This project is a fundraising event that I brought to my school's attention. I would like to hold a community event where there is a silent auction, a speaker, music, dancing, raffles, donation jars, activities and a large art project. The money raised will be sent to GI-Net, (Genocide Intervention Network,) and will be used to buy firewood and stoves for families in Internally Displaced Persons camps. This is very important because when the families run out of firewood to cook with, they have to travel up to 15 miles to get more. Men cannot go, because they run the greatest risk of being killed by the Janjaweed militia. Women and children have to go instead, and they are usually raped and/or killed on their way.
In this event, I am planning on writing to many different stores and companies to ask them if they would be interested in helping us by making tax-deductable donations in the form of money and/or objects for the auction and raffle. If people don't want to take part in the raffle or auction, there would be different shaped and sized donation jars for loose change that the people would like to donate. I would also like to get a large piece of cloth and different colors of paint, and whoever comes to the event and donates gets to put their handprint and name up on the cloth. I was thinking that this could either be sent off along with the money as a giant card, or it could be hung up somewhere as a reminder of what we all did.