bono’s May 10th birthday. 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 Sub-Saharan Africa.

U2 fans and others inspired by Bono’s tireless activism on behalf of Africa are invited to make a donation in his honor. Donations from the previous three fundraisers totaled more than $50,000 and were used to fund water projects in Uganda, Ethiopia, and Angola. This year the funds raised will be used for a project in Zimbabwe. Donations may be made by visiting our website. 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 fundraiser.

This year, the African Well Fund has two additional ways to participate in the birthday fundraiser. 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 www.cafepress.com. All proceeds from the sales of these shirts will be added to the birthday fundraiser 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 U2 fans.

Check our website for further details.

The African Well Fund is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2002 by a group of U2 fans. Since that time, AWF has raised more than $145,000, which has been used to fund more than 40 clean water projects in sub-Saharan Africa. All donations to the African Well Fund go directly to Africare, one of the leading private, non-profit, charitable organizations assisting Africa. The African Well Fund was founded to focus on one achievable goal: providing access to clean water to everyone in Africa. The African Well Fund believes that access to water is not merely a basic human need but a basic human right.

Source: African Well Fund