SCHENECTADY, N.Y., November 21, 2007 — Ready. Set. Bid! On November 12, online shoppers began bidding for celebrity-autographed items placed on the popular auction Web site, eBay. The items, posted by the African Well Fund, were part of its annual “Got Water?” auction to raise money for, and awareness of, the issues relating to water in Africa.
The drive marks the auction’s third year online and raised over $3,100. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will be used to fund water projects in Africa through the African Well Fund’s partner organization, Africare.
Africare’s upcoming water initiatives include several African Well Fund sponsored projects in Liberia, Zimbabwe, Niger, Angola and Guinea. The projects will increase access to clean water and improve sanitation for thousands of people.
To learn more about the African Well Fund and its initiatives through Africare, click here.