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The Help the Children of Africa Challenge
posted by Carol and David Marine on Sunday Aug 28, 2011
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The UN has said up to 400,000 children in the Horn of Africa could die without aid and up to 11 million people require food assistance. In March of this year, over 1,500 artists and buyers stepped up and sold and bought fine art, through our Help Japan Challenge, to help the people of Japan. We hope to create the same opportunity to help the children starving in the Horn of Africa due to the devistating dought.

As before, everyone is welcome to post artwork for sale and all can bid to buy. To submit to the challenge, you do not need to be a member of Daily Paintworks, and there will be no charge or commission for the submission or the sale. To bid, or to submit, if you are not a member, all you have to do is register, which is free, quick, and easy, if you haven't already.

All work will be sold through a DPW Auction and the final transaction will be between the artist and the buyer, in most cases, through PayPal.

If you sell work through this fundraiser, you agree to donate 100% of the proceeds, minus the cost of shipping, which should be charged in addition to the winning bid, to an aid organization helping the children of the Horn of Africa. Additionally, you agree to provide a receipt to the buyer of your artwork as proof of the donation. It is the artist however, who is making the donation, and so who receives any tax benefit. Please indicate how you wish to help in the description of your challenge submission.

Here are two recommended aid organizations:

The American Red Cross
World Vision

Click here for a long list of organizations on msnbc.com

The challenge will not have an official end, however we will actively promote it for at least one month.

Please help us spread the word about this fundraiser far and wide. Post it on your Facebook page, your website, your blog, and email and tweet all your family, friends, and patrons. We appreciate your help.

- Carol and David
 

Amount Raised - $5,423


The Daily Paintworks Challenge

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To Submit an Entry, click here to sign in,
or click here to register (it is quick and free).

Most DPW Challenges are about sharing, learning, and fun.

This Challenge has a higher purpose - it is an auction-based fundraiser to help people in need.

Please follow the directions for this fundraiser in the challenge's description.

Anyone can participate by submitting an entry. Any original, 2-D, natural media art created by you is welcome.

By participating, you agree to donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of your submission(s) as described in the fundraiser's description. Please be sure to indicate how you will donate the proceeds of the sale in your painting's description when you submit your entry.

While DPW manages the fundraiser and the auctions, the actual purchase is directly between you (the artist) and the buyer. At the end of the auction, a PayPal button will be available in an email to the winning bidder and on the auction page. This is only meant to be a convenience - you and the buyer are free to handle the payment in any way you both wish. There will be no fees charged by DPW, however PayPal will charge the artist their normal fee if you used for the purchase.

If your auction ends with a winning bidder, please send them a quick and friendly email to thank and congratulate them. Do not, however, send the painting without first confirming their payment. It is also a good idea to let them know how you will donate the proceeds and once done, to email them a receipt, if there is one.

Please note that any tax benefit from the donation is yours and not the buyer's, since you are the one actually making a donation of your work.

To submit an entry, register (it is quick and free), sign in if you haven't already, and then click the Submit to the Fundraiser link.

Thank you for your kind participation and generosity.

The Daily Paintworks Challenge

Contact David at DPW

Bid in an auction, click here to sign in,
or click here to register (it is quick and free).

To view and bid in the auction of any painting in this Fundraising Challenge, simply click on the painting's thumbnail.

Each participating artist has agreed to donate 100% of the proceeds of the sale, minus the shipping costs, as described in the fundraiser's description. Deatails on how each donation will be allocated can be found in each painting's description on the painting's auction page. If it is not, please feel free to contact the artist by clicking the Contact the Artist link on the painting's auction page.

While DPW manages the fundraiser and the auctions, the actual purchase is directly between you and the artist. At the end of the auction, a PayPal button will be made available by email and on the auction page itself. This is only meant to be a convenience - you and the artist are free to handle the payment in any way you both wish.

DPW will charge no fees in this fundraiser, however PayPal will charge the artist their normal fee if used for the purchase.

Thank you for your kind patronage and generosity.

The Daily Paintworks Challenge

To Submit an Entry, click here to sign in,
or click here to quickly register.

Submitting to this DPW Fundraising Challenge is quick and easy.

There are no deadlines, and you can submit as many times as you want.

When you click the Submit to the Fundraiser! link, simply fill out the dialog form that appears. After a quick spam screening, your submission will be posted on this page and available for other artists and potential buyers to see. Best of all, you don't have to sign up for anything and there are no fees or commissions.

The Entry Submission Dialog

*All required fields in the dialog are marked with a red asterix and outline.

There are three sections to fill out in the dialog and you will have to scroll down in the dialog to see them:

  • Your Information
  • Your Painting's Information
  • The Auction Information
Enter Your and Your Painting's Information:
Set Up your Auction:

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Thank you for Setting Up Your DPW PayPal Checkout!
Now, when a buyer pays for one of your works through either a DPW generated PayPal link or a DPW Auction, DPW will:
  • mark your artwork as sold and paid
  • send you an email notification, as will PayPal
  • pull in the transaction information, including shipping, sales tax, and PayPal fees - you can export this information by clicking the export button above your Art Tracking grid
  • pull in the buyer's information, including name, email address, and full shipping address
Happy Painting!
- David
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- David