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The Help the Children of Africa Challenge
posted by Carol and David Marine on Sunday Aug 28, 2011
To Submit an Entry, click here to sign in,
or click here to quickly register.
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 -

The Daily Paintworks Challenge

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

Payment is through PayPal

All payments for winning bids will be made through PayPal directly into the artist's PayPal account. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay for artwork. PayPal offers the option to pay instead with a credit card.

How to Bid

To view and bid in the auction of any painting in this Fundraising Challenge, simply click on the painting's thumbnail, and then click the Bid in the DPW Auction link in the popup that opens.

The Artist's Donation

Each participating artist has agreed to donate 100% of the proceeds of the sale, minus the shipping costs. Details on how your payment will be donated 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 Email the Artist link on the painting's auction page.

Any tax benefit from the donation goes to the artist, since they are making the donation.

If You are the Winning Bidder

While DPW manages the fundraiser and the auctions, the actual purchase is directly between you and the artist. If you are the winning bidder at the end of an auction, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pay the artist by PayPal. You can also go to your my Auctions page and click the PayPal button to pay.

DPW will charge no fees in this fundraiser, however PayPal will charge the artist their normal processing fee.

Thank you for your kind patronage and generosity.

Ask David at DPW a Question

The Daily Paintworks Challenge

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

This is a Fundraiser Challenge

The purpose of this challenge is to raise money for The Help the Children of Africa Challenge.

You Agree To the Following

Submit an entry only if you agree to allow DPW to auction your painting for sale and you agree to donate 100% of the proceeds (minus your shipping costs) to an organization of your choice that is aiding the fundraiser's cause.

No DPW Fees or Sales Commission

Participation in this fundraiser is completely free of charge - there are no auction fees or commissions. PayPal, however, will charge you a processing fee for the buyer's payment, which will go directly into your PayPal account associated with the PayPal email address you enter when setting up your auction.

Entering your Artwork

Click the Enter your Artwork link on the fundraiser page and fill in all the information in the submission dialog that opens.

There are three sections to fill out in the dialog and you will have to click on the appropriate tabs in the dialog to see them:

  • Your Information
  • Your Painting's Information
  • The Auction Information

Ask David at DPW a Question

Daily Paintworks
Your DPW PayPal Checkout is almost set up!
Thank you for granting DPW permission to create a PayPal checkout on your behalf.

In addition to granting permission, you also need to make sure that you have a free Business-level PayPal account.
You can read more about to do this here.
- David