Organized by: Diane Fleisch Hughes
Diane Fleisch Hughes via Crowdrise
October 19, 2014
EVENT DATE Dec 01, 2014
Update! Postcards are pouring in - keep 'em coming! i am halfway to my goal (donations have been arriving in the mail - the site does not reveal this - donate here or by mail. THNK YOU!!
I am an Art Therapist and will be joining a group of 9 other Art therapists and Counselors to travel to Zimbabwe, Africa. We will be traveling to Zimbabwe in December to support children of all ages who have been orphaned by AIDS, suicide and/or violence. We will also be working with their caregivers in order give them the resources to carry on our work after we leave. We will be bringing as many art supplies as we can carry to enrich and empower these children's lives long after we have left. The funds raised here will help with art supplies and travel expenses. I am excited to share art with these children and the staff in an effort to help them cope and heal through self expression.
Art4africa postcard project - Send a Postcard to Africa
Create a small postcard 3x5 or standard postcard size and send it to me. I will bring the postcard to Africa with me and put it in the hands of a child who needs to know that the world cares.
What do I put on my postcard?
Any positive message - (love from my city……sending peace etc) a picture of your house….family……favorite spot ……. or maybe your favorite quote. Artwork? oh yes if you are comfortable creating artwork then that is perfect!
Send the postcard to me at PO BOX 1542 Painesville Ohio 44077 and I will take the postcard with me to Africa. You can send a donation with the postcard or donate online here!!
How much do I donate?
It is up to you - see the incentive list...... or do what you can, your postcard will still get to Africa.
How will you know I donated if I don’t send a donation with the postcard?
Let me know….if you donated online (put a sticker on the postcard - I will remove.... or leave me a note online when you donate.... or you can respond to my blog post with your name and amount).
I will be matching the names from the postcards with the donations.
Of course there are incentives to donating……..but if you are not able to I don’t want you to feel left out - send me a postcard anyway :)
Can we do this as a group?
YES! - Great idea for the classroom - have each student create a postcard or collaborate on a few. Teachers ask students to donate $2 for each postcard and follow the blog so they can see where the postcard ends up!
I will take pictures of the postcards as I get them and post them on my blog………… http://dianefleischhughes.wordpress.com
Any other questions? Post them here - I bet others have the same question!
Incentives for donations
$20 or more will receive a 5x6 matted photo from Africa (your choice)
$75 or more will receive a set of cards with photos from the trip
$150.00 or more will receive a hardcover book that chronicle stye trip through photos, artwork and journal pages.
$250 or more - a photo of your postcard with the child that receives it plus the hardcover book