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 CrossWorld VisionClick 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